Ideas | Sep 24, 2013 | 53:59

The Seduction of Scent

Scent has been used for millennia to enhance sexual attraction and mask body odour. Cindy Bisaillon examines the psychology and neurology of smell and the fine line between scented sophistication and our own primal animal musk.

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