CATCHING the whiff of a nearby massacre has a strange effect on spider mites: it sends them straight to sleep.
Asked to rate the pleasantness of their dreams, those who had smelled roses recorded positive feelings while those who had sniffed rotten eggs reported a negative dream experience.
— Quotes are from The smell of death sends mites to sleep and Sweet smells make for sweet dreams, respectively, both from New Scientist.
The more I read, and the more I smell, the more rose seems to have going for it. Give those poor mites a nice blast of centifolia, instead of the stench of their mite mates being ripped thorax from thorax.
I was wondering about the spider mites. Their own kind or human massacres? What a colorful desription Vanessa. lol
They should have tested the roses & the rotten eggs on the mites, maybe…
I assume they were not able to test using human massacres? And PETA will perhaps get after them on the mites.
Oh, I dunno about that….the world is experiencing plenty of massacres, alas. I wondered the same thing: human or mite?
I so want to love Rose scents but it's a rough row (rose?) to hoe, unless the rose is buried in a lot of other stuff – I'm becoming very interested in Amouage Lyric, based on the description of roses wafting over incense and spices.
All sad but true.
I have only tried the Amouage very briefly. I think Angie likes it…
…yet more research reminding us not to apply “Passage D'Enfer” before going to sleep (totally, like, psychedelic in a “Belle de Jour” way, man). I wonder if the rotten eggs smell made people uneasy, as if they risked being sick around it. We've also grown accustomed to the sulpheric smells added to gases for safety purposes. To imagine smelling a gas leak while asleep would make me toss and turn, too.
Gosh, but I wear incense to bed all the time. I think it must depend on your own associations w/ the smell, right?
Very interesting. I hope they didn't kill animals for experiments.
Maybe this is another point in favour of wearing perfume in bed though.
In any case, from now on, after particularly bad dreams, I'l just assume one of the cats has done something … and go looking for it.
llol! As one who has a new kitten, I totally understand :~)
I haven't any cats, so nobody to blame the bad dreams on…but agree, it's a reason to wear a happy perfume to bed!
Congratulations! What's his/her name? They can be difficult but they're worth it.
Good grief, that sounds like L'Oreal!
You know what I mean though.