I get that question all the time. Although it depends on the formula, there may be chemicals in fragrances and related products that have been determined to cause cancer in occupational environments or in laboratory animals. Excursions that allow you to make your way through a city. These immersive travel experiences ask you to follow your sense of smell.
Like smells, the way a house lights up can be the kind of small detail that will come back to haunt you after you move in.
Virtual tourswon't detect cracks in the wall, broken tiles and mirrors, scratched surfaces, faded walls and floors, or even old appliances that look good on the screen. Even if you run into virtual tours that include taking a look at the driveway, that's not enough to tell you what the neighborhood you'll be moving to will be like. And while the layout, design and amenities may be appealing, the smell of a house also determines the closing of a sale.
However, the arrival of 360° video in virtual reality could bring video guided tours back into the spotlight, since the added sense of presence can seem like a real journey. It's true that virtual tours won't reveal all the secrets a property can keep, but neither will in-person visits. Some real estate agents are responding to security concerns by conducting live virtual tours for their clients. More and more museums, hotels and fragrance experts are offering scent-based adventures to help travelers connect more deeply with destinations.
Experts are now striving to preserve and protect odors as intangible pieces of cultural heritage and invite travelers to experience how complex smells can tell stories about forgotten places, traditions and changing environments of nature. Despite the pandemic, with its lockdown restrictions and protective measures, many of us still intend to explore the market and buy a home. And while a virtual tour will show you what the inside of your future home looks like, it's a must to visit it in person. Likewise, odors that don't belong in a home include the smell of sewage, the smell of musty and the smell of a rotten egg, which could be signs of hidden hazards or potential problems.
Some of the most unpleasant smells in a home are trash, pet smells, mold, and cigarette smoke. The potential safety benefits of virtual visits cannot be overstated, especially during a pandemic, when any in-person activity involves some risk.