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The Scent of Desire

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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Wendy Strgar, founder and CEO of Good Clean Love, is a loveologist who writes and lectures on Making Love Sustainable, a green philosophy of relationships which teaches the importance of valuing the renewable resources of love, intimacy and family.  In her new book, Love that Works: A Guide to Enduring Intimacy,  she tackles the challenging issues of sustaining relationships and healthy intimacy with an authentic and disarming style and simple yet innovative adviceIt has been called "the essential guide for relationships."  The book is available on ebook.  Wendy has been married for 27 years to her husband, a psychiatrist, and lives with their four children ages 13- 22 in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


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2:27AM PST on Mar 7, 2011

very interesting

9:37AM PST on Jan 13, 2011

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

9:54AM PST on Dec 29, 2010

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!

1:43PM PST on Dec 21, 2010


1:42PM PST on Dec 21, 2010

thank you!

7:21AM PST on Nov 17, 2010

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!!

6:00PM PST on Nov 9, 2010

Very good!
Très bon!

11:37PM PDT on Nov 5, 2010


11:51AM PDT on Nov 4, 2010

Very cool article.

11:24AM PDT on Nov 3, 2010


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