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These are the Only 10 Smells Humans Can Detect?

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6. Sweet

No wonder manufacturers put sugar into just about every food: it’s a smell we know too well.

7. Popcorn

Popcorn has been called a superfood. Perhaps its being one of the basic smells we detect is a reason for its appeal.

8. Lemon

“Lemon” is, it seems, to be distinguished from a “fruity” smell. You might say that it is “fruity with a sharp (but not too sharp) twist.”

9. Pungent

This would be anything with an overly intensely  heady aroma like this Chinese fermented bean curd.

10. Decayed

This last of Castro’s and Chennubhotla’s ten basic smells is one that we quickly learn to avoid and for good reason!

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3:03AM PDT on May 12, 2014

Thanks

6:27PM PST on Nov 11, 2013

interesting

2:43AM PDT on Oct 10, 2013

thanks for the info

12:03AM PDT on Oct 10, 2013

Ty

12:01AM PDT on Oct 10, 2013

Ty

5:55AM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

Thanks

1:14AM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

smell good but I can not smell it coming though this computer x

4:35PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

ty

12:00PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Thanks for posting.

11:29PM PDT on Oct 6, 2013

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