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The Science of Scent

Smell is deeply connected to our emotional state—and influences our behavior in surprising ways.

The Power of Scent

A favorable scent goes a long way. Want to boost your mood or stir up old memories? Just use your nose. And, most important, scent can even drive one to romantic distraction. Think of your partner's pajamas. Indeed, the nose can suss out something as complex as sexual compatibility.

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