There are certain smells that we are all drawn to …
For some it might be the smell of freshly cut grass, for others, it’s the wafting sent of freshly baked bread.
However, the researchers at the University of Oxford and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have determined that there is one smell that people all around the world are in love with, and has become the most popular scent of all.
Can you guess what is it?
That’s right! It’s Vanilla!
In a study, scientists tested out smells from all across the globe with a study group of 235 people. The group was asked to rank the smell from pleasant to unpleasant.
"We wanted to examine if people around the world have the same smell perception and like the same types of odour, or whether this is something that is culturally learned," said Dr Artin Arshamian, a researcher at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet.
"Traditionally it has been seen as cultural, but we can show that culture has very little to do with it.
"Cultures around the world rank different odours in a similar way no matter where they come from, but odour preferences have a personal - although not cultural - component.
"Personal preference can be due to learning but could also be a result of our genetic makeup."
The study also revealed what our least favourite scent is … stinky feet! No surprises there!