“If only there could be an invention that bottled up a memory, like scent. And it never faded, and it never got stale. And then, when one wanted it, the bottle could be uncorked, and it would be like living the moment all over again.” Almost eight decades after Daphne du Maurier first published this idea in her novel Rebecca, Ben Gorham has managed to achieve just that. Armed with a notebook, the founder of Swedish fragrance brand Byredo jots down his experiences and feelings as they occur. Later, many of those scrawls end up as fragrances neatly stocked on shelves around the world—fleeting thoughts that he tries, quite literally, to bottle up. This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 51 Halleroed Meet the giants of Swedish retail design. Design Falling Asleep with Charlie Hedin Charlie Hedin—founder and creative director of bedding company Tekla—on his rituals of sleep. Design An Appreciation of Pierre Jeanneret Kalle Gustafsson’s collection of Pierre Jeanneret’s furniture brings the designer out of the shadow of his famous collaborator, Le Corbusier. Design Issue 22 Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses “I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me,” Juhani Pallasmaa writes. Design Issue 22 Sophie Hicks Architect Sophie Hicks discusses how she keeps her competitive impulses in balance. Design Issue 22 Janina Pedan Set designer Janina Pedan discusses personality clashes in the workplace.