ZWAARDEMAKER SMELL SYSTEM

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a system for categorizing scent qualities based upon a scheme initially cultivated by Carolus Linnaeus, a Swedish botanist. In accordance with this system, there are nine main odor properties: fragrant, alliaceous, ethereal, hircine, nauseous, empryeumatic, foul, aromatic, and ambrosiac. These traits mix together to generate the comprehensions of scents.

ZWAARDEMAKER SMELL SYSTEM: "The Zwaardemaker smell system emerged in the mid-1700's."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ZWAARDEMAKER SMELL SYSTEM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/zwaardemaker-smell-system/ (accessed September 30, 2022).

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