Why Petrichor?


It is the scent of dust after rain: clean, calming, familiar. Petrichor is the simple result of combining electrons; bonds created and broken and revealing all the joyous memories of puddle-stomping and rainbows. Chemistry reveals the mysterious and opens our human eyes to the workings of the universe. Petrichor is the scent of a thousand summer afternoons, geosmin is the molecule that engages our brains, and chemistry is the vehicle of comprehension.