A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & Technology, and short listed for the Royal Society Science Book Prize, Avery Gilbert's What the Nose Knows has garnered high praise from critics and bloggers alike. Newsweek called it "an entertaining romp through the science of smell," and artisan perfumer Anya McCoy said "it is written in a breezy, unaffected style . . . crackling with humor and intellect."