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  This carronade probably armed the Fort of São Clemente da Piassava located in the current São Clemente street in Botafogo neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro. It was intended to defend the access of the so-called Caminho Velho that connected the old Engenho Real in the Sacopenapã lagoon, currently Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon) to the farm of José Pereira Botafogo, who later named this neighborhood. Its construction took place between 1767-1769. However, in 1812,
it was abandoned and in the following year disarmed and deactivated. 

  In 2016 when the city of Rio de Janeiro was elected to host the Olympic Games, a series of environmental measures were created to become a legacy for the city. One of them would be the drainage of organic matter at the bottom of the Lagoon that receives untreated sewage. This procedure was prevented on suspicion of misappropriation of funds and paralyzed after being examined by the Public Prosecutor's Office but until 2020, it has not yet been resolved. Even before the start of the Olympics, the selection of north-American rowers after  a few days of training showed symptoms of intoxication with a high probability of contamination from the Lagoa Rodrigues de Freitas's waters.


 

Curiosity: The carronade is a type of artillery designed to fire shallow bullets and not shrapnel. Its name comes from the foundry of Carron, Scotland.
In England this type of hitchhike was used on the main deck of small schooners and smaller boats.

smell Ocean 

  This smell is not just about the ocean breeze, but the contextualization of sailors' lives on their journeys for months adrift and the pollutants that exist today. The chord harshly brings out the ozone and salty scent of the ocean.

 

  The raw material highlighted is Laminaria Seaweed, an algae from the Brittany region, in France, with a natural salty odor and nuances of leather and moss. An exclusive captive of Givaudan that in perfumery is used in very homeopathic doses to bring marine freshness, naturalness to the ozone accord but in this representation we have an overdose of the ingredient to cause the striking and disruptive intensity of the accord.

 

  The ocean, which at the time of colonization was fresh and clear, today we put animalic, crysilic and fetid notes like the civet in reference to the pollutants that contaminate the waters of the oceans.

 

That is the cannon’s history and the reasons 
it is associated with the smell Ocean. 
These questions are bridges between you and 
passages of Brazilian History - past and present.
Contribute in the construction of the 
smell's collective imagination.

Could you describe one or more
olfactory memories of the ocean?
Are there differences between your different
smell memories from the sea, on the beach,
salt water pond or while fishing?

Answer here