Sometime in 2010 I read of Jennifer Aniston's perfume in a blanket selling in conjunction with a blanket brand. Reading under the influence of tired, I read that she wants to make people smell neutral, but really, it's to make people smell natural.
As we now smell unnatural we need to add some natural. As long as it isn't neutered. Which I don't think it is because it is released by the Falic Group.
Branding describes Lolavie as “sexy and clean” and “floral, but not too flowery.” Contradict me right back to neutrality baby.
Is it sexy clean like squeaky clean or clean then sexy or sexy then clean? Kind of like a laundry soap sexy and clean.
Lolavie has a story. “It’s a long story and honestly it’s too personal to tell,” Aniston says, “But it has special significance.” Friggin' neutrality. PR successfully got her wrapped on a rock all over the world. I won't say anything, but, it's special. It's a ... special perfume for ... special ... people.
Lola Vie roughly translates into “laughing at life” in French.
Back home, back to reality, my toaster is envious of the blanket. It demands its own scent. Burnt Toast.
Here's the twist, to get around all this clean, no-personality, safe, "colorless luxury", Chandler Burr writes: Unlike the old masterpieces, which cloaked the wearer in scent, new fragrances are lighter and more transparent, engineered to show you off. Engineered to show us off. Show not smell. I wanna smell us off! Feel like a D.A. (devil's advocate) and the D loves, loves, loves the scent of sulfur.
Unnatural or Natural smelling blankets at Woodstock? photo: Toaster Rainer Zenz photo: Woodstock Mark Goff
Science shows that people recognize their own scent based on their combination of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) proteins, and while we may not be able to pick our fingerprints out, our brain knows what we smell like.
Studies also reveal that individuals prefer different smells on others than they prefer on themselves, distinguishing between self and non-self.
Magnetic resonance imaging measures changes in our brains responding to smells of self and non-self peptides and scents amplify the natural aromas of different MHC types.
The Turning of the PepTides
So it seems that we choose scents that amplify our own MHC peptides and favor perfumes/scents on another that amplify a non-self MHC type.
Research continues to identify which receptors in the nose sense MHC proteins. And the physiology of our complete smell package, including our microbiomes, the collection of microbes living in and on us, will help identify body odor preferences.
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