Identification of potent agonists of odorant receptors (ORs), a major class of Gprotein-coupled receptors, remains challenging due to complex receptor-ligand interactions. ORs are present in both olfactory and non-chemosensory tissues, indicating roles beyond odor detection that may include modulating physiological functions in non-olfactory tissues. Selective and potent agonists specific for particular ORs can be used to investigate physiological functions of ORs in non-chemosensory tissues. In this study, we designed and synthesized novel synthetic dehydroacetic acid analogues as agonists of odorant receptor 895 (Olfr895) expressed in bladder. Among the synthesized analogues, (E)-3-((E)-1-hydroxy-3-(piperidin-1-yl)allylidene)-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2,4(3H)-dione (10) exhibited extremely high agonistic activity for Olfr895 in Dual-Glo luciferase reporter (EC50=9nm), Ca2+ imaging, and chemotactic migration assays. Molecular docking and site-directed mutagenesis studies suggested that a combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic interactions is central to the selective and specific binding of 10 to Olfr895. The design of agonists armed with both hydrophilic and hydrophobic portions could therefore lead to highly potent and selective ligands for ectopic ORs.