Richard E Grant: “There are 1,100 perfumes released every year. It’s like a 57-year-old man saying, ‘Right. I’m now going to release a pop record.’ You don’t stand a chance in hell. But here I am”

(...) creator’s idea of how it ought to smell. The new perfume, Jack Covent Garden, was inspired by Grant(...)

Beat generation: William Burroughs in the 1950s. Photograph: Everett/Rex Shutterstock

(...) some time later in Moroccan port of Tangiers, to where Burroughs decamped in the late 1950s. The smell(...)

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But would it taste the same? Roses have a long(...)

Grassroots canvassing: Bobby Aylward, the Fianna Fáil candidate, looking for support in Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Patrick Browne

(...):green fields, the budding beech and oak of Jenkinstown woods, bluebells, the not-quite-unpleasant smell of(...)

End of the road: Belfast-Waterford-Dublin-Waterford-Belfast, over the course of four days. By the end I was deaf, my left leg had developed a cramping twitch and my wallet was sucked dry by the 25mpg thirst.

(...) labrador. Same damp, musty smell after you’ve been down the fields with it too.And that’s the real catch(...)

‘People can be divided into two groups: those who wear shoes in the house and those who do not.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) trousers. What if my battered old Converse have made my feet smell? What if I’m chilly? Truly, these people(...)

Clinical psychologist Michael Paterson was injured in an IRA rocket attack while working as an RUC officer in 1981. Seventeen years later he benefited from EMDR therapy. Photograph: Arthur Allison/ Pacemaker Press

(...) gym top, that doesn’t go through the laundry. After a while the smell builds up and starts wafting(...)

Sanctions and oil-price hit Russians buy caviar at Disas supermarket in Lappeenranta. Where once they bought fashion, those who come now are buying groceries. Photograph: Derek Scally

(...) the Russians to be honest. They’re rude and they smell of cigarettes,” said one cafe worker, Anni. “I(...)

Ian Bell’s 22nd Test Match century gave England control on the first day against the West Indies in Antigua. Photograph: Afp

(...) brought change. There was a stiff breeze blowing across the ground, bringing with it the smell of jerk(...)

Remembered: Seamus Heaney. Photograph: Mario Carlini/Iguana Press/Getty

Romanian poet Marin Sorescu and Carson’s poem Calvin Klein’s Obsession, which alludes to the nexus of smell(...)