Feature

Smell impacts first impression

Do your hands smell like onions? Flowers? Nothing at all? Smell manipulates mood, and therefore, influences a first impression, which might be critical for a job interview or business meeting, according to researchers Nicole Hovis and Theresa White of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y. Details about their work are available at LiveScience.com. … [Read More...]

Noteable

Contraceptives erase natural odor signals

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

Smell impacts first impression

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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...]

Fragrance makes nightclubbers party harder

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

Science

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Vibration theory of smell makes a comeback

Fifteen years ago Luca Turin, now in biophysics department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, first hypothesized that … [Read More...]

Policy

A generation of young business people in Halifax are fragrance-free at work

Halifax celebrates 20 years fragrance free

In 2011 Halifax marks its 20th anniversary as the first city in North America to go fragrance free at work. The idea started in a local … [Read More...]

Riffs

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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...]