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Eau de Comet

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, currently orbiting the sun, was recently analyzed by a team of scientists.

They discovered what a comet smells like by analyzing a mixture of molecules in the comet’s coma – the cloud of particles and gasses around the space rock’s nucleus. The molecules were collected by instruments aboard the Rosetta spacecraft.

The molecules include hydrogen sulphide, hydrogen cyanide, methanol and sulphur dioxide. These can smell like a pungent cocktail of rotten eggs and a whiff of horse stables. In other words, if you could take a whiff of a comet, the smell would give you a serious headache!

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/comet-smells-like-rosetta-probe_n_6042556

The Science of Scent

Our sense of smell is our strongest sense and can evoke memory and emotion.

Scientists explain that unlike our other senses, scents bypass the thalmus and go directly to the brain’s smell centre which is known as the olfactory bulb. This bulb is directly connected to the amygdala and the hippocampus, which might explain why the smell of something can trigger a detailed memory or even intense emotion.

So go ahead, take a long whiff of that old bottle of perfume or the paperbacks in the used bookstore and enjoy the memories that come flooding back.

https://www.discovery.com/science/Why-Smells-Trigger-Such-Vivid-Memories

A Whiff of Trouble

Research shows that hummingbirds have an active sense of smell and can smell their way out of danger while hunting for nectar. This is due to in part to their large olfactory bulbs, which is the tissue in the brain that controls smell.

For their experiments, scientists observed more than a hundred hummingbirds in the wild and in aviaries. The birds were given the choice between two feeders, either sugar water or sugar water plus one of several chemicals whose scent signaled the presence of an insect.

Results show that the hummingbirds avoided the water with the acid and that they can use their sense of smell to avoid danger while foraging for food.

Ref: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210906091001.htm

 

A Fragrance for all Petrol Heads

With the launch of its new electric car, Ford has created a fragrance which smells like gasoline. 70% of electric car buyers said they would miss the smell of gas when switching to a plug-in vehicle.

The smell of gasoline ranks as a more popular scent than wine and cheese and is identical to the aroma of used books.

Called Mach-Eau, this fragrance is designed to please the nose of any wearer. A high-end fragrance that combines smokey, rubber and metallic accords. Notes include lavender, geranium, sandalwood and blue ginger.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alistaircharlton/2021/07/28/ford-has-created-a-fragrance-designed-to-smell-like-gasoline/amp/

Smell Like a Pumpkin-Spiced Latte All Day Long

In current times, face masks should be worn to keep you and your families safe. Fortunately, there is some good news!

With an added scent you might not even want to take your sweet-smelling mask off once you get home.

As proven with scented toys and lattes there is no such thing as too much pumpkin spice. Usually a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.

Pumpkin-spice- scented face masks are now very popular. This sweet fall scent can remind us of happy, seasonal memories and makes us feel good.

Ref: https://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/pumpkin-spice-masks-48468447

Do Beer Drinkers Care What They Smell Like?

Victoria Bitter is a full flavoured beer produced by Carlton & United Breweries, a subsidiary of Asahi, in Melbourne Victoria. It is one of the best-selling beers in Australia.

To celebrate the “satisfying moment of knock-off” VB has released a new hops-scented fragrance. Named Thirst, this fragrance is made from perfume oil combined with an extract from the same hops used to brew VB. This scent is also available in longneck bottles.

The new scent opens with a refreshing combination of bitter citrus and icy aromas, before finishing with the bold freshness and energy of sweet hoppy accents.

A perfume designed for the Australian beer lover, this fragrance will certainly make up for that spilt beer smell from the local pub.

Ref: https://concreteplayground.com/brisbane/design-style/vb-longneck-scent-thirst

 

 

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