Your Cat Smells Good. What Does That Mean?

An owner touching her cat's nose with hers.

If you were to breathe in your cat’s scent, would you be able to describe it? Most cats simply smell like themselves (can “fluffy” be used to describe a smell?), but it’s not uncommon for some felines to give off highly specific scents. We’ve heard owners describe their cats as “cinnamony,” “perfumey,” and just all around “delicious.” This could just be one more example of the profound appreciation some owners have for their cats, but could there be a scientific explanation for why a cat smells good?