Google Nose – is this a new product that you need to pay attention too?

smelling is believing
Google Nose

Smelling is believing.  Google Nose is in Beta mode.  Could this be the hottest new product Google has ever launched?

So my Google home page says “New! What’s that smell? Find out with Google Nose

I decided to go ahead and check it out since i’m very curious in nature.  This is just what I do when there is a new product online.  When things are new it’s best to be in the forefront especially if it has potential of being huge.  This is where you get the advantage of being an early adopter. Being the first means that you have an opportunity to more than others. Nothing like being a part of something since the conception.

So lets check it out.

Visiting the Google Nose Home Page you get this description

The new scentsation in search

  • Coming to your senses: go beyond type, talk, and touch for a new notation of sensation.
  • Your internet sommelier: expertly curated Knowledge Panels pair images, descriptions, and aromas.
  • Take a whiff: the Google Aromabase – 15M+ scentibytes.
  • Don’t ask, don’t smell: For when you’re wary of your query – SafeSearch included.

Then you get an example here

wet dog smell
what a dog smells like per google nose


So i gave it a try  and entered “The Beach”


google nose results of the Beach
google nose results of the Beach


I Hit the Smell Button

the beach smell

Bring your Nose to the Screen?  Seriously?  So I hit the Start Smelling button

End results?  Well nothing happened so I went to the Help page

Need Help?

If you are experiencing problems with Google NoseBETA, please note the following:

  • “418: Scent transfer protocol error” indicates system congestion; please try again later.

  • Due to technological constraints, not all smells are compatible with all devices.

  • Refrain from licking or biting your screen.

  • Try upgrading to a modern browser, such as Google Chrome.

  • It is April Fools’ Day.


It was a big April Fool’s Joke.   LOL.    Go ahead play this joke to your friends.




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