The Science Behind Perfumes

Local 5 Live Features

Today we’re talking perfume which comes from the Egyptians who used essential oils for religious ceremonies, burials, and daily use.

Now the industry is worth 46 billion dollars but what do you really know about your favorite scents?

Whether you like a smell or not may depend on your mood.

Researchers at Brown University had study participants rate a smell.

They then gave them either a stressful or relaxing task in a scented room.

Those who disliked the smell had he stressful task.

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