Red light

It’s almost dark as I walk the dogs around the neighborhood. A light rain has just started to drip. It smells like it’s falling from a hot, dusty sky located way up above the cloud cover I’ve been under all day. I’ve spent enough time above the clouds staring out airplane windows that it’s easy to imagine the entirely separate weather up there. Weather seen only by migrating birds and people in planes. Up above the clouds it's bright … [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?

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



Lose smell, keep taste

When we're sick with stuffy noses, we don't smell or taste much of anything. This experience forms the basis for a common misconception … [Read More...]


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Portland now first US city to voluntarily ban fragrance

The city council of Portland, OR,on February 24  passed a fragrance-free policy that discourages public workers from wearing scented … [Read More...]



Fake Christmas scent tree leaves a waxy coating

I've been on smellcation for almost a week now, and I'm starting to wonder about what else I want to do while I can't smell a darn … [Read More...]