olfactory perception


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Noun1.olfactory perception - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous formolfactory perception - the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
aesthesis, esthesis, sensation, sense datum, sense experience, sense impression - an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch"
scent - an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced
fragrance, perfume, scent, aroma - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
fetor, foetor, malodor, malodour, reek, stench, stink, mephitis - a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
acridity - having an acrid smell
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Gently weaving her way through early Christian descriptions of pleasing heavenly Odors and the stench of moral and physical decay, Harvey reveals for her reader the significant role that olfactory perception played in early Christians' understanding and construction of their world.