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Feb 17, 2014 | 12:16 PM CST

Mintel Finds Consumers Using Fragrance to Enhance Beauty Rest

Mintel said more than six out of 10 women (64%) and more than half of men (51%) who use any scented item would be interested in fragrances that can be worn at night to help one sleep or refresh sheets.

Feb 17, 2014 | 11:49 AM CST

Study Identifies Receptors Connecting Smell to Appetite When Fasting

A study has found that cannabinoid type-1 (CB1) receptors in the brain promote food intake in mice subjected to fasting and hunger by increasing odor detection.

Feb 17, 2014 | 11:19 AM CST

Monell: Odor-Producing Chemicals in Earwax Differ Among Ethnicities

Scientists from the Monell Center have used analytical organic chemistry to identify the presence of odor-producing chemical compounds in human earwax.

Feb 17, 2014 | 11:05 AM CST

Study: Imagined Odors Can Enhance Consumer Respose

A recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research explores the concept of olfactory imagery and the conditions under which imagining what a food smells like (referred as “smellizing” it) impacts consumer response.

Feb 17, 2014 | 09:32 AM CST

NPD: Less Traditional Women's Fragrances Gaining More Attention

“Floral fragrances aren’t fading away, but less traditional scents are gaining more of the attention from female consumers than ever before,” said Karen Grant from The NPD Group.

Feb 05, 2014 | 09:49 AM CST

NPD: U.S. Prestige Fragrance Sales Flat in '13; Results are Mixed

U.S. prestige fragrance sales in 2013 were flat from a year ago, although fragrances priced $100 and up grew. Meanwhile, U.S. mass fragrance sales slipped 6% compared to 2012, according to NPD's research.