Delawareonline has a review of the Scent is Life exhibit in Philadelphia. The exhibit is a collaboration between perfumer Christopher Brosius and scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center:
Another section, called "Interpretation," shows how the same scent — a lily — can elicit different feelings and memories in different contexts. The first grouping of three scents evokes a field of lilies; the second, a perfume redolent with lilies; the third, an arrangement of lilies at a funeral. (One of the eerily accurate scents in the third group is called Coffin.) "Pink Box That Smells Green" is just that. People who stick their heads inside a box the color of bubble gum don't expect it to smell like freshly cut grass — the confusing mix illustrates how our senses can make their own assumptions.
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And from Seattlepi, an article about how to choose the right fragrance, including tips from Laurice Rahme of Bond no. 9 and Nasreen Rehmat, owner of Parfumerie Nasreen.