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I Lost My Sense of Smell

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Me, either, ESPECIALLY on someone's breath! Makes them smell like a dirty ash tray. Terrible addiction. I hate cigarettes! NOT cool! But to each her/his own....
    craverandscarlett craverandscarlett 66-70, M 2 hrs ago

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    Sometimes, it's how I feel. I am born a girl, but often feel like I should be a guy. I'm both genders. When I'm a girl I'm bisexual. When I'm a boy, I'm gay. (95% anyway) I feel...
    Nexhon Nexhon 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I belong to a country where unfortunately caste still is everything. Your love has no meaning if your castes are not the same, your commitment has no value if you don't belong to...
    dela123 dela123 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Straight to the point… I'm extremely bothered by the murders of the on-air reporter and the cameraman yesterday morning in Virginia. Alison Parker and Adam Ward died sadly...
    Noregrets5 Noregrets5 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    if I'm in a parking lot, like at a mall or Walmart, I can smell a cigarette from all the way across the other side....amazing I can even smell anything after growing up in a hotbox...
    Lee86d Lee86d 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know you need a shower when you get undressed and can smell your own balls.
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I searched through experiences and I think this makes the most sense to me though my parents are alive. My mom and dad did horrific things to me and I can't express the suffering...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    11 years ago, you smiled at me. You loved me. You trusted me. You were my secret. I was yours. I never expected your father to suspect. I never expected him to follow us. I...
    Maelia816 Maelia816 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well MAN anyway. When he smells good, and hugs me tight it is like sensory overload.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    22 year old male looking to be under a pair of smelly feet. Located in Florida and very eager >.<
    RoguePersona RoguePersona 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Never thought about it before but just realised I love the smell of horses. I grew up with 26 horses on a ranch and worked with them every day. My mare Star was my constant...
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    I like to smell Very dirty girls knickers
    Baileystar Baileystar 51-55, M Aug 20

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    Smelly girls pants turn me on I have to ****
    batt1002 batt1002 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Someone said there are 2 types of people in the world. Those who are lost and do not deny it, and those who are lost but deny it to themselves and everyone else His point was that...
    frankiegee frankiegee 46-50, M Aug 19

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    My Christopher, my soulmate, passed away of brain cancer. He had it for 10 years and lived in incredible life until his final year. I took a year off from work to care for him...
    Mary2004 Mary2004 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Common sense, she gets it.. it's common. Maybe that means that most people have it, but she's not even sure what it is. she understands things like not drinking cleaning chemicals...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    Hello I'm 14! who wants to smell, lick, and worship my teen feet? message me if you wanna chat :-)
    Boyfeet14 Boyfeet14 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    When a man smells SO damn good that you can't help but suddenly wrap your arms around him tightly and don't let go. That is the best.
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    who want to smell and worship my feet? :-) message me if u wanna chat!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I love the smell around a guys head especially if he recently wee'd
    jaimeedl jaimeedl 36-40, M Aug 17

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    I love to smell my own and guys I'm with, the aroma drives me wild
    jaimeedl jaimeedl 36-40, M Aug 17

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    I miss that smell. Plus nice bookmarks that i cant find them anymore in the stores...
    sommersjo sommersjo 36-40, F Aug 16

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    (Excuse my really lame edit, I just wanted to include more than one thing from the book) I bought this beauty today from a second hand book sale at a festival I was visiting...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I just eat chicken mash potatoes and stuffing any girls wanna smell my gass
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16

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    it smells good!!! great aroma!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 16

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    I really like the smell of the rain.
    Noha4 Noha4 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    yeah I love that smell especially when like your girl is well maintenance down south it the best smel/ you could ever wit witness haha!! love ot
    dldamonmink dldamonmink 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    I would love to smell a girls worn panties, the thought drives me mad! Lol
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 14

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    Why doesn't everyone have common sense? Well it's not that everyone doesn't have a common "sense" about things...it's just that fear keeps certain people from the practice of...
    Jimbobclacy Jimbobclacy 36-40, M Aug 14

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    i consider myself lost but seeing new perspectives at every turn. im currently drunk and cleaning. i don't know why i get drunk and clean, but bartenders seem to love it. my...
    musikid48 musikid48 22-25, M Aug 13

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    smells like clean cut grass, smells like fresh dirt and earthworms. no exhaust smells, no sour smell. just wet and green and clean
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13

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    I Have Lost My Personality And Sense Of Humor And It Is Ruining My Life. For the past year i feel as though my life has been tumbling down a hill with an endless slope. In the past...
    Yappogi Yappogi 13-15, M Aug 13

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    Sometimes the smell is better than the taste
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    my friend and i were roommate in our dormitory. i always in love for his feet.one day we start to play football. David was a good player also he has a beautiful face and nice big...
    goal9880 goal9880 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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