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I Lost My Sense of Smell

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    As Far As I Know, I Never Had Mine...

    Just one more thing that spiraled me off on a course of being different and not fitting in from the very earliest of ages... ... but I guess if you are going to be missing a sense, this is the one to not have... most people just complain about smells anyway... Unlike with...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Mar 24, 2011

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    Doing Clothes Is Another Issue

    If something, anything, bad happened during this process and my clothes come out smelling nasty, how would I even know? Sometimes I tell myself that I'm going to find the first trustworthy person I can find at work and ask them if I stink, but I always forget to... The problem...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    I Can't Smell Sh!t.

    I don't know if I lost my sense of smell, or if I never had one to begin with. Either way, I can't smell a thing. In school, when someone farted in assembly I'd have to pretend I could smell it or people would think it was me. Nowadays when I tell people I can't smell...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 6 Responses Feb 11, 2008

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    Can Barely Smell Anything

    well over a year ago i almost completely lost my sense of smell. i can still taste food quite well, but I can only smell things if they are REALLY strong. like if i drive past a dead skunk on the road, or if something really strong is pretty much right under my nose. the other...
    valek valek 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2009

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    Smells Like...nothing

    I lost my sense of smell due to a head injury in Dec 2005.  I could not smell anything for a year and still only smell occasionally.  Very strong odors such as bathrooms are perceptible but not strong at all.  Barely noticeable. 
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 17 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    Growing Older

    I am now 40 years old. Some time ago, my sense of smell started to fade. I spoke to my doctor about it and he said it was part of growing, such as needing glasses, your hearing starting to decrease etc. I am now at the stage where I can no longer tell you individual smells, but...
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Feb 27, 2012

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    Phantom Smells

    Or olfactory hallucinations, whatever you call them, they suck!  I started to read this new book at the library about a woman who started to lose her sense of smell the same way I think I'm losing mine-- caused by an OTC nasal spray product starting with a Z.  This...
    mrmoo1231 mrmoo1231 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2010

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    lolilover3 lolilover3 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    The Neighbourhood is to quiet today think im going to go start the lawnmower up mwhahahah.... (laughs evily)I can smell that fresh grass now....
    nevercontent69 nevercontent69 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    most ofmy whole family smokes, including my mother, so its become something that comforts me. I don't personally smoke myself, and doubt I ever will, but the smell brings me home.
    nicolieflowergirlie nicolieflowergirlie 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    best smell ever.....brings back great summer memories.....
    SierraSeptember86 SierraSeptember86 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    * A disease known is half cured. * A drowing man will catch at astraw. * If something moves and is green=Biology; If something smells bad=Chemistry; If something doesn't function...
    be2u be2u 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I don't want to do this but I want to be the guy to force a girl to smell it. Sniff that manly scent baby girl..
    HesHandsome HesHandsome 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Ok. So I have run 24 miles over the past week and walked at least that much. Thus I have lost a little weight and part of an inch from the waist (down to 36 1/4" when fully...
    silmarilion123 silmarilion123 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I work away alot and always have to share a room with a chain smoker. He has no idea how bad he smells
    Ourorborus Ourorborus 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I saw some candle fragrances at the mall claiming to have captured the smell but it wasn't even close.
    JamieWalks JamieWalks 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The smell and sound of rain are very calming to me.
    BehindTheseEyes14 BehindTheseEyes14 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    When I was a child, my dad took me along to his social club, and next door was an old large church converted into a second hand bookshop. When I was bored my dad would give me some...
    Pegasus1980 Pegasus1980 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I love to read. so I love books in general. Old books have that dusty smell to them that always reminds me of my Grandpas.
    BaiiBoo BaiiBoo 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Library lost power. Fancy library. Parking lot is solar. But still a power outage. Me asks if solar goes to city. And if city charges them for power. Lol.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I used to volunteer at the local library and I used to help put the books away and stuff. I really enjoy looking at books from the 70s and ****. It's rad, the smell is gross, but...
    dragonlover66 dragonlover66 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's raining right now and I don't know how to describe the smell I just love the smell of rain on a summer day
    restlessghost restlessghost 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    Who doesn't love the smell of fresh salty breezes or the aroma of stinging water sprayed from the rapids on fresh water.
    kayakescape kayakescape 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    And my wife knows I do! Here's a pics of a couple pairs I have right now, and her putting on the pink ones before I got them.... She leaves them under my pillow with the...
    SamandLynda SamandLynda 46-50, M 13 Responses Jul 25

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    nothing is better than to smell the beans of lavazza coffee my machine needs beans http://www.lavazza.fr/fr/at-home/blends/filtres-arabica/espresso-italiano-selezione.html
    volute volute 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    She's seen a few of my tears. Sometimes she looks at me and I can just tell that she senses my pain. She never judges me, she just rolls over beside me as close as possible and...
    Onebellaheart Onebellaheart 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I lose friends..my friends online..most (if not all) of them I guess. How do I say this.. I always knew that people change, that both the way we view them and the way they view us...
    Junderbalt Junderbalt 18-21, M Jul 22

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    I want to smell your pan tees while u give me a foot job
    sikphuq sikphuq 31-35, M Jul 21

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    I have a very weird sense of humour yet totally random, sometimes I get people thinking "WTF" and they end up laughing. I have no limits when it comes to my sense of humour, I find...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Jul 21

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    A year ago, my good friend of 7 years committed suicide at age 14. This was a great shock to all family and friends as this young boy was always happy and bubbly. we had great...
    Megxx Megxx 16-17, F Jul 20

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    What a lovely smell. I love walking past shops where freshly roasted coffee beans are sold. Smells gorgeous
    michaellaxcd michaellaxcd 56-60, M Jul 20

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    no I don't usually smell of urine I always smell. like pee the only time I don't smell of pee is when I bath or shower a couple hours later I still smell like pee so yeah I smell...
    afterthedead afterthedead 56-60, M Jul 20

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    Yesssssssssssss I hate smelling bad. 😖
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Outside what I once called reality is bleak and gloomy; I see woods of thick dead trees, a night sky devoid of stars, and the grass is ugly and stagnant. The only light here in...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 Jul 18

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    My neighbour is cutting his grass and the smell is divine. I wish I could buy that smell in a spray, I'd use it everyday :)
    seyelence seyelence 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Afternoon thunderstorms have me smiling. I am sitting here with the windows open enjoying the smell of the rain that is floating in on the breeze. What a great way to end a busy...
    Renomike Renomike 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    I don't drink coffee, but I love the smell of it while it's brewing. I also love the sounds of the coffee maker.
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 15

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    I have asthma and eczema so being surrounded by cigarette smoke is not a good thing. Even if I did not have these medical problems, I still hate the smell. It makes me sick to my...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    I used to sense the "soul" or "spirit" of the place. Not that much anymore. I guess with age we absorb less and less information and less excitement, which is a natural process. Or...
    EnergyPlace EnergyPlace 46-50 Jul 15

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    Ah, to be lost in a world of books. I would not be trying to find my way home.
    macyjoy macyjoy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    Sometimes we just need to remember the little things that just make you sigh with happiness, like a cute stranger smiling at you, or hugging someone who is tall and smells nice, or...
    Wowzersgeewilly Wowzersgeewilly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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