a lessening in olfactory sensitivity following arousal of the sense of scent. This transitory phenomenon is gauged by escalations in odor thresholds and claimed decreases in odor magnitudes.

OLFACTORY ADAPTATION: "Olfactory adaptation is the reason one can no longer smell their perfume or cologne on their self after a period of about ten minutes."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OLFACTORY ADAPTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/olfactory-adaptation/ (accessed November 19, 2020).