The smell of white – mixtures of many distinct scents end up smelling the same by +Ed Yong 

You've heard of white noise and white...color. Now, white scent:
Meet Laurax, a not-very-bold, not-that-exciting new fragrance. According to a panel of sniffers, it’s neither appealing nor revolting. It’s “intermediately pleasant”. People almost trip over themselves to describe it in non-descript terms—“fragrant”, “chemical” and “perfumery”.
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