Category Archives: Fragrance

Our Pungent History: Sweat, Perfume, and the Scent of Death

By Hunter Oatman-Stanford — March 8th, 2016 Consider the sweet, intoxicating smell of a rose: While it might seem superficial, the bloom’s lovely odor is actually an evolutionary tactic meant to ensure the plant’s survival by attracting pollinators from miles away. Since ancient times, … Continue reading

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The human sense of smell: It’s stronger than we think

https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/ru-th050517.php Rutgers researcher debunks 19th century myth that animals are better at sniffing out scents RUTGERS UNIVERSITY When it comes to our sense of smell, we have been led to believe that animals win out over humans: No way can … Continue reading

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Scents and Sensibility: A History Lesson in Base Notes

http://paidpost.newyorker.com/article/ally/scents-sensibility-history-lesson-base-notes?bXFl&mbid=su_ppc_23stories_ally&sr_source=lift_stumbleupon&bQZl How a perfumer is breathing new life into the fragrance industry. WRITTEN BY: GRETA GARRISON. ILLUSTRATIONS BY: COLIN LAWLER. Ally is working to encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs to embrace their financial futures and take a chance on … Continue reading

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Meet the Woman Who Is Preserving the Smell of History

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/meet-the-woman-who-is-preserving-the-smell-of-history One scientist’s quest to capture old scents. By Eric Grundhauser SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 Cecilia Bembibre sampling the VOCs of an old book. (Photo: HMahgoub/Used with Permission)  We experience our world with five senses to guide us, but for the most … Continue reading

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COMET PERFUME FROM ROSETTA

JUNE 29, 2016 BY CHEN LAI The comet perfume is mainly composed of chemical odors emerging from the components of its atmosphere. The scientific curiosity reached the maximum point with the new question that seemed to have intrigued researchers. A … Continue reading

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Odorant receptors of Drosophila are sensitive to the molecular volume of odorants

www.nature.com/articles/srep25103 Majid Saberi  & Hamed Seyed-allaei Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 25103 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep25103 Abstract Which properties of a molecule define its odor? This is a basic yet unanswered question regarding the olfactory system. The olfactory system of Drosophila has a repertoire … Continue reading

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Scents of the Middle Ages

Uses of the aromas of herbs, spices and resins by Jadwiga Zajaczkowa Incenses and Fumitories * Strewing Herbs * Moth and insect repellents * Clothing Scents * Potpourris, dry and moist * Body Powders * Essential Oils * Soaps * … Continue reading

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Flower Aroma Is a Honeybee’s Chill Pill

http://www.livescience.com/53188-flower-aroma-calms-angry-bees.html by Christopher Wanjek Music has charms to soothe a savage breast. And, it seems, flowers can calm an aggressive honeybee. Scientists in France and Australia have found that angry honey bees are less likely to attack when exposed to certain … Continue reading

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What Your Scent Is Actually Saying About The Type Of Person You Are

http://elitedaily.com/women/scent-actually-saying-type-person/1171946/?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral Laura Argintar in WomenSep 1, 2015 • 9:43am Choosing a fragrance is a lot like choosing a Facebook profile picture. You want something that accurately represents you, doesn’t turn people off and is almost too good to be true (if … Continue reading

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The truth about why things smell bad: Vibrating molecules

http://io9.com/5761442/the-truth-about-why-things-smell-bad-vibrating-molecules For over a century, our sense of smell has been explained with the “lock and key” hypothesis, which holds that each odor molecule has a particular shape that allows it to fit into particular smell receptors in the nose. … Continue reading

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