If you’re looking for things to discover about olfaction, these books are a great start on this fascinating topic!

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  • Aftel, Mandy: Essence and Alchemy: A Book of Perfume
  • Burr, Chandler: The Emperor of Scent: A True Story of Perfume and Obsession 
  • Chamovitz, Daniel: What a Plant Knows
  • Horowitz, Andrea: Being a dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell
  • Muchembled, Robert, Pickford, Susan: Smells: A Cultural History of Odours in Early Modern Times
  • Ohloff, Gunther: Scent and Chemistry: The Molecular World of Odors
  • Sell, Charles: The Chemistry of Fragrances: From Perfumer to Consumer
  • Turin, Luca: The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell