Monday, December 4, 2023

Holiday Shopping Made Easy

Do you know someone who is into scent? Who loves entertaining explanations of science? Are you still scrambling for gift ideas?

Well, you’re in luck!

Give your special someone a copy of my book What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life. There is plenty of time to have a paperback copy delivered by Christmas.

For a great digital stocking stuffer and no worries about shipping delays, send a gift copy directly to their Kindle! Click the “Give as Gift” button on Amazon to have it delivered instantly, or schedule it to arrive on the recipient’s device at a specific date and time.

If your someone prefers listening to reading, get them the Audible version!

Sunday, January 8, 2023

No Longer in Bug Tussle

Come and listen to my story about a scribe named Jed,

A poor Blogger type, barely kept his timeline fed,

And then one day he was craving more impact,

So up on the web come a brand new Substack.


Free that is, hot takes, check it out.

Scare Tactics: They’re creepy and they’re kooky

Fear-mongering the science on COVID, nose picking, and Alzheimer’s

A Bubble of One’s Own: No book talk for you!

Masking forever in Berkeley

The Zombification of Celebrity Perfumes: Jennifer who?

New fragrances from beyond the grave


Estée Lauder Buys Tom Ford for $2.3 Billion: An illustrated version of the press release

Happy talk to paper over Tom Ford’s vularity


Inside Baseball: The Design of Olfactory Studies: You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball

When is a control group not a control group?


A Bibliophile's Christmas: Literary Suggestions for Long Winter Nights

A few favorites and some that never made my reading list


How About . . . Not?: Some New Year’s resolutions for other people

My suggestions for making the world less insufferable.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Who Wants to be a Yokozuna?


Have you missed the last few matchups? Then get on down to the basho. Remember, it ain’t over till the gyōji calls it.

A Smell Walk on the Mild Side: Missing the forest for the trees

A Quantum of Feelz: Tripping balls in St. Petersburg

AI on My Mind: “I’m sorry Ave, I’m afraid I can’t do that”

Battle of the e-Noses: Is the technology fully baked?

Is Perfume No Longer Sexy?: The NYT thinks so

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

It's So Rare to Capture One Alive


Quid pro quo. I write these posts, you read these posts. Head over to my Avery Gilbert Substack and sign in to get new content free by email. Just remember to give Dr. Chilton his pen back.

My Dinner with Hannibal: Savoring aromatic literature

Karma in the Conservatory: Blooming ‘corpse flower’ in Golden Gate Park augurs well for possible Nick Zollicker novel

Blecch!: Something for the foodies plus a dive bar recommendation

Serving It Up: Strictly omakase

Losing It: Is Our Sense of Smell Becoming Less Sensitive?: Or is science journalism getting dumber?

WaPo Climate Alarmism: The Smell of Snow is Changing!: With a gratuitous assist from Monell smell scientist Johan Lundström

Thursday, April 14, 2022

While You Were Out

Elaborate voicemail hoax? No, it’s me telling you to get on over to my Avery Gilbert substack and catch up on all the scintillating posts that are appearing there (and not here).

COVID-19 Omicron Variant Much Less Likely to Result in Smell Loss: Olfactory research community hardest hit

Predicting Your Perfume Preference: L’Oréal will read your brain waves and tell you what you like

Personal Fragrance and Sensory Panelists: Should Tabu be taboo?

Chilling in France: Can deep freeze treatment undo COVID-19 smell loss?

Of Cherry Garcia® and CSN&Y: A taste of 1970