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The Truth of Scent – Yao Chi, Kevin Xiao

The Truth of Scent is a detective drama directed by Wang Kai, led by  Yao Chi, Kevin Xiao Kaizhong, and Gong Wanyi, co-starring Jia Ze, Cui Yuxin, Cheng Qimeng, Wang Yunzhi, Wang Zexuan, and Yang Minyong

This drama is based on a comic of the same name.

In the early years of the Republic of China, a young girl with supernatural powers, Wen Xiang, the best detective Wang Ya and the genius magician Mo Xi work together to solve strange cases. They practice justice and pursue the light step by step, and finally maintain the stability of the society.


The Truth of Scent

English Title: The Truth of Scent
Chinese Title: 闻香探案录
Other Titles: Wen Xiang Tan An Lu
Genre: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Tag: Chinese Republican Era, Investigation, Murder, Violence, Revenge, Strong Female Lead
Episodes: 24
Duration: 35 min.
Director: Wang Kai
Writer: Yuan Shuai, Li Yan , Hu Chengze
Producer: Li Li, Gu Hao
Product Company: Zhejiang Films&TV Group
Released Date: 2023-09-28
Broadcast Website: iQIYI



Wen Xiang is a young girl who just suffered a tragic family murder case. She has special powers. She meets a degenerate detective, Wang Ya.

They help a magician, Mo Xe, who is involved in a murder case, to clear his name, and together they start the Wen Xiang Detective Agency.

The three of them unravel the "fog" and solve a number of strange cases, but they also gradually "smell" the big boss "Nameless" behind the cases.


  • 2023-09-29 04:52:52

    Yao Chi, Kevin Xiao, Gong Wanyi Team Up to Solve Cases

    "The Truth of Scent" is set against the backdrop of Shanghai during the Republic of China era, depicting a city that is both charming and filled with crisis. The cases in the series involve various social classes and groups of characters, ranging from aristocrats to commoners, businessmen to artists, and from gangs to the police, each with their own stories and secrets.

    The most significant highlight of the series is the protagonist's olfactory talent. She can discern the origin, nature, and time of objects by smelling them, thus uncovering clues and evidence. Moreover, she can perceive people's emotions and psychological states through scents, providing insights into human nature and motivations. Her sense of smell is not just a detective tool but also an artistic and emotional expression.

    "The Truth of Scent" not only boasts an exciting plot and innovative premise but also features an excellent cast. Yao Chi plays Mo Xi, a mysterious and humorous magician who assists the detective agency with his magic and lightens the atmosphere with his wit. Xiao Kai Zhong portrays Wang Ya, a once glorious but later fallen detective turned tabloid journalist, who guides the protagonist and Mo Xi with his wisdom and experience and protects them with his sense of justice and bravery. Gong Wanyi plays Wen Xiang, a naive yet strong-willed girl who uses her sense of smell to solve cases and infects those around her with her kindness and enthusiasm.

    "The Truth of Scent" is a magical web series that allows you to solve cases through the sense of smell. It not only incorporates elements of suspense and excitement but also exudes a warm and humorous atmosphere. Watching it, you can not only enjoy the thrill of detective work but also feel the warmth of human nature. If you enjoy this type of web series, then "The Truth of Scent" is definitely not to be missed.

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