The Smell of Clean

Do you smell that? If not, don’t worry. Like many things, smell has a genetic component, and not all smells are detectable by everybody. At Scents and Sensibilities, the audience was given cards that contained a variety of encapsulated scents. One such scent, a synthetic musk called galaxolide, illuminates how we perceive smells genetically as well as culturally.

Read more about galaxolide: Can You Smell That?

More videos from this series: Scents and Sensibilities

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