Thursday, April 15, 2004 AD I Didn't Know There Was a Name for It Petrichor.
"From petro- (rock), from Greek petros (stone) + ichor (the fluid that is supposed to flow in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology). Coined by researchers I.J. Bear and R.G. Thomas." *
"It was named by two Australian researchers in an article in Nature in 1964, who discovered that the smell is an oily essence that comes from rocks or soil that are often (but not always) clay-based." * Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 4/15/2004 02:03:00 PM
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