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Essays May 22nd, 2012
Several research studies have shown that people are attracted to members of the opposite sex based on their body smell. To be specific, we are attracted to those who have opposite genetic markers than ourselves, with the evolutionary reason that the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents is more likely to be healthy. From a relationship [...]More
Featured September 27th, 2011
Many research studies have pointed out the large range of scent preferences by culture. For example, Asian cultures find the smell of certain cheeses repulsive, while Europeans enjoy or at least put up with their distinct aromas. In Ethiopia, the cattle-raising Dassanetch people love the smell of cow urine and manure and use them on [...]More
News April 4th, 2011
Justin Bieber, teen singing star, has launched a new line of scented dog tag necklaces and bracelets. The jewelry features hisphotos and graphics and comes in pink or purple. The signature scent is bergamot, lychee and pomegranate, with cedar and musk and is described as “flirty, sophisticated and fun.”
They can be purchased at Walmart, CVS [...]
Featured March 24th, 2011
In an over-the-top marketing kit, HBO has distributed a number of scent kits to promote its upcoming series “Game of Thrones” based on the fantasy book by George R.R. Martin. Each kit consists of a wooden box (see photos below) with authentic looking scrolls and vials of various scents from the scenes in the story. [...]More
Featured March 2nd, 2011
When we think about spirituality and religion, we normally associate various teachings, quotations, ideas and theology. But the idea of fragrance is actually featured prominently in many spiritual teachings in western culture.
The Hebrew Scriptures mention smell in a positive way. In Numbers, the incense offering in the Holy Temple was to produce “a satisfying aroma” [...]