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Scent Marketing December 7th, 2012
New research by Dr. Eric Spangenberg and Swiss scientist Andreas Herrmann has found that simple scents are more effective in boosting sales. He tested a simple scent, a complex scent and no scent at all. The results? The simple scent (orange) outperformed the complex scent (orange, basil and green tea) and the unscented environment; the [...]More
Featured November 2nd, 2012
A recent study by scientists at the University of Southern Brittany has found that when people smell baked goods, they are more kind towards others.
They had four volunteers stand outside a bakery and four stand outside of a clothing store. The volunteers waited for shoppers to pass by and then seemingly accidentally dropped small [...]
Featured October 25th, 2012
New research has discovered a fascinating crossover between the senses. Researchers came upon the idea by accident, when they discovered while in the midst of an experiment on olfaction, that the olfactory tubercle in their rodent subjects’ brains also lit up when a noise was made. They enlarged their study to focus on the [...]More
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 April 5th, 2012
A recent study in the UK has found that the smell of baked potatoes triggers positive memories and feelings. Subjects presented with a piping hot baked potato reported an uplifted mood and a rush of childhood memories. The head researcher, Dr Avinash Kant, pointed out that the smell triggered the emotions experienced when the subjects [...]More
Featured February 23rd, 2012
When you meet someone for the first time, there are two main criteria against which you evaluate the person: warmth and competence. Warmth encompasses how friendly, helpful, trustworthy and kind they are, which helps you decide if the other person is friend or foe. Competence includes how smart, organized, powerful, successful, attractive and rich the [...]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