SMELLS LIKE..

Women's Health (South Africa) - - BEAUTY DISCUSS! -

Ever since for­ever we’ve been told that dogs’ noses are su­pe­rior. It was thought that the small size of our ol­fac­tory bulb rel­a­tive to our large brain meant our sense of smell was weak. But size doesn’t mat­ter. Our bulb’s make-up is com­plex enough to po­ten­tially dis­tin­guish up to a tril­lion odours, com­pa­ra­ble to some an­i­mals. The real dif­fer­ence, per new re­search? The types of odours we can pick up on, based on our en­vi­ron­ment. For dogs? Urine. For us? Per­fume. And we can train the sense – spend more time sniff­ing or­di­nary things, like cin­na­mon or suede, and you’ll no­tice it in your fra­grance, mak­ing you more adept at sniff­ing out the scent for you.

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