Why do we love the smell of fall? (video)


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WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2020 — WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2020 — What does fall smell like across the U.S.? (Hint: It’s not just pumpkin spice.) And what’s the chemistry behind those smells and their ability to make us so happy?: https://youtu.be/I2a2nDLwSqQ.

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