The One Direction Fragrance Made Half a Million Bucks in One Week

The oh-so-fun lads of One Direction took the time to sniff a bunch of chemicals and "create" a fragrance — Our Moment — and in the UK, the scent has been on sale at Harrod's for a week and has already raked in £360,000 — which is $560,00 — as in over HALF A MILLION. In one week. This number includes pre-orders, aka… » 9/06/13 10:50am 9/06/13 10:50am

Finally, Some Man Candles for the Man in Your Life

Father's Day may have come and gone, but fortunately Yankee Candle's special collection of "man candles" (yes, seriously) are still available for all of your masculine odor-masking needs. With scents like "2x4" and "Riding Mower"—which both smell like exactly what you'd expect—you can cater to the stereotypical… » 6/18/12 11:55pm 6/18/12 11:55pm

Finally, A Perfume That Makes You Smell Like a Book

Are you a serious bookworm? Are you seeking to impress people with your love of reading or attract only the most erudite of mates? Then perhaps you would like to invest in a bottle of Paper Passion, the perfume that will make you smell exactly like a freshly printed book—because, as Karl Lagerfeld says, "The smell of… » 6/03/12 9:45pm 6/03/12 9:45pm

That Old People Smell Is Real—And It's Surprisingly Delightful

We all know that particular scent that old people have. It's subtly sweet but also brings to mind decay and mortality. It's complex, like a fine wine. Well, anyway, it turns out that science has spent some valuable time confirming that, in fact, the scent does exist, and it's actually rather pleasing. » 5/30/12 11:55pm 5/30/12 11:55pm

The Horrible New Diet That Totally Stinks

Scientists, ever on the hunt to find ways to keep us looking slim and trim, have done a new study and discovered a revolutionary new way for us to trick ourselves into taking smaller bites. No, it's not by simply saying to yourself, "Why don't you take a smaller bite this time, friend?"—that would be too easy, silly… » 3/24/12 2:20pm 3/24/12 2:20pm

New Smell-vertising Technology Will Make Public Spaces Even More…

We're all used to smelling those dastardly perfume samples in magazines, but now it looks like advertisers may have found an even more effective way to torment our senses while trying to trick us into buying something. McCain Foods is using a new kind of scent technology to promote a product called Ready Baked… » 2/08/12 11:15pm 2/08/12 11:15pm

The Way To A Lover's Heart Is Through The Nose

We're not the only ones who love burying our noses in a lover's T-shirt [Or hairy armpits! -Ed.]: Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that 90% of women have deliberately smelled a partner's shirt. (What's wrong with that other 10%?) Over half of men did, too. A majority of women also reported sleeping… » 10/25/07 4:30pm 10/25/07 4:30pm