Humans have a surprisingly good sense of smell and can distinguish a wide range of odours.
Here are five facts you may not know about Odour:
- In order for a human to perceive a smell it has to meet 3 criteria – it has to be released into the air, it must be able to be dissolved into your olfactory mucus, you must possess a receptor cell available to detect it.
- Dogs have a superior sense of smell when compared to humans, to highlight this if you make an analogy to vision what you and I can see at 1/3 of a mile, a dog can see 3000 miles.
- Odour is very complex and can be described as combinations of odorous compounds, imagine a keyboard with 350 keys each key being an odorous compound and imagine how many tunes can be played.
- Baked bread is often considered the “Best” smell, and yet some people don’t like it! The reason for this may be down to a “negative” memory response which relates to an accident in their own kitchen, equally, there are some people who like the smell of compounds which many would consider offensive.
- Human Olfactory receptor cells replenish every 30 to 60 days
To find out how our experts can assist you please don’t hesitate to contact us.