Petrichor

October 13, 2008 at 9:56 pm (Discoveries)

It’s a term coined by two Australian researchers, Bear and Thomas. It means the smell of the earth after it rains.

It’s a smell that comes from oils certain plants release that react with the rainwater

The human nose is particularly intune with this scent. Some animals can detect magnetic pulls, some can see farther than we could ever dream of, but humans? Humans can smell the earth after it rains.

It’s as if we were designed to be the makers of poetry.

Petrichor

Geosmin

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