The Scent of Desire

Discover how The Scent of Desire effects not just your libido, but your emotional life, and memory with author Dr. Rachel Herz,  a leading world expert on the psychology of olfaction. The connections between our sense of smell, our sexuality, emotions and memory is deep and primal. Listen to one of the world’s foremost authorities explain the in-depth connections that have hardwired our species and our relationships.

Dr. Herz, on faculty at Brown University  is a leading world expert in the psychological science of olfaction, and has been conducting research on the sense of smell for 20 years. She is the author of The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell and has published over 55 original research papers and contributed numerous chapters to college textbooks and academic anthologies.  In addition she consults for the world’s leading multinational fragrance and flavor companies, and is frequently called upon as an expert witness in cases involving the sense of smell.  She is currently working on a second book which further explores the connection between our senses, motivations, behavior and emotion.

This is a conversation that will make you rethink everything you smell and give you insight into the feelings they evoke.

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Ioana Boca
Ioana B.5 years ago

very interesting

Tamara Austin
Tamara Austin5 years ago

Ummm... confirms my attraction to some and not others.

Flopsy D.
Flopsy D.5 years ago

Very comprehensive biological and psychological reasons for smell. I found it very very rich. Worth spending the time to listen all the way through. Exercise patience. Put on your favorite perfume or scent while listening. Ha ha ha!

Amanda K.
Amanda K.5 years ago


Amanda K.
Amanda K.5 years ago

thank you!

Catherine C.
Catherine C.6 years ago

smell... ahhhh the pure pleasure of it and the well. not so much! thanks for the article.. and seeing as i have the floor for a few secs... how about... click to donate- that smells good!!

Annick Letourneau

Very good!
Très bon!

Philippa P.
Philippa P.6 years ago


Julianna D.
Juliana D.6 years ago

Very cool article.

Kelsi Matson
Kelsi Matson6 years ago