Does it smell like November?

Hello everyone! I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The days in November seems to be rolling by faster than I realize (probably for you too). I’ve notice Christmas decorations are already being put up in retail stores and houses all around the Silicon Valley.

I started to notice that in November stores are starting to smell a bit different. When I was strolling through the mall, I instantly Continue reading

Scent as Pest Control?

Hello everyone! My name is Rachel Compton. I am a design intern and will be a guest contributor to the Scent Sciences scent blog!

This may seem to be a bit of an offbeat topic in regards to scent technology, but through my recent experiences, the potential in this untapped concept could mean a great deal of comfort and convenience to the health and well-being of homeowners and renters all over.

So, something I’ve had to unfortunately regularly tackle when I transferred to college and lived on my own for the first time was the problem with bugs. Those pesky invasive insects that I speak of include spiders, ants, cockroaches, silverfish, and the Continue reading


Summer is slowly coming to an end. Starbucks is bringing back their fall drinks like the Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Yum, one of my faves and this season’s all about different scents and memories. One of the main scents is cinnamon. It’s an ingredient in pumpkin pie, home fragrance companies are starting to make their apple cinnamon scented candles and it’s getting closer to the holidays.

Cinnamomum zeylanicum, cinnamon’s scientific name, originated in Asia. It’s original usage was for traditional medicine and was used in many cultures to treat a variety of disorders like menstrual cramps, arthritis and the common cold.

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