Fragrance can be an invisible part of our personal style and have a powerful effect on how people see and remember us. In a world where we continue to stereotype gender, the perfume industry influences the ideas around how a man is supposed to smell. In the quest to define the male smell from a biological and cultural perspective, we ask several thought provoking questions:

Are there specific smells that make the male body smell different from the female? What does a group of male soldiers smell like when they come home from a mission? Which pheromones and chemicals produce the masculine smell? Would a person's scent change during a gender transition? And why does a mens dressing room have such a distinctive odeur? 

This edition of Odorama is curated by Frank Bloem.