Making scents of why people enjoy fragrance

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Why People Enjoy Fragrance
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If a tang of citrus feels clean and inviting, or a whiff of vanilla conjures up coziness, you’re not alone. About 75% of us add appealing scents to our homes with air sprays, solids and candles. Take this quiz to learn more about how scent works and the ingredients that can go into air freshening products.

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 Why People Enjoy Fragrance
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How many scent molecules can the average person distinguish?

The nose knows! While it was once believed that humans could smell around 10,000 different scents, now studies show that we can actually smell at least 1 trillion scents. Also, we have the ability to remember a scent with 65% accuracy after a year.
 

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Fragrances are made up of layers called “notes”
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Fragrances are made up of layers called “notes” that give depth to the scent. Which layer of fragrance do we smell first?

Top notes are usually light and evaporate quickly. Mid notes emerge as the top notes dissipate. Base notes come in next, lingering and making an impression. In fact, you might not even notice base notes for the first 30 minutes.
 

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Air fresheners
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True or False: Air fresheners contain chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

CFCs have been banned in the US since 1978. SC Johnson products have been CFC-free for nearly 45 years after voluntarily eliminating CFCs three years before the government mandate.
 

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Nitro musks
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True or False: Nitro musks can be used in fragrances.

There is currently no nationwide ban on using nitro musks in product fragrances. But they are not used in any SC Johnson product because they are a known pollutant that harms fish.
 

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memories triggered by certain scents
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What percentage of people have memories triggered by certain scents?

Does your mind travel back in time when you smell certain things? If so, you’re not alone. A 2013 Glade® survey about scent and emotion found that 84% of people have memories triggered by certain scents.
 

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fragrance molecules
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How many fragrance molecules have passed the safety standards of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA)?

More than 3,000 fragrance molecules are considered safe by the IFRA. SC Johnson has applied an additional layer of internal standards to eliminate approximately 1,700 of them.

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Our sense of smell
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Our sense of smell is responsible for __% of what we taste.

While we certainly care what our food looks like, it turns out that it’s much more important what it smells like. Our sense of smell is responsible for 80% of what we taste, which may explain our bacon obsession.
 

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When does our sense of smell develop
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Of all our senses, when does our sense of smell develop?

Our sense of smell is the very first sense to develop and is fully formed and functional before we’re even born.
 

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Why People Enjoy Fragrance
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