According to new research by the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, the aroma of pink grapefruit can make a woman look six years younger than she really is.
Researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch theorizes the scent may change the lookers perception of age because it evokes nostalgic memories of childhood breakfasts at home.
From a more scientific standpoint, the smell may stimulate the part of the brain that uses the senses to determine age.
There are some limitations to the research. Dr. Hirsch says the test subjects were all from the Chicago area, so its possible that people in other regions may find other scents more age-reducing like doughnuts or clam chowder.
Also, the scent-based facelifts wont work if older folks are doing the sniffing, because they have a weaker sense of smell.
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