Plants are alchemists. They conjure the chemical composition of the atmosphere. They are the most talented of synthetic chemists, innovating nourishing sugars, potent toxins, tantalizing flavours, intoxicating substances, and the aromatic compounds whose sweet smells fill the air. Plants compose volatile concoctions to excite other plants, as well as animals and insects and people. How can we learn to tune into the significances and sentiments that plants articulate through their volatile chemistries? Mapping smells in the oak savannah is a way to learn how these plants involve themselves actively in relations with other plants, and with insects, animals, and people. Try this. Lean into the aromatic bouquet of a flower. Take a deep sniff. Then another, and another. Let the smells excite your tissues. Do you sense different notes? Different tones? How does the scent move you? Does it have a shape, direction, or movement? Does it come with a memory? Or with a story? Let the scent of that flower move you to write or draw or follow it with your body. Try smelling this flower at different times of the day or night. How does the scent change? How does it transform you?