Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Remember those house-a-tosis ads? I always think of that when I walk in—is it EW or EAU?
There is such a thing as occupancy odor—I wrote about this once for WebMD. It’s BO, PO (pet odor), fresheners, cooking, products, etc.
Febreze did a study—people don’t clean 75% of their porous surfaces—couches, rugs, pillows—regularly. These soak up stinks and hold them.
Smell is directly linked to emotion. Smell a perfume—WHAM, you think of the guy you were with or the woman who wore it.
Now, EPA people can grab some air and analyze it. They found people could not describe a smell but could tell you how it made them FEEL.
Experts say add a pleasant smell—no smell at all is described as unpleasant.
The smell you add can affect you. Peppermint lowers the error rate on boring tasks.
Osmanthus, a new, made-up scent from Asia—fruit and floral—is hot now—most people like it.
Sooo…when you come home today, see how your house makes you feel. I often feel I need more cat boxes.
Jeez, Star--don't you ever give up on the disgusting.