This work is based on the exploration of Scent, or better, the scientific process by which we smell. In 2005, the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine was awarded to Richard Axel and Linda Buck for their discovery of how the Olfactory System works. Their research proved that shape was the key element in determining scent. The shapes of molecules interact with receptors to create patterns in the olfactory center of our brains. These patterns allow us to differentiate and experience the thousands of different scents in our world. The scents I chose fall under four themes borrowed from Michael Pollan’s book The Botany of Desire: Beauty, Sweetness, Intoxication and Control. These basic human desires link us to the natural world in that it is through desire that we have propagated, harvested, modified, and sought out such substances. Although no actual scent is present, our bodies know these biological processes of smell and shape even if we are relying on our memories of them.