Mmmm, the smell of freshly cut grass. Like gasoline, cut grass is one of those odd, pungent smells that grows on people, probably because it's linked to warm weather and, hopefully, happy memories of being outside. But it turns out, the cause of the smell isn't nearly as pleasant. The scent is actually a sign of the plant in distress, and it's the side effect of some serious chemical reactions.
What Makes Fresh Cut Grass Smell?
Deep dive into the chemical compounds behind one of your favorite smells.
Written by Curiosity Staff December 2, 2016
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