Notre Dame, Penn State, Auburn, and the University of North Carolina all have plans for college-licensed perfumes. Although we don’t plan to follow suit, we asked alumni what Carleton’s scent might smell like:
Bell Field, freshly mowed, at dusk in early fall
—Tasha Carvell ’97, senior director of government and external affairs, Sabre Holdings, Washington, D.C.
Chocolate chip cookies at Dacie Moses House
—Michelle (Missy) Stempien ’93, curator of education, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Otsego, Mich.
Post-burn, post-rain prairie
—Hannah Specht ’09, conservation biology graduate student, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Dry prairie grass in the Arb
—Robbie Emmet ’16 (Hamden, Conn.)
—Sarah Zuckerman ’03, doctoral student/graduate assistant, University of Albany
Stale beer and popcorn in the Cave
—Peter Grebner ’85, high school chemistry teacher, Hudson, Wis.
Malt-O-Meal when the wind blows from the west; pig farm when the wind blows from the east
—Jenny Nunemacher ’95, business analyst, Nederland, Col.
Spring lilacs in the Arb
—Jane Pinsky ’72, lobbyist, Raleigh, N.C.