Web links to internet resources, articles and blogs:


The human nose can detect more than 1 trillion smells

Effects of olfactory training in patients with olfactory loss; The Laryngoscope

Thomas Hummel MD, Karo Rissom, Jens Reden MD, Aantje Hähner MD, Mark Weidenbecher MD, Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink MD
Article first published online: 23 FEB 2009

Anosmia, the quiet killer

A Sense of Hope: The Monell Anosmia Project

Wonder what it’s like to have no sense of smell? It stinks.

New Help for Anosmia Sufferers

Anosmia, by Helen Gatcum and Tim Jacob; Cardiff University

Professor Tim Jacob has done a huge amount of work around olfaction. His pages on the University’s website, below, contain a wealth of in-depth information on anosmia and all aspects of smell and taste.

Assessing the Impact of Anosmia: Review of a Questionnaire’s Findings,
1999 Oxford Journals/Chemical Senses

Anosmia: No Sense Of Smell Linked to Relationship, Sex Problems, Huffington Post 2012

Scientists address anosmia, loss of sense of smell;

Allie Bidwell, Chronicle Staff Writer

Smell (Olfaction), A tutorial on the sense of smell

compiled by Tim Jacob, Cardiff University, UK

Odd Reason Some Guys Have Fewer Sex Partners

Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer, November 29, 2012

Website of Rachel Herz, author of Scent of Desire, with good links to outside resources

Sissel Tolaas

You could describe scent expert and odour artist Sissel Tolaas as something of an obsessive when it comes to smell; she has built up a library of over 6000 scents and works for International Flavors and Fragrances, a company that makes a produces a number of well-known perfume brands. Read more about her in SightUnseen magazine, link below.



Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way

[Paperback] by Molly Birnbaum, 2012. Portobello Books
It was Molly’s book about her experience of anosmia and the journey she undertook to learn about the condition and the sense of smell itself that was the inspiration for the creation of Fifth Sense, so we are big fans of Molly here. If you haven’t read her book, ‘Season to Taste‘, then go out and get yourself a copy.

A World Without Smells

[Kindle Edition] by Lars Lundqvist, 2016
Lars Lundqvist was born without a sense of smell.  In this book he talks about his experience of life in a world where smell does not exist.

The Scent of Desire: Discovering Our Enigmatic Sense of Smell

[Paperback] by Rachel Herz; 2008. Harper Perennial

Remembering Smell

[Hardcover] by Bonnie Blodgett, 2010; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Anosmia. Nostalgia for a Forbidden Sense.

Paperback – November 10, 2008, by Ezza Agha Malak
Published by University Press of the South

Brain Sense: The Science of the Senses and How We Process the World Around Us

Hardcover – September 28, 2009 by Faith Hickman Brynie Publisher: AMACOM

Navigating Smell and Taste Disorders

Neurology Now Books [Paperback] by Ronald DeVere, Marjorie Calvert
Demos Publishing

The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell

[Paperback] by Luca Turin, 2007. Faber & Faber

What the Nose Knows: The Science of Scent in Everyday Life

[Kindle Edition] by Avery Gilbert, 2008. Amazon Kindle Edition

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