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perfume dabblerey

For some time now I've had an on-off fascination with scent and perfume, particularly the artistic side of scent. How can I further explore this? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Dec 21, 2013 - 14 answers

How to generate "grilling smells?"

So we're opening up a concession stand a local soccer field tomorrow, and we're going to have a grill at which we're going to serve typical grill stuff (burgers, dogs, maybe a few fancier things here and there). What can we throw on the grill (like in a saucepan on a side burner) that can blanket the fields with the smell of home-cooked burgers and generate some serious mouth-watering? The grill's fairly small -- a fairly typical four-burner suburban soccer dad fixture, and the stand will be open for about 2-2.5 hours each night. [more inside]
posted by Doofus Magoo on Jul 21, 2013 - 12 answers

What resources are there for people with Olfactory Reference Syndrome?

A friend's life is being ruled by something resembling ORS, a psychological condition in which you believe you smell like a trash can, move to another city and hide from society. She insists that it's an odor issue, and when everyone tells her she's OK, she writes it off as white lies to make her feel better. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Mar 4, 2013 - 6 answers

So when you enter a recently occupied bathroom, you really have to just put up with smelling the poop? Sucks to be you.

Can you turn your sense of smell on and off at will? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Oct 6, 2012 - 33 answers

Which stores have trademark smells?

Which chains have trademark smells? [more inside]
posted by mikesch on Sep 14, 2012 - 56 answers

The modulation of our sense of smell

How and why do we become accustomed to smells? What makes some odours personally super-pungent one day and unnoticed 'background noise' later on, despite the smell remaining objectively unchanged? [more inside]
posted by peacay on May 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Professional smell tester - am I part dog?

Could I be a professional smell tester with my dog like nose? [more inside]
posted by WhereAmI on Jul 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Will I ever enjoy the smells of fine wine?

Olfactory Filter: My sense of smell is severely diminished, when it exists at all. I have known this for years but now I want to taste wines so I am wondering if there is any way to repair my sense of smell or is it lost forever? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jun 20, 2008 - 8 answers


What's the smallest thing that can be smelled by a human? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Sep 16, 2006 - 21 answers

Puppy smell! What the heck is it?

Puppy smell. What is it? Where does it come from? Why can I not get enough of it? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Jun 3, 2006 - 20 answers

Why do some people find the smell of gasoline pleasant?

Why do some people find the smell of gasoline pleasant?
posted by jeremias on Apr 29, 2006 - 32 answers

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