olfactory olfactory  /oʊl ˈfæk tə ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to olfaction

Usage(s):

  1. Call it the Davos of nose, the olfactory Olympics, the Sundance of Scent.
  2. It's not just women who respond to such olfactory cues.
  3. When olfactory cells regenerate, they grow long neural shoots called axons, which connect to the brain.

News

  1. Age-Related Smelling Loss Significantly Worse in African-Americans

    June 13, 2013 - The ability to distinguish between odors declines steadily with age, but a new study shows that African-Americans have a much greater decrease in their sense of smell than Caucasians. This can have serious consequences. Olfactory loss often leads to impaired nutrition. It also may be an early warning sign of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, and can ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Senior Journal

  2. Wonderstruck Taylor Swift Wins Big at the Fragrance Awards

    Taylor Swift stunned in a white Emilio Pucci dress to step out for the Fragrance Foundation Awards in NYC last night. She was joined by Connie Britton and Jessica Szohr , who both took the stage for the evening's festivities. Taylor had a lot to celebrate since her scent Wonderstruck Enchanted picked up the honor for celebrity fragrance of the year. Taylor's olfactory success won't stop with ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PopSugar

  3. Robert Pattinson Is The Man For Dior Homme

    Ooooh, do you smell that? Either someone just set off an olfactory sex bomb...or we're catching our very first whiff of the delicious, heady aroma of Robert Pattinson's first-ever celebrity endorsement deal. And yep, it's the latter! Months after rumors surfaced last fall that Rob would become the new face of Dior's fragrance for men, [...]
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MTV

Quotes

  1. "Because humans don't have a vomeronasal system, many have speculated that they may not detect pheromones," Buck said. "But these studies clearly indicate that the main olfactory system, which humans do have, is capable of transmitting...
    on Nov 10, 2005 By: Linda B Buck Source: Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  2. "I don't consider myself a particularly olfactory person," says Turin simply, "but perfumes speak to me. I'm a scientist, a biophysicist, and did work on the mechanism of smell. My comfort zone is intense nerdiness."
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Luca Turin Source: Independent

  3. "The more scientists look, the more they're able to tease romance apart into its individual strands - the visual, auditory, olfactory, tactile, neurochemical processes that make it possible," writes Jeffrey Kluger in the Jan. 28 issue of Time.
    on Feb 7, 2008 By: Jeffrey Kluger Source: Rocktown Weekly

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