Author: Thomas Fairman (Thomas Fairman)

The scent of a eucalypt
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The scent of a eucalypt

The next time you are near a eucalypt, I want you to do one thing. Breathe in. Deeply. You’ll be able to immediately notice it. That sharp, sweet scent of the eucalypt leaf. A mix of menthol and honey. Take some leaves in your hand, crinkle them. The scent will become more powerful, before it...

Remember the wild fires
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Remember the wild fires

Every summer, we always seem to be caught off guard. For those of us in southern Australia, maybe those long preceding months of grey sky and rain soak in a deep sense of complacency that fades our memories, like a long-lost tan. But our senses can be easily stirred by the familiar smell of burning...