The science of "new baby smell"

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  1. Seki

    I never, ever could smell 'baby smell' on other people's babies. I only discovered it when I had my daughter and it is very intense, as if her whole head is one of those air fresheners that spray every few minutes. It's lovely; a hard-to-define mix of the scent right before it rains, vanilla and something a bit like ripe strawberries. It's not just true for new babies though. She's 3 and I still smell it, though it waxes and wanes more now.

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