I Have a Dreadfully Strong Sense of Smell

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    A Blessing And A Curse

    I have a very perceptive and strong sense of smell. The blessing is that I can sense food going bad very early. The curse? Parmesan cheese smells like a stink bomb of the strongest type. I walk into an Italian restaurant and sometimes I have to walk right out, depending on...
    IBnrgetic IBnrgetic
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    I can smell people's personal sent.

    I smell everything. There are some scents from people I can't stand and others I find pleasing.
    Manicminx Manicminx
    31-35, F
    Jun 11, 2015

    I Have Superman's Sense Of Smell (is It A Blessing Or A Curse)

    I can smell everything that others can't, I can also tell what objects belong to who by smell. One of the worse things is I can smell when people have plaque, yes folks I call it plaque breathe, it is making me nuts. Another problem with this is, I work in a hospital. I went to...
    NatalieRose7575 NatalieRose7575
    3 Responses Apr 5, 2012


    I was happy to know there are others out there with an acute sense of smell. Although it can be a nuisance I was able to smell cancer on my dad and for that I am grateful! His cancer was detected early enough for treatment.
    Scenapet Scenapet
    1 Response Aug 11, 2012

    I Have Control

    I have a strong sense Of smell when I want it on the way to school I can tell whatwe are having for breakfast at school when I am outside ANSI can use my sense of hearing to pinpoint where somthing
    Purebrednewfie Purebrednewfie
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 3, 2012

    4 And Half Sense

    It's so awesome to finally read these stories. My brother and I both have this curse! I DO NOT consider it a blessing.. I smell blood, infection before puss .. ESP plague, food before it's bad, woman cycling, seasons changing prior to any possible notification, food from...
    Brookeannishere Brookeannishere
    36-40, F
    Aug 21, 2012

    Expert Nose

    Like others in the group, I have a very strong sense of smell, and can spot ingredients in food, food going bad before anyone else does.. Does anyone know of locations in Europe where I can have formal tests to confirm the above, and how can I use it...
    Alaadino Alaadino
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2009

    Just Call Me Dog Nose.

    I will admit, I am the girl who sniffs around and says "something stinks in here".  I am not at all being snooty or stuck up or prissy when I say it. I can smell things that most people can barely detect.  Smells that are strong to other people usually...
    Zassa Zassa
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 15, 2008

    Maybe I Was A Bloodhound In A Past Life?

    I have a snoot that can smell things from a long ways off. Or, I can smell other people's houses and someone else may not smell the inside of someone's house. My older sister could smell turnips too from getting out of the schoolbus from 1/3 block away! So, maybe this is a...
    jmintuck jmintuck
    2 Responses May 16, 2011

    I Have The Nose Of A Bloodhound

    My supersnoot as my husband calls it can be very annoying to other people and to myself also, but I have found that it has saved us thousands of dollars in damages over the years. I will give you the short version of some of my experiences. I have found 4 water leaks in my...
    1Greek 1Greek
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Feb 21, 2010
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