Researchers Develop a Technology That Digitally Creates Odors From Ambient Molecules in the Air

Perfumery is an intricate science that takes a lot of effort to get right. Many people don’t realize the amount of work that goes into perfecting that fragrance that we so willingly splash on in the morning. With the advancement in technology over the past two decades, chemists have been able to develop techniques that create an even larger array of scents and fragrances that people have never smelled before. For the first time ever, people can actually get personalized, unique scents to wear. How much that would actually cost, is a different matter.

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The stronger food smells, the less you eat

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Smell vs consumption.

The smell of a favorite food can literally make your mouth water. But a new study suggests that the stronger a food smells, the less of it you’ll eat—so it might be time for dieters to reach for the cured fish and curry.

The study, carried out by the Institute Food and Nutrition in The Netherlands, saw participants serving themselves custard out of squeezy tubes, while different concentrations of custard aroma were wafted past their nostrils. When a stronger smell was used, the amount of custard the participants ate decreased. The result appears in the wonderfully titled journal Flavor…

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Wake up and smell the … Internet?

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Meet Olly, a “web connected smell robot.”

Olly will convert tweets, Facebook notifications, RSS feeds – whatever you want – into smells:

Olly has a removable section in the back which you can fill with any smell you like. It could be essential oils, a slice of fruit, your partner’s perfume or even a drop of gin. […] Olly is stackable, so if you have more than one, you can assign each one to a different service with a different smell. Connect one to Twitter and another to your calendar. Before you know it, you’ll have a networked internet smell centre…

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Smell Like A Nerd: RPG Performance Perfumes

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Don’t you wish you could smell like me?

Yesterday we told you about blood type perfumes. Today we have something even wackier. Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is selling a line of RPG-inspired perfumes intended to invoke the mythical races of elves, dwarves, half-elves, hobbits and orcs, as well as the distinctive aromas of clerics, fighters, mages, paladins and such. I totally guessed that paladins smelled like vanilla and “evil” smelled of “Smouldering opium tar, tobacco absolute, green tea, black plum, kush, ambergris accord, ambrette seed, and costus root…”

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Ingenious Billboard That Smells Like Steak

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Wake up and smell the BBQ steak from the billboard

We’re coming one step closer to smell-o-vision, and that’s great news for meat-eaters. Actually, the more I think about it, I’m not so sure it’s great news for anybody.

A new Billboard on River Highway in North Carolina not only shows a gigantic piece of steak on an even more giant fork, but it actually pumps out the smell of steak for passing drivers to suffer through.

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Make Your Own Custom Air Freshener On The Cheap

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While most commercial air fresheners are a chemical soup, this simple DIY air freshener is cheap, easy to make, and you control what goes into it and how strong the scent is.

Here’s a simple technique for making your own air freshener, free of the overpowering fake scents found in commercial air fresheners and much cheaper too..

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Australian Company Introduce Shirts That Wipe Out Body Odor

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No stinky no more!

Body odour, that unfortunate side-effect of hard-working tradesmen, could be a thing of the past.

Advances in clothing technology are resulting in odour-destroying fabrics, performance-increasing sportswear and electrically-conductive fibres sparking excitement in the fashion industry.

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The Ionizing Air Purifier Made Just For Pets To Wear

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If you’ve been dying to purify the air that surrounds your pet as he navigates your home, yard, and the world at large, then you can relax.  The invention – the Ionizing Air Purifier for Pets – to end all allergic reactions and bad smells that irritate you and your pet is now available for your pet to wear 24/7 on an accompanying harness.

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Women Can Sense Attraction in a Man’s Sweat

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The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in Photo: AFP/GETTY
The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in and women can pick up on changes that indicate attraction, according to new research.
The study, led by Dr Denise Chen, assistant professor of psychology at Rice University, in Texas, America, involved introducing two types of male sweat to 19 women in their 20s – one type was labelled ‘normal’, the other ‘sexual’.
The sweat was gathered from a selection of men who had polyester pads attached to their armpits.
The ‘normal’ sweat was gathered during a 20-minute session in which the men were asked to watch educational videos.
They were then asked to watch 20 minutes of an erotic video, during which the ‘sexual’ sweat was gathered.
The female participants were exposed to these different scents while researchers monitored their brain activity.
The women did not realise it but their brains not only recognised the scents but responded to them.
Dr Chen said the ‘sexual’ sweat lit up different regions of the participants’ brains.
She added her results suggested the female brain is capable of recognising the smell of a man who is attracted to her.
Dr Chen and her colleagues now intend to expand their research by look at how these scents actually affect a man and woman’s behaviour towards each other.
Via The Telegraph

The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in

The smell of a man’s sweat differs according to what mood he is in and women can pick up on changes that indicate attraction, according to new research.

The study, led by Dr Denise Chen, assistant professor of psychology at Rice University, in Texas, America, involved introducing two types of male sweat to 19 women in their 20s – one type was labelled ‘normal’, the other ‘sexual’.

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