The scent is a journey from Circular Quay to the Opera House. The smell is the foreplay on the way to Opera Bar, which in summer is one of the most enjoyable bars to be at in the entire world. It has a tinge of fear, mixed with excitement about a social interaction.
It starts off with diesel, salt water, seaweed and ozone blowing off the salt water. As you walk from the ferry terminal there is a decrease in diesel, which is more arousing and carries with it an element of purification.