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2011-03-10 07:45:00

New research says that people who make a high-class living smelling perfumes and wines are not born with an exceptional sense of smell but acquire it with many years of sniffing. French researchers conducted experiments using both novice and veteran perfume makers. They found that the ability to detect and identify thousands of different odors depends mainly on how much training each individual had. "To be a 'nose' you have to practice, just as a pianist plays his scales," said Jean-Pierre...