Feature

Can fragrance change lives?

A new cartoon video series called "Making Scents" produced by IFRA (the International Fragrance Association North America) simplifies how fragrances are made and tested for safety. The narrator gushes toward the end about the value of fragrances and suggests that they may even change lives. What do you think? Did your perfume or shampoo land you a marriage proposal or three? Here at The Daily Smell, we'd love to hear how fragrance has … [Read More...]

Noteable

Smell impacts first impression

Do your hands smell like onions? Flowers? Nothing at all? Smell manipulates … [Read More...]

Fragrance makes nightclubbers party harder

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

Man lost smell, then taste

Jason Feifer lost his sense of smell as a child, and shortly afterward, his … [Read More...]

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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...]

Science

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Stories that start with a sniff

Is it true that dogs have a better sense of smell than humans? In a word, yes. Their noses contain about 10 times more olfactory … [Read More...]

Policy

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First US fragrance policy at work turns 10

Peggy Wolf is a nurse and member of the organization Healthcare without Harm. She advocated for the first fragrance-free policy in the … [Read More...]

Riffs

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You’re beautiful just the way you are

I was in the car stopped at light. A black Honda Fit pulled up alongside me. The passenger, a middle-aged white man, rolled down his … [Read More...]