The intensity of light varies as the inverse square of distance, since the light you see from an object is spread across a sphere which has area proportional to the square of distance (= radius of the sphere).
I've wondered if there is a similar power law for scent. I'm sure that other factors (wind, etc.) dominate in practice, but suppose one is in an volume with still (up to thermal vibrations), initially homogeneous air, when at time $t_0$ an unmoving spherical source produces a fixed (small) amount of a volatile chemical per unit time uniformly across its surface which evaporates as quickly as it is produced. (At $t_0$ the concentration of the chemical is 0 except on the source.) I'm interested in the asymptotic behavior of the concentration at a certain distance $d$ which is small compared to the enclosing volume of still air. For whatever reason I can't convince myself whether it should follow a similar behavior or if the persistence of the chemical makes a difference.