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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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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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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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