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mollusque commented on the word synosmic
An appropriate name for such an effect, in which two or more flavor compounds together give a completely different flavor sensation, is a "synosmic effect".
--George Charalambous and Ira Katz, 1976, Phenolic, Sulfur, and Nitrogen Compounds in Food Flavors: a Symposium, p. 106
May 27, 2011
sionnach commented on the word synosmic
And if the resulting flavour is so out-of-this-world deliciously yummy that it's a guilty pleasure, you could call it syncosmic.
My cousin, the black sheep of the family, was caught up in a bit of an embezzlement imbroglio at work and had to emigrate to Australia to escape the wrath of the authorities. Now we refer to him as Sin-Oz-Mick.
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