I’ve spent 20 years learning to recognise different aromas; I make perfume for a living, and I run workshops to guide people around the world of fragrance. Apart from those whose sense of smell is irreparably damaged, we humans get better with practice pretty quickly. Even people who believe they have a terrible sense of smell are often good at it.
— Sarah McCartney of 4160Tuesdays for The Guardian. Read more at The nose has it: it’s no surprise humans’ sense of smell can be as good as dogs’.