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Boston Park Plaza’s Scent Fresh White Tea

Boston Park Plaza’s Scent Fresh White Tea Light and clean with top notes of Silver Needle Point Tea, Frosted Bergamot, White Tea Blooms; mid notes of Ginger Lily, White Tea Leave Petals, Pekoe Tea; and base notes of Mate Musk, Mahogany Wood, Teakwood.

Ingredients: Silver Needle Point Tea, Bergamot, White Tea Leaves, Pekoe, Ginger Lily, Mahogany, Teakwood
Boston Park Plaza's Scent: In Fragrance Oils, Room Sprays, Reed Diffusers, Candles and Scent Machines.
The Boston Park Plaza is a historic hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, opened on March 10, 1927. It was built by hotelier E.M. Statler as part of his Statler Hotels chain. During the hotel’s construction, it was discovered that the Statler’s planned 155 foot height exceeded the maximum height of 125 feet allowed by the Massachusetts State Building Code. However it was granted an exemption by Mayor James Michael Curley. Off The Common, Park Plaza’s signature restaurant, offers fresh and locally inspired cuisine. A seasonal menu is available for room service. Connected to the lobby is STRIP by Strega, a contemporary steakhouse in Boston offering fresh seafood, reinterpreted sides and specialty steaks and chops and creative cocktails. Coffee and small bites are available at Starbucks®, located just off the main lobby.
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At Aroma Retail, we are beyond thrilled to announce our September fragrance of the month, Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig. Luxurious, clean, and warm; you’ll want to accent all of your favorite places and spaces with this exclusive home scent from our Resort Fragrances collection. Keep reading to find out why this rich, glamorous home scent deserves a place in your autumn scent line up.

A Truly Stunning Scent-Sation

Edition Hotels are known throughout the US, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and the Middle East for boutique-style exclusivity and high-end opulence. Just as these aren’t your everyday resorts, our Black Tea & Fig fragrance is a scent that's truly extraordinary. It’s the kind of scent you diffuse when you’re ready to spoil yourself with a night of pampering or entertain a dinner party full of exceptional guests.

A Beautiful Blend

What makes this home scent so special? Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig features, of course, Black Tea and Fig with notes of spicy Nutmeg, Jasmine, Violet, Neroli, Rose, and Cyclamen, all grounded by a rich base of Vanilla, Tonka, Musk, and Amber. This exclusive blend of fragrances harmonizes in a way that automatically elevates any space it is diffused in.

Where & When To Diffuse

Diffuse Edition Hotels’ Black Tea and Fig anywhere you want. If you are in the mood to feel both elegant and welcoming, this is your scent. Your bedroom, your entryway, living areas, dining, and entertaining areas are all great candidates for this unique home fragrance. When you have put effort into personalizing a room or home to suit your style and tastes, don’t forget the most impressive and memorable accent: an unforgettable home scent.

Almost Too Good To Give Away

Edition Hotels’ Black Tea and Fig is a great gift idea for the person who seems to have everything. This scent is available in all of our high-quality diffusion options, including the Home Unit 101 - whole-home diffusion machine, hand-poured soy wax candle sets, our natural reed diffuser sets, and fine mist room spray sets. You can also mix-and-match your choice of glassware options and scents in our mix-and-match gift sets.

There’s no reason to go empty-handed just because you have a hard-to-shop-for recipient in mind. Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig is sure to delight even the most discerning friend, family member, or co-worker. But if that's not the one, we carry almost 70 different, exclusive home fragrances to choose from, offering something for everyone. What special occasion are you shopping for?

Anniversaries
Birthdays
Holidays
Hostess Gifts
Boss Appreciation
Cheer-Up Gifts
Thank You Gifts
Just Because

Order Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig Today

Are you interested in learning more about Edition Hotels’ Black Tea & Fig? The best way is to order a sample blotter of this exclusive home fragrance. You can also order a fragrance oil refill with the diffusion solution that’s right for you. Already love this fragrance? Stock up for holiday entertaining and the gift-giving seasons. At Aroma Retail, we look forward to your order and hope you enjoy our pick for the September fragrance of the month.

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Crystal’s Black Orchid by Aroma Retail is sexy, refined, and one-of-a-kind. Meet the new kid on the block, but watch out, she’s a lady. We are excited to introduce you to our latest mix of passion and elegance, perfect for adding that luxury touch anywhere in your home.

Make a great impression on picky visitors or introduce a new reason for looking forward to walking in that door at the end of the day.

What Does Crystal’s Black Orchid by Aroma Retail Smell Like?

So, what does Crystal’s Black Orchid smell like? This is a complex, floral blend of orchid, jasmine, and violet with amber. Musk, cedar, sandalwood, patchouli, and vanilla act as woodsy supports. Then, we top things off with hints of playful peach. It’s a sensual, multi-layered, distinct home fragrance.

Your New Favorite Bedroom Scent

Crystal’s Black Orchid is perfect for any room in the house, but we think you’ll love it in the bedroom. Romantic, chic, and even boutique-inspired. If that sounds like you, you’re going to love this new home fragrance. Set the mood and add sophistication to one of your most personal spaces.

Available In The Highest-Quality Diffusion Options

Fine home fragrances like Crystal’s Black Orchid are best accompanied by high-quality diffusion solutions. You get the most out of your fragrance oils when you choose the right aroma tools. We have you covered with an on-the-spot spritz or even whole-home fragrance diffusion.

The Powerful Aroma Unit 101 Diffusion Machine
All-Natural, Hand-Poured Soy Wax Candles
Convenient Reed Diffusers
Portable Room Sprays

If you’re not sure if you’re ready to make this your new signature scent, check out our sample blotter option. We have so many exclusive fragrances in our curated collection, we don’t blame you for wanting to play around.
Mix, Match & Gift

We make it easy to spread your new home fragrance around or even share it. Our candles, reed diffusers, and room sprays come in sets. So, you can set them up in multiple rooms right away, split them between the home or office, or even keep them on hand for gifting.

Crystal’s Black Orchid by Aroma Retail is perfect for many special occasions.

Birthdays
Anniversaries
Date Nights
Dinner Parties
Boss Gifts
Girl’s Night In

For A Unique Immersive Experience

It’s so much easier to live your best life when you surround yourself with the things and scents that exemplify the vibes you’re going for. Set up the Aroma Unit 101 Diffusion to upgrade the ambiance of your whole home and then complement it with a refill subscription, so you never run out of Crystal’s Black Orchid.

Order Crystal's Black Orchid Today

It’s fun to switch things up now and again. We keep things interesting by developing and delivering resort-quality scents to customers who want a little something unique and different. Nurture a little more class and sass with our latest home fragrance.

Place an order with us at Aroma Retail today.

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last month TIME Magazine reported the Pantone Color Institute's announcement that its 2020 Color of the Year is PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue. Classic Blue is a shade reminiscent of the sky at dusk and calm waters. In collaboration with partners across industries, Pantone created a multi-sensory Classic Blue experience, which it showcased in Manhattan at its 2020 color reveal event. The fragrance of Classic Blue wafted through the air while Classic Blue sounds resounded. Classic Blue-textured cushions littered the floor and Classic Blue drinks were served. Pantone felt the Classic Blue fragrance highlights dependability, trustworthiness, credibility, and constancy, all traits that are valued in the fast-paced, high-stress situations of the current world. Aroma Retail's Seashore has been identified as the best scent to match the Pantone 2020 color of the year.

 

Aroma Retail's Seashore honeycomb

The official Classic Blue scent is described in part as a "contemplation of where sky and sea meet," a natural seashore where the fresh salt air of the sea meets coastal vegetation of wild greens with light floral and citrusy notes, along with a hint of unripened coconut. Other elements that help make up this unique scent include peach, orange, lime, violet, cyclamen, jasmine, musk, and vanilla.

"It's a color that anticipates what's going to happen next," said Laurie Pressman, the vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, which selects the Color of the Year, “It’s a reassuring blue, full of calm and confidence. It builds connection.” Aroma Retail's Seashore is our choice to complement the Pantone Institute's choice of Classic Blue for tying together your scent selection with your interior design and decor.

 

 

Aroma Retail's Seashore

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Aroma Retail’s whole-home scenting solutions and unique fragrance library allow anyone to enhance their own luxurious environment and create memorable experiences just like the professionals do, through a simple no-nonsense online retail model. Scent Like a Pro.

Hotel Collection signature scents are the cornerstone of our business at Aroma Retail.  Our motto "Have you been to a resort where you loved the smell and wished you could make your place smell like that?" is the reason we started our company.  We understood that these World-Class Resorts, Hotels and Spas have a Unique Fragrances in their public areas that are designed to make them memorable and pleasant.  So we decided to provide scenting solutions for your home using the exact same fragrances from these luxury hotels and resorts. That is the Hotel Collection from Aroma Retail.

We use the same exact fragrance oils used in Westin® White Tea, Lowes® Bright Sunshine, Marriot® Attune, and the Ritz Carlton® Waterfall not some "Inspired by" knock offs.   Our Hotel Scents provide the same high-quality experience as Hotels you love not just a simulation.  The benefits of scenting your home or office are undeniable, and these Luxury Hotel and resorts strive to create an experience that is both stress-free and enjoyable. With Aroma Retail you can experience the wonderful scent of your favorite hotels at your home or business.

In the past several years numerous businesses have also begun utilizing Scent Marketing to create a memorable and advantageous experience for their clients. Many of the Fortune 500® companies like Nike, Apple and Starbucks use strategically formulated scents throughout their establishments to create the ambiance they want to be associated to their Brand. They understand that scents can trigger an emotional response in potential clients and customers, creating an environment that encourages them to spend more time at their places of business, while also creating a positive memory and emotional response to their signature scent.

The Hotel Collection Signature Scents From Aroma Retail

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Aroma Retail’s whole-home scenting solutions and unique fragrance library allows anyone to enhance their own luxurious environment and create memorable experiences just like the professionals do, through a simple no-nonsense online retail model. With Aroma Retail you can Scent Like a Pro.

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Aroma Retail Releases 4 Brand New Signature Scents For Your Home, Ritz Carlton's Waterfall, Marriott's Attune, Westin's White Tea and Lavender Garden.[su_spacer]

[su_spacer]Welcome Your Guests

How better to welcome your guests than by using a signature scent from a world renowned Hotel or Resort? Well, be prepared to entertain all year, your friends, family, and even your in-laws with new signature scents like; Ritz Carlton's Waterfall, Marriott's Attune and Westin's White Tea. Stock up on scents these scents that easily set anyone you are entertaining at ease. Guest rooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living, and dining rooms can all be upgraded by simply adding or switching up your home fragrance with our Home Unit 101 Aroma Diffusion Machine. Choose the scent that says welcome to you and start spreading it around.

  1. Ritz Carlton's Waterfall - This is the signature scent for Ritz Carlton and is used at almost all their properties. Waterfall is refreshing and luxurious with crisp top notes of Bergamot, Fresh Greens, Apple, and Melon, wrapped in sweet middle notes of Jasmine, Rose, and Cylamen, with base notes of Musk and Sandalwood making this a very natural-feeling fragrance.
  2. Marriott's Attune - This is the signature scent for the Marriott Hotels brand and is used at almost every Marriott property. It is a very complex, all-around fragrance with top notes of Grapefruit, Orange, Fresh Greens, Apple, Bergamot, Pineapple, and Cassis, with harmonious middle notes of Jasmine and Rose, followed by warm base notes of Musk, Oakmoss, Sweet Vanilla, and Cedarwood.
  3. Westin's White Tea - Westin’s White Tea is light and clean with top notes of Silver Needle Point Tea, Frosted Bergamot, White Tea Blooms; mid notes of Ginger Lily, White Tea Leave Petals, Pekoe Tea; and base notes of Mate Musk, Mahogany Wood, Teakwood.
  4. Lavender Garden (Places Library) -  Lavender garden is a complex gathering of everything you would expect to see and smell, with notes of Lavender, Eucalyptus, Lime, and Orange, with middle notes of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, and Violet, anchored to nature with base notes of Musk, Cedarwood, and Amber.

[su_spacer]Make Your House a Home

Smells are a quick way to set the mood of your home, and our new fragrance Lavender Garden is the perfect choice to make your House a Home. Your Family might not realize why home is where their heart is, but every-time the smell Lavender they will feel like home. See the difference a little conscious scent decision can make for your family.

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Cromwell’s Allure Noire

Bring the opulence and elegance of the Las Vegas Strip’s first boutique hotel home with Cromwell’s Allure Noire from Aroma Retail. This sexy, yet classy fragrance captures the Parisian-luxury vibe of the Cromwell, Las Vegas and puts it right at your fingertips. Invite a little sophistication into any space when you choose this star from our selection of resort fragrances.

Upscale, Intimate & Chic

Captivate, fascinate, and entice anyone who enters your space. Clients, customers, or visitors notice your home’s unique scent. Cromwell’s Allure Noire is seductive and sensual. Warm spices, exotic woods, sheer florals, and more make for a rich, complex home fragrance. Talk about aromatherapy.

So Many Convenient Options

You can make this custom, exclusive fragrance easy to access in any room of the house. At Aroma Retail, we have conventional, portable, and even professional options that make scenting your home with our high-quality fragrances a snap.

Ready For Your Next Staycation

Invite Cromwell’s Allure Noire in and transport yourself to a glamorous night out without leaving your house. You might be lounging in your jammies after work. That doesn’t mean your senses aren’t sitting at the hotel bar, lounging poolside at Drai’s with a spicy margarita or blueberry mojito, or having a blast at a rooftop nightclub.

Make A Five Star Impression

Choose a room scent solution to bring to the office and spread the scent of heady, French luxuriousness. Show waiting room guests and high-class clients alike that you don’t settle for second best in anything, without having to say a word. Keep them curious with Cromwell’s Allure Noire.

Set a reed diffuser on your desk, set up the Home Unit 101 Aroma Diffusion Machine in the reception area, or set up a scent-station you don’t have to think about with our professional diffusion machine.

Set The Mood In A Sec

Have to pick up an unexpected client from the airport, host your bestie's bridal shower last minute, or quickly set the scene for an impromptu date night in? Our Cromwell’s Allure Noirw is also available in a convenient room spray. Freshen up your car, guest room, or game room in an instant.

You can rev up the man cave for a little bit of mingling or transport guests from the living room to the lounge with this convenient, on-the-spot home scenting solution from Aroma Retail.

Not Just Home Fragrances, Resort Fragrances

Cromwell’s Allure Noire is an Aroma Retail resort fragrance. Have you ever stood in a resort lobby or walked by a luxury hotel spa and thought, “Wow, I wish I could bring that smell home.”? Now you can. Luxe, plush, lavish. We’ve taken all that ambiance and customized our home fragrance oils to match.

There’s no need to fight through traffic or pay for parking to experience that Cromwell, Las Vegas vibe. Whether you’re looking for the quick, instant gratification of a candle or spray or a continuous, hands-off diffusion of scent from a diffusion machine, we’re sure to have a home scent solution that works for you.

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Scent Like a Professional With an Aroma Diffuser.

Are you serious about your fragrance?  Do you obsess over how your home smells? Me, too.

I use an aroma diffuser because it covers my whole home with my favorite fragrance. For years, I used everything from plugins and candles to room sprays, however, they never lasted, I wanted my house to smell great all the time like resort lobbies would when I would walk into a resort that uses professional Aroma Diffusers.

Our Home Unit 101 Aroma Diffusion Machine uses the same technology that the big commercial scenting machines do; it diffuses atomized fragrance oil directly into the air just like the commercial Aroma Diffusers.

The most fun part of all this, of course, is selecting your ideal fragrance. Why not do it like the resorts do? Here’s how world-class resorts develop their signature fragrances for making their casinos, lobbies, and other public areas smell great.  There are three main steps involved...

First, take a look at your design and décor.

Home Aroma DiffuserWhat types of fragrances come to mind when you consider the different design elements of your home? For example, is your home open and airy, or warm and cozy? Are your walls shades of white or do you use sharp colors? Is your flooring light tile, dark wood, or lush carpet? How about when you consider your décor? Do you have rich leather overstuffed sofas or minimalist seating with decorative throw pillows? Are your walls lined with pictures, or mostly bare? What types of images appear in the artwork and pictures in your home? What types of plants do you keep in your home or in the garden that are visible from the windows? This exercise is very helpful in allowing fragrance types to come to mind.

Second, consider the mood that you want to promote with your scent.

Fragrances enhance mood because our sense of smell is our most primitive sense and our olfactory nerve is directly connected to the limbic part of our brain, which drives emotion, affinity, and long-term memory.

We all want to be happy, right? The good news here is that any pleasant-smelling scent will promote happiness. But, what if we wanted to emphasize a certain feeling? Think about what that feeling is that you want to promote the most, and let the fragrance elements come to mind. If you need some help visualizing, here are some well-known associations between the main types of fragrance ingredients and mood:

Citrus scents like lemon, orange, bergamot, and grapefruit = health and vitality;

Floral scents like jasmine, rose, white peony, and gardenia = love, and togetherness;

Herbal scents like mint, rosemary, and thyme = raised cognition and optimism;

Clean scents like blossoms, linen, and powder = clean and safe;

Woody scents like cedar, sandalwood, and clove = natural and adventurous;

Modern scents like musk, leather, and fir = wealth and power;

Vanilla Amber scents like brown sugar, crème, and spice rum = comfortable and cozy;

Fruity & Tropical scents like nectarine, plum, and hibiscus = carefree and vivacious;

Resin scents like myrrh, frankincense, and pine = traditional and homey;

Edible & Seasonal scents like cinnamon, cocoa, pine needles = festive and indulging.

There are a lot of crossovers here, so just because you avoid one type of ingredient in your fragrance does not mean that you will not reap those benefits. Professional-grade fragrances like the ones used at the resorts listed on Aroma Retail’s fragrance page are complex and carry many of these types of ingredients in each fragrance. The idea here is to select one based on which ingredients are prominent.

The third step in selecting your ideal scent is to consider your preferences.

Resorts will consider their target demographics when doing this exercise. Perhaps you could consider your favorite people that you would expect to be guests in your home as well—which types of scent do you think they would prefer?

Do yourself a favor here… never say never to a fragrance ingredient, even if it ranks low on your preference scale. Finding your ideal scent is all about combinations. For example, I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people say that they “cannot stand” vanilla, then fall in love with Aria’s Asian Garden with its floriental blend of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley and Tuberose with Vanilla, Amber and Soft Woods. On the other side of the spectrum, people will say “it has to be floral”, then fall in love with Mandarin Oriental’s Green Bamboo with its luxurious, fresh and clean blend of Bamboo Woods, Crisp Bergamot, Melon Rind, and Green Floral notes.

Using the main types of fragrance ingredients, you can use a scale like this to organize your thoughts:

After considering your design/décor, mood enhancement goals, and preferences, you can peruse the fragrance descriptions for each fragrance on our fragrance page, or even use the search button in the header of www.aromaretail.com to enter ingredients or keywords that you would like to see in the description of your ideal scent. If you’re still stuck, by all means, reach out to us in the contact section. We love to be part of our customer’s scent selection journey. Just tell us what you are looking for, or give us a summary of your design/décor, mood enhancement goal, and preferences, and we would be delighted to make some recommendations.

Let’s talk about that Aroma Diffuser a bit more.

An Aroma Diffuser that connects to the ventilation system is sometimes used in commercial applications because the air conditioners are always running in resorts and most other retail stores. HVAC-connected scenting machines (scent machines connected to the air conditioning or ventilation system) in homes and many stores or offices do not work that well because the air conditioning is connected to a thermostat that turns the fan on and off as needed. When you do not have airflow in your ventilation system, you are not getting the fragrance. Instead, the fragrance is building up in the ductwork. When the air finally comes on, you get a big punch in the nose from all that built up fragrance. In a worse case, where the air conditioning fan stays off for a long time or for many periods of time, the fragrance could build up so much that it turns the dust in the duct to slime. It’s a great-smelling slime, but it’s still slime that could leak and cause dust to build up much quicker.

This is why homes, and many businesses, for that matter, use freestanding or wall-mounted Aroma Diffuser like the Home Unit 101 Aroma Diffusion Machine. When the Aroma Diffuser is there in the room with you, it is much easier to change the settings and the fragrance oil.

I am asked about HVAC-connected Aroma Diffusers quite often, and I have two pieces of advice:

First, be sure you really need the larger machine and fragrance going through your air vents.Aroma Technology

This is like wanting a big commercial mixer in your kitchen rather than a countertop mixer that would do the same job on a smaller scale. If you are concerned about hitting all the rooms of your home, you could always pop in another machine for the larger rooms like your basement game room, or just put a reed diffuser in the bedrooms and bathrooms. This is actually why Aroma Retail provides reed diffusers, room sprays and candles using the same fragrances that are used in the most popular resort Aroma Diffusers. Another important point to keep in mind is that hotels do not have fragrance going into the rooms where guests sleep, as most people prefer not to sleep in a scented environment.

Second, be sure you are ready to commit to the installation and maintenance involved in having an HVAC-connected Aroma Diffuser. Whatever you do, never NEVER connect a scent machine to your ventilation system if you do not have a reliable air sensor switch to cut power to the scent machine’s air pump motor whenever your fan is not running. Also, make sure you do not install your Aroma Diffuser right before your heating/cooling elements as it might cause problems with your air conditioning system.

My home is open/airy, somewhere between traditional and contemporary, I like green plants and fresh-cut flowers, I want to prioritize feeling clean healthy and comfortable in my home, I prefer citrus and floral blends with a twist of comfy musk, so I use Social House’ Bright Sunshine with its very complex blend of everything from grapefruit to jasmine to sandalwood.

I also want my scent products to be no-nonsense-easy to set up and operate, so I use the Home Unit 101 Aroma Diffusion Machine in the main area of my home, and I have a beautiful reed diffuser in each one of my bathrooms. The Home Unit 101 scenting machine is mounted between my kitchen, family room, and entry. I did switch it up a bit with the reed diffusers and went with Wynn’s Asian Lily for the bathrooms. Who knows, I might even change the fragrance in my scent machine to something more seasonal like Monte Carlo’s Pomegranate & Sage for the holidays.

So, there you have it! You’re ready to scent like a pro!

Play it safe, save time and money, and don’t sacrifice quality or settle on a humdrum scent. Start with a reliable and simple scent machine like the Home Unit 101, pick a fragrance to start with, and get some sample blotters of other fragrances that interest you in case you want to change things up later.

Most importantly, enjoy your great-smelling home 🙂

Enjoy Our Newest Fragrance: Mandarin Oriental's Green Bamboo

Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Miami Beach is an iconic luxury hotel ideally located on the Beach, in Miami Beach Florida. A hotel with this type of reputation would need a scent that lives up to that standard. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Scent Green Bamboo opens the senses, there is something magical about the smell of a fresh bamboo garden. I love the Mandarin Oriental hotel scent because it is fresh and clean smelling with a complex blend of notes including bamboo, bergamot, cucumber, melons, and light touch of floral.

The Mandarin Oriental Hotel's Green Bamboo fragrance is the perfect scent for a fresh clean feel if you are looking for something different from the more citrus and floral alternatives.

Green Bamboo from the MandarinOriental

In the heart of the Las Vegas strip sits one of the world’s finest hotels. I’m not just saying this. The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas is one of only six hotels in the United States that is a triple Forbes Five-Star and is the only hotel in Las Vegas with Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star rating recognition for the hotel.

This exquisitely crafted 392 room hotel houses a full-service spa, two world-class restaurants, a modern gym, a business center, and so much more. All the rooms come with comfortable furniture, flat-screen TVs and state of the art technology that controls all aspects of the room.

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By: Chrissy Sexton of earth.com

According to experts, there is a special chemistry behind the clean smell that fills the air after a rainstorm. Many elements have been found to make a contribution to this scent, including bacteria and plants.

The smell of wet earth has mesmerized people and intrigued scientists for many years. The invigorating scent was named “petrichor” by two Australian scientists, Joy Bear and Richard Thomas, in an article they published in the journal Nature in 1964.

As the rain hits dry ground, there are bacteria that become active. “These critters are abundant in soil,” Professor Mark Buttner, head of Molecular Microbiology at the John Innes Centre, told the BBC.

“So when you’re saying you smell damp soil, actually what you’re smelling is a molecule being made by a certain type of bacteria.”

The molecule is known as geosmin and is produced by Streptomyces, which can be found in most healthy soils. These bacteria are used in the development of commercial antibiotics as well.

When drops of water hit the soil, geosmin is released into the air, so the molecules are much more abundant after it rains. Geosmin is now being used as an ingredient in perfumes.

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