New research on honey bees offers insight into how these social insects recognize each other. The study publishedFebruary 5, 2019, in the journal eLife reports that honey bees (Apis mellifera) develop different scent profiles as they age, and the guard bees at the hive’s door respond in a different way to returning foragers than they do to younger Read More →

Nothing beats the blissful sensations of scouring bins and racks at a musty-smelling vintage shop, unless, of course, it’s the blissful sensations of scouring bins and racks at a non-musty-smelling vintage shop. The physical rush that fashion obsessives experience inside a brick-and-mortar outpost selling Chanel tweeds from the 1980s and unlabeled corsets from the ’50s Read More →

A £16 perfume has been voted the UK’s favourite scent – beating high-end brands such as Chanel, YSL and Gucci. Avon’s Eve Duet won the Reader’s Choice For Women with ELLE UK at the annual Fragrance Foundation Awards 2018. AVON 2 Avon’s £16 perfume has been voted the UK’s favourite scentThe fragrance, which sells a bottle every Read More →

A glass perfume bottle. TOOKAPIC / PUBLIC DOMAIN THERE’S A LINE IN GEORGE du Maurier’s novel Peter Ibbetson that perfectly encapsulates the relationship between odor and memory. Near the beginning of the story, the titular protagonist describes his childhood in France and scrupulously details the aromas of Paris. “For scents, like musical sounds, are rare sublimaters of the essence Read More →

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