In the first in a series of novels centring on the senses, Dunedin author and recent Arts Foundation Laureate Laurence Fearnley, focusses on smell. In Scented, university lecturer Sian is struggling to come to terms with being made redundant. So she goes on a mission to create a signature perfume, one that tells her life story. Throughout the novel, Sian remembers smells associated with people and places, including the time she moved to Central Otago to work on the apricot orchards: Lynn Freeman talks to Laurence about memory and the sense of smell. Laurence Fearnley's Scented is published by Penguin Random House.