In the social sciences, there has been an increasing level of interest in the five senses, especially in disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, architecture and human geography. In this case study, we focus on using the senses in qualitative research interviews. We discuss a research method that we call sensory awareness, which means paying attention to the sensory nature of research settings as well as using sensory questions or prompts in interviews. Such an approach enriches interviews by potentially offering insights into experiences which are often very difficult to describe. We offer an illustrative case to show how sensory awareness can enhance interview research.