..."But we are born with a deodorant in our hand: we have no chance to find out how to smell. America is famously deodorised, sanitised, and scent-camouflaged, all ‘for your protection’. But by doing that they remove so much important information...."
No telling how much better perfumes would be if that wasn't the case. The sanitized state that exploded in the mid-80's with things like Green Irish Tweed and Eternity is still going as strongly as ever. Hard to even walk through the average mall anymore.