the beginning of the article claims that all human senses can be fooled. I’ve yet to expirence an illusion of taste/smell. i.e. something salty tasting sweet. it may follow that consumption is the ‘truest’ of human expirences… [sic] Andrew
The only example that I could find on PubMed suggests that we experience taste in areas of the mouth without taste receptors, because we are fooled by the touch sensations of the food in our mouths. I could find no similar ‘smell illusions’.
If anyone knows of any examples of taste or smell illusions I’d be very interested to hear about them.
UPDATE: There’s some great answers on the comments page. Keep ’em coming. Thanks!