I’m really interested in what Elizabeth Farrelly (Praxis) has to say about necessity, as the opposite to extravagance. It’s not always clear cut what necessity is.

Airports occupy a space in between necessity and excess in our current economy; for example when someone’s boss makes them travel for work, it is evidently both necessary and excessive.

When I think about airports I smell the jet fuel. Like this morning when I stepped outside into my backyard in Earlwood, expecting to smell rain and I just smelt jet fuel.

But airports also have another dominant smell – luxury perfume in the duty free shops.

Recently I saw this advertisement at an airport:

“Be transported to a world of tax-free fragrance”


Jet Fuel, Michael Bublé’s new fragrance “Invitation”, rain.


Jennifer Mae Hamilton