Feature

Signs of an olfactory comeback

I have all but given up on my fierce olfactory sense returning. But then something strange happened. I was on an airplane a few days ago, and I could smell that a woman seated a several rows behind me was wearing Herbal Essences shampoo. I could also smell that the toddler seated in the aisle across from me had wiped her hands with lavendar-scented diaper wipes (imagine a swimming pool with wilted roses floating on top). Does this mean … [Read More...]

Noteable

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NYTimes: Zinc nasal spray may harm smell

Users of a popular cold remedy have reported damage to the sense of smell, and … [Read More...]

Dogs sniff differences in identical twins

When parents and DNA tests can't tell twins apart, a highly trained German … [Read More...]

Do scented candles cause harm?

Are scented candles harmful? A recent study suggests that cheaper candles made … [Read More...]

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NGT Real Travel: Smell makes better memories

One way to make travel more memorable is by paying more attention to … [Read More...]

Science

What’s behind my gift of sniff?

In real life, I am someone who went from suffering daily allergies and popping cetirizine (aka Zyrtec) like breath mints to someone … [Read More...]

Policy

Waterford, Conn, joins cities with fragrance bans

Policies limiting or banning the use of fragrance is a growing policy trend that we've been following closely. Today Waterford, Conn, … [Read More...]

Riffs

Sniffing season opens!

The Daily Smell launches into the digital world hoping to do for regular, everyday aroms what Luca Turin did for fancy perfumes in his … [Read More...]