In a recent blog entitled the power of smell we explored how smells in public spaces and bathrooms affect people’s impressions. I was surprised to learn that in the research conducted, people noticed general cleanliness first and that 46% of people in the UK study noticed smell first. The study also concluded that 1 in 4 people surveyed refused to use a public bathroom in a shopping mall because of smell and that two thirds would probably speed up their visit due to malodour.
I think it is evident that scent is a powerful determining factor in our opinion of an environment. This got me thinking about how, during our formative years, we establish what clean means to us as individuals and what the visual or emotional queues are that drive that decision. What are the influencing factors that drive your perception of clean?
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