Our Amazing Sense of Smell

Our senses are amazing! A healthy human eye can register about 100 difference color shades which adds up to around a million combinations. Our taste buds can distinguish between sweet, bitter, sour, salty, meaty (umami), cool, and hot. But did you know our sense of smell might beat them all, allowing us to detect at least one trillion distinct scents!

Our Sense of Smell

The human nose has roughly 400 scent receptors. Scent molecules are released by substances around us all the time. These scents enter your nose and make their way up through your nasal cavity. Once they reach the top, they encounter millions of cilia, or tiny hairs. These are connected to sensory neurons that send signals to our brain to help identify the smell. 

Ignite Your Fifth Sense

Treat your senses to a visit at Urban Wick! We carry an extensive selection of 80+ premium fragrance oils for you to create a custom blend. With our trained scent designers' assistance, we will help you craft a combination of two to three oils to create a unique scent that is one of a kind.


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