When Your Skin Smells Sandalwood Oil, It Heals Itself %u2014 NOVA Next | PBS
- your skin has the ability to smell, just not in the way we normally think of. Instead, certain odorants target â€śsmellingâ€ť receptors in the skin, which prompt the healing process. Of course, just as one nose is different from another, so are the scent receptors in our skin. One personâ€™s genetics might predispose them to greater olfactory sensitivity than anotherâ€™s.