The Monell-Rowan Collaboration

The Monell Center and academic affiliate Rowan University partnered on a sensory exploration and public engagement project at the 2021 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Philadelphia Flower Show. This year, Monell and Rowan return to the Flower Show with SMELL FAN, a handheld fan and a botanical fragrance field guide!

Still, a Rose Is Not a Rose to Everyone

Even with a botanical fragrance field guide, we all live in our own sensory worlds. Monell’s Joel Mainland has shown that up to 30 percent of our smell receptors differ from others’ due to genetic variation.

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