With the exception of exclusive domains of olfactory expertise such as wine and perfume, smell is missing from dominant paradigms of knowledge and education. Our chapter asks how it is possible for design professionals, as well as public users of designed spaces, to communicate or design with smell, in the absence of a common curriculum. With an emphasis on smell as a physically embodied, socio-culturally situated and ‘lived’ experience, we propose both critical and applied considerations for learning and designing with smell that begin at the margins rather than the center, of our sensory order.