Category Archives: Perfumery

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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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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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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How do the mechanics of smell work?

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2989/how-do-the-mechanics-of-smell-work A STAFF REPORT FROM THE STRAIGHT DOPE SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD How do the mechanics of smell work? April 22, 2008 Dear Straight Dope: When an aroma reaches whatever internal sinus patch is responsible for the sense of smell, what … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Scents: Why Odors Spark Memory (Podcast)

http://www.livescience.com/50525-why-odors-spark-memory-podcast.html Wendy Suzuki is a professor of neural science and psychology in the Center for Neural Science at New York University (NYU). A popular speaker, she is a regular presenter at the World Science Festival and TEDx, and is frequently … Continue reading

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Now You Can Smell Like an Old Book

http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/03/now-you-can-smell-like-an-old-book.html?mid=facebook_nymag By Ashley Weatherford Follow @sincerelyash I’ve always loved the smell of old books — and now, strangely enough, there’s a new perfume that will help me smell them all the time. J.T. Siems, the founder of Sweet Tea Apothecary, … Continue reading

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