With my work on the new fragrance/sleep/guided visualisation idea progressing really well, I’m becoming more and more fascinated by our largely ignored, but hugely powerful, sense of smell.
As a matter of fact, I’ve taken to asking people what their favourite smell is, and with the encouragement of a Stanford psychologist I’m actually about to ask you, too.
So far I’ve had almost as many answers as the number of people I’ve asked.
When you give individuals a completely free choice, the responses can be incredibly specific.
A case in point was a couple I recently met for the first time.
The smell of diesel when there’s a lot of moisture in the air.
Like I said, people can often be highly particular about their olfactory preferences.
I wondered what would happen, though, if I asked you and our other readers to choose three favourite smells from a list of environmental aromas that a sample of the population have said they’re drawn to.
I know we all love a survey, so here’s a very simple questionnaire that I’d love your help with.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to it.
Once you’ve answered its single question you’ll be able to see the results as they come in, live.
I’m pretty sure this is going to be a revealing exercise.
Trust me, in fact. I have a nose for these things.