Published online Sep 20, 2018. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v8.i3.105
Peer-review started: March 8, 2018
First decision: March 30, 2018
Revised: April 11, 2018
Accepted: May 30, 2018
Article in press: May 30, 2018
Published online: September 20, 2018
Core tip: Patients with obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) often refer to a prompt mood improvement upon encountering good scents in general, or fresh laundry borax on their clothes, pillows or home settings. The Authors propose the new term psychic euosmia in the mean of an overstated psychological predisposition for a real pleasant smell that elicits an immediate sense of pleasure, order and calm. Detecting psychic euosmia might vicariously confirm the relevance of disgust as a cognitive driver of OCPD. Hereby we support research to characterize psychic euosmia as a feature of orderliness and cleanliness for OCPD.