An entertaining and enlightening journey through the world of aroma which illuminates the latest scientific discoveries and offers keen observations on modern culture. How many smells are there? By scenting the air in stores, are retailers turning us into subliminally controlled shopping zombies? And was perfume-obsessed Richard Wagner a bigger scent freak than Emily Dickinson with her creepy passion for flowers?
- How many smells are there? And how many molecules would it take to create every smell in nature, from roses to stinky feet? - Who was the bigger scent freak: the perfume-obsessed Richard Wagner or Emily Dickinson, with her creepy passion for flowers? -