Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Olfactory work results

Without further ado, I present you with the results of the Yale study I posted about last month.

The 20 Most Recognizable Smells in the US

1. Coffee
2. Peanut butter
3. Vicks VapoRub
4. Chocolate
5. Wintergreen oil
6. Baby powder
7. Cigarette butts
8. Mothballs
9. Dry cat food
10. Beer
11. Ivory bar soap
12. Juicy Fruit gum
13. Orange
14. Cinnamon
15. Lemon
16. Tuna
17. Banana
18. Crayons
19. Cheese
20. Bleach

3 comments:

Aaron said...

They left out shit. Everybody knows what that smells like...

Aaron said...

And cheese comes in at 19th?! Whats with that?

Colonel Gentleman said...

I'm surprised gasoline didn't crack the top twomp. I would definitely recognize gas before I'd recognize dry cat food...of course, I don't have a cat.

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