Much of the philosophical work on perception has focused on vision. Recently, however, philosophers have begun to correct
this ‘tunnel vision’ by considering other modalities. Nevertheless, relatively little has been written about the chemical
senses—olfaction and gustation. The focus of this paper is olfaction. In this paper, I consider the question: does human
olfactory experience represents objects as thus and so? If we take visual experience as the paradigm of how experience can
achieve object representation, we might think that the answer to this question is no. I argue that olfactory experience does
indeed represent objects—just not in a way that is easily read from the dominant visual case.