The Science of Scent

The Science of Scent

It's the first sense that's activated when we're born. It can instantly transport you back to your grandmother's kitchen or an ex-lover's embrace. Smell is provocative and deeply connected to our emotional state—and it has a far greater influence on our behavior than we realize.

Dollars and Scents

Layla Merritt
Scents that make you reach for your wallet.

A Sniff of Your Sweetie

Debbi Gardiner
Why we smell our partner's clothing for comfort.

Fragrance Free

Faith Brynie Ph.D.
What happens when you lose your sense of smell?

The Smell Is Right

Sally Augustin Ph.D.
Using scents to enhance life.

Chronic Pain and Aromatherapy

Mark Borigini M.D.
What you smell may soothe your aching body.

A Crash Course in Pheromones

Rachel Herz Ph.D.
How we communicate chemically

What's Eating You?

Mark Banschick M.D.
A new play about relationships and love.

The Scents of Our Lives

Wendy Lustbader M.S.W.
Certain smells give us a direct route to our joys and sorrows.

Why Certain Smells Trigger Positive Memories

Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
The odor-memory link can be traced back to your earliest memories

18 Quotes on the Sense of Smell

Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn what the well-known have to say about your olfactory system.

How Your Dog Can Help Select Your Mate

Donna Barstow
A cartoon about deciding what men to date.

Olfactory Reference Syndrome

Mark Borigini M.D.
Vaginal odor as self-fulfilling prophecy.

Cleopatra Isn't Welcome Here

Laura Deutsch
Living in a fragrance-free zone.

Illegal Odors

Rachel Herz Ph.D.
Convicted of being too smelly.

Scent Maker

Tara Bruno
On the job: Flavoring everything from toothpaste to truffles.

Beauty Beat: The Nose Knows

Marissa Kristal
A few good--smelling--men.

Why Meat Eaters Stink

Gad Saad Ph.D.
Want to smell better? Pass on red meat.

Happiness is The Scent of Baby Powder

Gretchen Rubin
Let your nose lead the way to a better day.

Senses: Sensitive Soul

Rebecca Searles, Michele Lent Hirsch
How your nerves shape your character.