Feature

Reek of the Week: New York City

I spent seven hours this week in New York City. For someone with a hyper keen sense of smell, that translates into six hours fifty-nine minutes of olfactory overload. There were so many odors and layers of odors: myriad colognes mixed with all stages of decaying garbage swirling with aromas of truckloads of foods cooking. It was a non-stop bombardment of smells every bit as captivating, headache- and nausea-inducing as watching … [Read More...]

Noteable

Contraceptives erase natural odor signals

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests birth control pills and other … [Read More...]

Fragrance makes nightclubbers party harder

Music and lights are the typical mood modifiers found in nightclubs, but … [Read More...]

Aromatic map of stinkiest block in NYC

What's that stink? is the question that writer Molly Young asks of two olfactory … [Read More...]

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Island Scene: Smell loss important signal

A loss of sense of smell could signal a more serious health condition, such as … [Read More...]

Science

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How does the olfactory sense work?

You breathe in deep, and you might get a whiff of shampoo or maybe stale coffee breath on the person next to you. It's the kind of … [Read More...]

Policy

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How to ask for a fragrance policy

Want to approach an agency, business, faith community, or healthcare facility and ask them consider starting a fragrance policy? Follow … [Read More...]

Riffs

Happy Thanksgiving

Taking the holiday off. Hope yours is filled with wonderful aromas! … [Read More...]