This is evident in the English language, which has no specific vocabulary to describe smell and approximates olfactory experience using adjectives borrowed from the other senses.
When I first heard about pheromone parties, the idea intrigued me.
Participants in these parties are told to sleep in t-shirts for three consecutive days.
Once collected, the garments are placed in individual bags for singles to smell.
Researchers believe that our unique bodily scent plays a larger role in our social lives than we know.
The Pheromone Party concept was created by interactive developer and artist Judith Prays.
She originally implemented this concept in Brooklyn in 2010.
The scientist then placed the T-shirts in a box (the "sniff box"). Their task was to sample the odor of seven boxes and describe each odor as to intensity, pleasantness and sexiness. Most of the women preferred the scent of males whose MHC genes were most different from her own.
The study explained that this is because a woman's sense of smell helps her to mate with a person that she's not related to biologically.