Why Home Scenting is Important

At Aroma Retail, we elevate the home scenting experience with unique, sophisticated fragrance blends and collections reminiscent of luxury resorts and our favorite places. But why should you care about what your home, office, or other personal spaces smell like? We take a deep dive to answer your questions and even make suggestions for every room in the house.

The Scent-Memory Connection

Scent plays a huge role in how we experience a place or remember a moment in time. Scientists believe that this is because our brain's fragrance processing centers are located close to the areas that process feelings, emotions, and memories. So, your home's scent profile can be just as important as the art, paint colors, and furniture you choose to create a welcoming, comfortable environment.

The Perfect Scent For Every Room

While it’s fine to choose a single scent to fill your whole home, you can also use fragrance diffusion to create a specific ambiance from room to room. Happy, social citrus in the dining area, calming subtle florals in the living areas, rich, buttery baking things in the kitchen, fresh, clean smells for the bathroom, and relaxing or sultry fragrances in the bedroom, for example.

Harrahs’ Mandarin Zest
Lavender Garden
Warm Bread Bakery
Thomas Pink’s Fresh Linen
Cromwell’s Allure Noire

Making Home The Place To Be

By curating your home scenting lineup, you can make your space perfect for action in the morning, mood-boosting productivity all day, and relaxation at night. Fragrance is a multitasker, in what has become a multi-use space. More and more of us work from home, workout at home, and entertain in our homes. The right scenting solutions evolve with your changing needs.

Set The Scene For Nostalgia

You can switch up this essential part of your home decor seasonally and really set the scene for memory-making year-round. Sunny scents for summer, pumpkin and spice for fall, peppermint and pine for winter, lush greenery and light florals for spring - at Aroma Retail, we have the selection you’re looking for.

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Social House Bright Sunshine
The Great Pumpkin
Candy Cane Christmas

Is Your Home Guest-Friendly?

Just as the right perfume leaves a lasting impression, so does your home fragrance. People remember and associate your home with what they smell there, no matter how clean or elegant your decor is. Pets, garlic, cleaning products, and more can take away from the welcoming space you’re trying to create. It’s the home accessory you can’t do without. So, make sure you’re choosing high-quality for your visitors, and for yourself.

Aroma Unit 101 Diffusion Machine - For Consistent, Effortless Range
Reed Diffusors - Great For Guests Rooms, Bathrooms & Offices
Soy Wax Candles - Scent & Cozy Up A Room, A Bath, Or A Dinner Party
Fine Mist Room Sprays - Instant Gratification Anywhere You Want It

Order Up A Little More Ambiance, Today

Singles, active families, and empty-nesters can all utilize the power of fragrance to set the mood that suits your needs. Your home’s new scent story is waiting for you at Aroma Retail. Browse our luxury collection and place your order today.

It’s time to trade those winter blues in for fresh spring scents by Aroma Retail. Sure, you can start with a little dusting and sweeping. But why not energize first with the right home scents? Our available selections for spring are lighthearted and breezy enough for the young at heart without compromising on the refined complexity you’ve come to expect from our luxury collections.

Make Your Home Smell Like Spring

When you think of the perfect spring scents for the home, something happy, energetic, cheerful, and rejuvenating probably comes to mind. This is the season of cleansing rain showers and new growth. The seeds planted now encourage the fruits, flowers, and greenery to come. There are a number of characteristics that make a fragrance prime for springtime.

Our spring scents picks include unique combinations:

Juicy Citrus - Orange, Mandarin, Lemon, Lime, Pink Grapefruit
Airy Florals - Orange Blossom, Freesia, Pineapple Flower
Bright Bamboo, Cucumber, Ginger Or Lemongrass
Clean Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Or Spearmint
Crisp Apple & Vibrant Greens

The Best Spring Scents

Make any room more sunny with the best spring candles. We prefer hand-poured, all-natural soy wax and pair it with clean-looking packaging. Our 9-oz glass tumbler with aluminum lid and minimal markings will blend right in with your decor. See how these exclusive selections from our Luxury Resort Fragrance collection can put a little more spring in your step and your entertaining spaces.

London Marriott Grosvenor Square’s The Leaf Spring
Aria At City Center's Pink Grapefruit (Used In Their Spa)
Langham Hotels' Ginger Flower
Social House' Bright Sunshine
Mandarin Oriental’s Green Bamboo
Nobu Hotel's Lemon Ginger
Thomas Pink’s Fresh Linen

More Ways To Freshen Up Your Space

In addition to candles, we offer a variety of diffusion options to make scenting your home for springtime virtually effortless. Customize how much or how often you want fragrance and where you prefer the selections you choose. Fresh Linen in the guest room, The Leaf Spring in the living and dining room, Pink Grapefruit by the bath. The combinations are endless when you choose the right blend of tools.
Aroma Diffusion Machine 101 - For Whole Home Fragrance
Reed Diffusors - Simple, Beautiful & Powerful
Room Sprays - For A Quick Spritz Anywhere
Our Convenient Fragrance Subscription Option For Non-Stop Ambiance

Spectacular Gifts For Those Warm Weather Occasions

Our diffusion solutions make great gifts too! So, why not knock off a few more to-do’s and stock up on candles and room sprays for those last-minute birthday, wedding, and housewarming party invites. Or surprise someone special with a brand new diffusion machine and fragrance subscription.

Ready To Place Your Order?

We invite you to browse through our curated collection of luxury home fragrances and choose the perfect spring scents for your home. Redecorate, reinvigorate, and freshen up your spaces this season. At Aroma Retail, we make it easy to transform any space with fresh start fragrances and elegant diffusion options. Place your order with us today.

Let Aroma Retail help you make the most of what remains of the chilly winter months with vibrant, energizing quality fragrancing solutions for your home. With a broad selection of luxury oils and convenient scenting solutions for every room in the house, we make letting a little more light in a breeze.

Where Did The Sun Go?

After the fun of the holidays, cold days and long nights can make the winter season seem to drag. The early moonrise turns from a novelty to an inconvenience and makes us all feel a little more drained earlier in the day. That doesn’t have to be the case. Stepping into your front room can reinvigorate you when you choose the right quality fragrancing solution.

Switching Things Up With Scent

At aroma retail, we carry fragrance oils perfect for any season, including winter’s end. A light, bright, clean, fresh scent might be just the room enhancer you’re looking for on those cloudy, windy days or nights. Just because the weather is a little gloomy, it doesn’t mean you have to be.

Spread A Little Cheer Around

Tired of waking up when it’s still dark out? Think of it as an excuse to light a pretty, fragrant candle. Switch the brown scenery outside for a forest of green and growing things or bright and citrusy things. It’s so simple when you have the right scents on hand. Imagine surrounding yourself with fresh greens, apple, ginger lily, peppermint, eucalyptus, fir, cedar, citrus, and so much more.

From Our Resort Fragrance Collection:

Ritz Carlton’s Waterfall
Westin’s White Tea
Warwick Hotels’ Fresh White Tea
Nobu Hotel’s Lemon Ginger
Four Seasons Whistler’s Cedar Seduction
Aria at City Center’s Pink Grapefruit

From Our Seasonal Fragrance Collection:
Candy Cane Christmas
Winter Woods

From Our Places Fragrance Collection:

Eucalyptus Forest

A Little More Upbeat At Home, Work Or Play

Surround your tub with flickering hand-poured, soy wax candles. Scatter reed diffusers through the house. Keep a room spray by the entryway. Or, make things easy on yourself and set our Aroma Unit 101 to do the diffusing for you during the hours when you’re home and awake. There are so many quality fragrancing solutions to keep your home smelling merry and bright.

Need a last-minute gift or a way to uplift and focus at work? Keep a selection of our smaller diffusion options on hand. Our candles, reed diffusers, and home sprays all look and smell great wherever they find a home.

Why not stock up on fragrance oil refills and one of our convenient diffusion machines for the home or office? Each of the aromas in our online collection accompanies a clear description and is available in the diffusion option of your choice.

Ready To Gleam & Glow Despite The Snow?

Place your order with us at Aroma Retail for quality fragrancing solution and infuse a little more brilliance into even the darkest winter days with luxury home scents today. Keep the gray outside where it belongs. Your favorite spaces can always feel lively and bright when you shop with us.

Organic and Hypoallergenic Scents

Safe fragrance oils that do not have toxins or volatile compounds that trigger allergic reactions are both Organic and Hypoallergenic.  A lot of Essential Oils are Organic, but still, have allergens. Aroma Retail’s high-quality fragrance oils, formulated specifically for aroma diffusion, are not only organic but are also hypoallergenic because the volatile organic compounds that trigger allergic reactions are distilled out while maintaining the integrity of the fragrance molecules that we actually smell.  Let’s break down what Organic and Hypoallergenic mean so that we can have a better understanding of this. 

Understanding Organic - No synthetics

Organic materials are defined in modern chemistry as carbon-based compounds, originally derived from living organisms (not synthetic) but now include some specific lab-synthesized versions as well. Most are combinations of a few of the lightest elements, particularly hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen.  In simplest terms, Organic means that the material is relating to, or derived from living organisms.

Understanding Hypoallergenic - Fewer Allergens

Hypoallergenic means designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances, including volatile organic compounds (VOC’s).

Aroma Retail's Products - Fragrance Oils

Aroma Retail's products are Fragrance Oils, not Essential Oils. Essential Oils are a concentrated hydrophobic liquid that still contains volatile chemical compounds from plants. Essential oils are also known as volatile oils, ethereal oils, aetherolea, or simply as the oil of the plant from which they were extracted, such as oil of clove. Our Fragrance Oils (also known as Aroma Oils) are blended aroma compounds with natural essential oil derivatives with the allergens distilled out.  These oils are also blended with a natural and neutral carrier oil to increase the usable volume and project the Aroma extracted, such as oil of clove. Fragrance Oils or Aroma Oils are blended aroma compound or natural essential oil derivative that is coupled with a carrier oil to enhance and project the Aroma making them Organic and Hypoallergenic Scents.


When we smell fragrances sensing fragrance molecules, which are unique combinations of atoms that make each fragrance molecule unique.  Most allergic reactions to scents are caused by plant pollen, which is a powdery substance with functions similar to a reproductive cell to create and grow other plants.  Many pure Essential Oils contain pollen; our fragrance oils do not. Our fragrance oils extract the fragrance molecules from the natural ingredients and leave out all the allergens. Sometimes you might feel an allergic reaction to a scent with no allergens because you "remember" being allergic to that scent; however, no physical allergy is triggered.

At Aroma Retail we sell products that are good for you, good for the environment and good for your pets. Our products use safe ingredients, which means eliminating allergens and artificial dyes, animal products, parabens, and any other potentially toxic chemicals.  Our product standards are driven by our Core Values and In line with that philosophy, we only natural organic ingredients in our fragrances. The outcome? Clean, fresh and safe scents that are both Organic and Hypoallergenic.  Our blend of ingredients that make up each of our signature scents abide by our strict quality control standards and are CA Proposition 65 compliant and pet safe.

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Aroma Retail’s 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

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Spring is in the Air and the April Fragrance of the Month is Langham Hotel's Ginger Flower

April is in full swing, and spring seems to have finally arrived everywhere. Langham Hotel's Ginger Flower is our fragrance choice for the month of April. With its inspiring and fresh airy notes of Ginger, Citrus, Green Petals, Freesia, and Rose,  Langham's Ginger Flower infuses the air with new energy, freshness, and renewed optimism.  Slightly musky, with top notes of Aldehydes and Amber, Langham's Ginger Flower is the perfect aroma for the season.

So open the windows, get outside if you must, but if you are inside turn on your Aroma Diffuser Machine and let Spring come inside!

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Home scenting is a critical element in the design of a home, but scent is an accessory that’s often overlooked. However choosing a home fragrance is just as important as your choice in decor, lighting, and artwork. Scenting adds a sensory depth of character to your house – transforming the ambiance into an inviting and relaxing escape, making your house a home. Our range of resort and signature fragrances offer solutions for homes and apartments of all shapes and sizes.

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In the past years, home care fragrance products have been adjusting to consumer demands and have seen a variety of changes in dispensing technology and smells. From simple Plug-In aerosol air fresheners with simple fragrances to new digital fragrance technologies.  Aroma Retail's Aroma Diffusion Machine Home Unit 101 and new Professional Scenting Machine are the best options for your home. The Aroma Diffusion Machine Home Unit 101 offers whole-home coverage in a 2,000 square-foot house or apartment with an open floor plan, perfect for basements, game rooms, or workshops.  The Professional Scenting Machine For very large spaces as a free-standing diffuser or connected to your ventilation system, get whole-home coverage in up to 15,000 square feet. Both allow you to use the same fragrance oils and diffusion technology that the pros use in hotels, hospitals, stores, offices.

As the only sense directly linked to emotions and memories from childhood, the sense of smell is perhaps the single most important facet of a home’s aesthetic; bringing together all the design elements to create a complete experience for everyone who enters your home, and Aroma Retail's scent machines are the best options for scenting your home.

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Mondays stink, but they do not have to smell bad! They can smell like your favorite Scent!

You just had the best weekend: cooler mornings, nice meals outside, napping in the afternoon... But now it's Monday and you are back at work fighting the Monday blues and thinking of tools to improve your employees' mood and productivity. You don't have to look any further than our Fragrance page to find the perfect scent for your home.

Aromatherapy probably isn't the first tool you think of to help boost your productivity and grow your business, but maybe it should be. Smell is the strongest of the senses and is best able to influence brain activity. So Mondays may stink, but don't let them ruin your day.

Proof that Mondays stink

Two Cornell researchers measured mood over the course of a week by analyzing key words — yes, "sucks," "awesome" and 🙂 were among them — in two years' worth of tweets from 2.4 million people’s Twitter accounts. They found that throughout the world, weekends rock and Monday mornings are a downer.

"Scents that can Improve your Mood and Productivity." Read full article here

Let’s face it, they do. I can never pop out of bed Monday morning bright-eyed and bushy-tailed no matter how many oily face masks I put on the night before. I often have trouble falling asleep Sunday night because my body has grown accustomed to my late-night shenanigans throughout the weekend and is like “oh you want to call it an early night tonight? lol Meg”. Once I do fall asleep my sleep is shit because I am thinking about the million and one thing I am about to face tomorrow. I’m lolling because I usually wake up to my alarm mid dream on Monday mornings and that’s when you know your REM is beyond effed. I’m often confused and have to remind myself that it is a weekday and I can’t sleep in. Last night I had a dream I called out of work today and it was just beautiful. Morning alarm sounds. *shrieks*

So here is the thing, Mondays are always going to happen like we can’t just cancel them. However, we can make a few adjustments to make them suck less perhaps? First is identifying the problem. In this case, we need to identify why they suck so bad.

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.

About Aroma Retail

Aroma Retail’s whole-home scenting solutions and unique fragrance library will 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

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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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Like the Smell of Rain?  We recommend Asian Garden and Leaf Spring

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