The scent had kinship with some of the high-end fragrances that she has collected as part research, part pleasure. “There are some horrible perfumes I’ve brought to work,” she said. “Academically interesting, but unwearable.”
Sometimes people suggest that she wear less perfume. “It’s sad that people don’t celebrate their sense of smell,” she said.
— The New York Times writes about the (fragrant) compost pail kept by molecular neurobiologist Leslie B Vosshall. Read more at Nothing Smells Rotten in Leslie B. Vosshall’s Compost Pail.