Sunday, December 19, 2021

Last Minute Gift Ideas


Still looking for Christmas gifts? Here are a few ideas.

What the nose knows: The science of smell in everyday life. The perfect book for your nerdy nephew, your brainy niece who’s into perfume, or your foodie friend at the office. If you live in the U.S. there’s still time to send a paperback copy. Or you can send them a Kindle edition to arrive whenever you like.

One or both of the Nick Zollicker stories. Set in Berkeley, California, An Imperfect Mimic finds scent scientist Nick using his fragrance know-how to derail a romantic rival. Smothering the Savage takes place in New York City as Nick is hired to save a fragrance company when its star perfumer goes a bit bonkers. Give these inexpensive stocking stuffers so your friends have something to read after a big Christmas dinner while lounging in their new sweaters in front of the fire. Or send them to your relatives now to keep them amused on the flight out.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Don’t Miss the Party!


If you haven’t visited my Substack recently, here’s what you missed:

A Covid Carol

The ghosts of olfactory science past, present, and future

Listening to the Smell of Stinky Bugs

Is sonification a distraction or a source of insight?


Man Smells Dog

Turning the table on canine olfactory superiority


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Friday, November 19, 2021

New Family of Cannabis Aroma Molecules Identified

Chemists pin the tail on the skunky.

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Friday, November 12, 2021

When Life Hands You (S)-(–)-limonene . . . You Can’t Make Lemonade

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Jury in Parlux vs Jay-Z vs Parlux: A Pox on Both of Youse

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