Fragrance expert: “The loss of the sense of smell is a catastrophe”

Rotten eggs, worn sports socks or the subway on a hot summer’s day – one would like to ignore so many odor. But enduring a little stench is better than not smelling anything. The sense of smell influences interpersonal relationships, concentration or relaxation and can protect against danger and poor nutrition. However, many do not notice the loss of the sense of smell because it often slowly disappears. This is different in the case of accidents or corona infections, where this happens all of a sudden. A kind of physiotherapy for the nose can be done to restore the olfactory ability as quickly and completely as possible. Perfumer Marie Le Febvre and Alexander Urban from Urban Scents in Berlin explain how this works and what the pandemic means for the sense of smell.

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