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Odour

Fragrances determine our lives, as the well-known gastronomy and wine expert Guy Bonnefoit writes in his book "Fascination Wine & Aromas": Human skin has a surface area of around two square metres and has up to 300 odour components. The odours also change depending on our physical condition and state of mind. A dog can distinguish precisely between people who are well-disposed towards it and those who are fearful. Every mood or state of mind has its own odour - so you can also smell the "happy" state. An experienced country doctor reports that he is able to recognise certain illnesses when he enters a sick room. Every illness develops its own typical "odour". Diabetes smells fruity, diphtheria sweet, typhoid fever like baked bread and gout like a lion's cage or pet shop.

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