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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.

Jan 06, 2014 | 10:39 AM CST

Study Reveals Odors Are Expressible in Language

A recent study noted the long-held assumption that people are bad at naming smells is not universally true. Odors are expressible in language, as long as you speak the right language.