Jasmine as strong as valiums?

96I was doing some research on the scent of jasmine and I came upon some very interesting information which may amuse you. A laboratory test on mice has found Continue reading

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Christmas: What Smell Do You Love!

I would first like wish everyone a  very Happy Thanksgiving! I can already smell the aroma of turkey, mash potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, as I write this sentence. Unfortunately this year I won’t be able to partake in the Thanksgiving festivities because I have to work. Luckily I have a wonderful  husband who will be bringing me a plate on my lunch break.

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What Scent Reminds You of Autumn?

The results are in from our last poll! For those of you that didn’t get a chance to take our poll, the question was, “What scent reminds you of autumn?” The scent with the most votes was wet leaves, with 54% of the votes. I will also have to agree that the smell of wet leaves reminds me that fall has officially started and that winter is just around the corner. I can remember all the times I had to get up early and make the two mile trek to school, every time I took my first step out the door; I could smell the crisp scent of wet leaves in the air. The smell of wet leaves is quite a pleasant smell.

Currently there 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

The Sweet Smell of Chocolate

Hello everyone! My name is Tin Dao and I will be a new blogger for Scent Sciences. So look for future blogs by me!

I know that many of you love eating chocolate. I know that for a fact I splurge on chocolate a little too much…but

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How You Are Influenced by the Smells Around You

Can smells be the basis for world peace?  OK…  maybe that is taking the whole “smell thing” a bit far, but smells in our daily lives affect the way we conduct business, the way we teach or learn… heck – smell probably effects the list of groceries we buy each week. Continue reading

The Complexity of Scent

Strawberry flower

Strawberry flower (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When we think of different, beautiful sources of scent – smells and tastes – in our daily lives we think of the smells of roses, of lavender, jasmine, gardenia, lilac – and we think of the tastes of orange juice, grapefruit juice, fresh-picked strawberries, blueberries – the smells of sandalwood, cedarwood, fresh cut grass –

and the smells of freshly-brewed coffee, a freshly-baked croissant, just to name a few.  And, if we have ever thought about it, we might assume that there is some ingredient that represents each of these discrete, unique smells but that is not the case.

The Spectrum of Scent

Nature is the consummate creator of olfactory beauty. Consider the classic florals – rose, gardenia, jasmine, tuberose, lilac to name a few. For so many of us their visual beauty elicits unbelievably persistent and clear memories of their spring/summer odor. If we move on to the stone fruits – peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, mangoes, apples, and cherries as well as their berry counterparts – raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries, strawberries, blackberries, dewberries, elderberries, gooseberries, and others, we are reminded of their incredibly sweet and inviting tastes. Continue reading