French perfumers, sommeliers and winemakers with coronavirus infections are sometimes deprived of a crucial tool: their high-performing noses.
Long ago, it was used to measure the passing of time. Now, after a year marked for many by the loss of smell, or at least a sense of stagnation, it’s precious once more.
The reopening of New York has created a banquet of sights, smells, flavors, textures and sounds. The New York Times asked photographers to convey how the city is nourishing each of the senses.
Scientists have been dreaming of disease-detecting breathalyzers for years. Has the time for the technology finally come?
Couples are adding their personal scents to their weddings in the form of diffusers, candles, lotion, perfume mists and more.
In 19th-century Europe, delicate florals defined olfactory perfection. Then came the rise of bold, musky ‘oriental’ scents, which revealed much about the West’s perception of Eastern culture.
Some people said they started bathing less during the pandemic. As long as no one complains, they say they plan to keep the new habit.
Regaining what the coronavirus took from you.
Doctors are recommending smell training for patients with lingering olfactory problems.
Parosmia, a condition that causes phantom odors and a lingering symptom of Covid-19 for some people, has been affecting relationships.
What can the coronavirus’s strangest symptom teach us about the mysteries of smell?
The virus’s strangest symptom has opened new doors to understanding our most neglected sense.
After a series of high-profile disputes in rural areas, the French Parliament has passed a bill that enshrines countryside smells and sounds as protected national heritage.
As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.
Researchers are finding ways to preserve scents that are disappearing. Others are recreating ones from centuries ago.
A project announced this week and funded by the European Union will catalog and recreate the scents of Europe from the 16th century to the early 20th century.
Experience how scent and memory are intimately connected.
Honeybees were better at pollinating crops after scent training.
This is what happens when atmospheric chemists hang towels on drying racks around their chemistry building.
Recent research highlights the power of the canine nose to uncover buried remains from ancient human history.