It is plain biological, according to a new insight, which has revealed that women are capable of identifying garden scents better than men.
Almost every one of the 15 smells tested - including rose, lilac, freshly cut grass and compost - were more likely to be identified by the women in the survey of 2,000 people with creosote being the only smell recognised by equal numbers of men and women.
Apparently, age also improved the ability of respondents to identify the smells correctly, although this could have been due to experience.
"Women overall do slightly more gardening, but this doesn't explain the huge discrepancy in smell recognition and the reasons are likely to be biological," the Daily Mail quoted Gardeners' World magazine's editor Adam Pasco as saying.
"What is more culturally significant, and rather sad, is the drop off in the ability of the younger generation to identify the wonderful range of fragrances in the garden. Sadly it seems the younger generation are spending less time outdoors and therefore have less ability to detect different scents."
"However this can easily be retrained as its never too late to appreciate all the garden has to offer, so we are calling on the nation to switch off their screens, get outdoors and experience the wonderful scents of summer," he added.
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