Our sense of smell is our most important sense when it comes to perceptions and sensations. We associate smells with beautiful memories, pictures, sounds and moods. Thus, smells can stimulate us, making us happy or thoughtful. We associate pleasant events with smells we like, while having negative associations for unpleasant smells.

The sense of smell differs from person to person, as each one associates different experiences with a smell. When it comes to perfumes, factors other than the mere scent play a role in the perception of smell.

As far as the development of the perfume is concerned, the skin's own smell and pH value, which depends on the functioning of the sebaceous glands and your diet, both play a decisive role. A perfume you like when your friend wears it may react quite differently when applied to your own skin. Thus two people never experience the same smell in the same way.

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