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I Lost My Sense of Smell

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I remember things or it seems they remember me. They never let me forget them. The ghosts of shame still haunting me, maybe rightfully so. Falling asleep in my clothes and waking...
    joecell joecell 46-50, M Sep 9

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    Hi at the moment I don't live life. I feel like I wasted a lot of time doing crazy things, that are good for telling a story but not for your resume. At the moment nothing really...
    freebirdOz freebirdOz 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Yes, again. I know I'm not on this very frequently. I see this as my secret little place to vent out and say how I feel. Anyway as few of you may know, I lost my father last year...
    Kratie Kratie 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Lost salvation, my senses are changing... Hey everyone. Please excuse my bad english since i am not a native speaker. I lost my salvation one month ago and I don't have to tell...
    fabigi fabigi 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 24

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    It really sucks losing your opposite sex parent. Guys don't fair well without mom girls without dad. I lost my mom at age 2-3. She was run over by a drunk driver. What made it...
    SadDumbBlind SadDumbBlind 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    Good it's almost addicting! I don't know why the smell is so perfect! Ya know what also smells good: Old car AC units being turned on after a long period of non use. Like...the...
    Bowviokey Bowviokey 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    I lost my beautiful cat Scampy two days ago. We had 18 years together and we're never far from each other, especially in the last 6 years or so. I have had other cats but none I...
    CharlieScampy CharlieScampy 41-45, M Aug 23

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    It's not sexual, don't get the wrong idea. I have no idea why but some brands I guess I like the smell of. Others smell just gross. I hate smoking it's self because it has killed...
    omutsukimi omutsukimi 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    Stephanzt506 Stephanzt506 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Every day when I go to work, I encounter at least 1 person with horrible breath and/or BO. I work with a lot of Africans (meaning from Africa) as well as other foreigners and if...
    Shitchiclets Shitchiclets 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    I've been married for 20yrs kids just about grown up. I take care of everyone hand and foot. My husband works a lot but never makes plans it always me. We have not been intimate in...
    kyle05 kyle05 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I love the smell of petrol Call me weird or whatever but whenever I'm at the petrol station I just love the smell! I know the fumes are bad for you... But I can't help but...
    SimplyBeingMe94 SimplyBeingMe94 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Technically it is not the rain you smell, but it is the minute particles of dust and dirt being thrown into the air as the elliptically shaped briolettes crash to the ground. I...
    iwantacar98 iwantacar98 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Dirkhxm2260 Dirkhxm2260 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Don't follow me, I'm lost too.
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 8 Responses Aug 20

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    I had this friend for several years whom I loved dearly. We had our falling outs but always came together again like new. Our last falling out was literally our last and she hurt...
    enlightenyoursoul enlightenyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    The other day after something happened I decided to take a nice stroll in rain through cut grass, just to miles because I pretend not to have time, though I'm not sure what really...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Aug 26

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    Possessing walked within the elaborate, unpacked and usually both of those soaked up the excellent suite we had, we chose to dine in at the vacation resort as we ended up worn out...
    Ardellaeh Ardellaeh 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    I have a new diet idea. Start carrying a midget around, strapped to your back. After a week, throw it off a bridge. Whoo! I just lost 80 pounds!
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 28

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    Idk why but the smell of gasoline just smells good to me.
    ThaQueen1 ThaQueen1 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Ya it's not a smell I like smelling.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 5

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    There's really more than I can explain to my story; some may think my story is no where near as much of a struggle as theirs. I guess a summary would suffice: I turned 21 a month...
    caringformyself caringformyself 18-21 1 Response Sep 5

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    You might really tell he realized just what exactly he was talking about and he realized what was perfect for my body. The Procedure went very well and my boobs now (2 months post...
    Joshua603b4zn8 Joshua603b4zn8 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    i love passing by people who smell good , when i miss someone i love i miss the way he/she smell!!
    lulutaa lulutaa 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I told one of my friends something really personal about me. Something I never really told anyone. I told him I may be transgender FTM and I'm thinking of taking hormones. At this...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Though I was a chain smoker at a point of time in my life, today I can't stand the smell of it while standing near a smoker after his puff. At the same time I love to breath the...
    vin123123 vin123123 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    When I shower I use yummy smelling body wash and then when I finish follow up with yummy smelling lotion, and perfume.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Do you love the good smell of rain? If so, you're not alone. In fact, some scientists believe that people inherited their affection for the scent of rain from ancestors who relied...
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have patients that come into my office that smell like cigarettes or are just such heavy smokers that they smell like they've been rolling around in an ashtray and I always...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I Used To Write A Lot Of Novels. Listen To Good Music. Read. Make Stories In My Head. And Now.... I DO Nothing! I Sit And Eat! I Cant't Write Anymore! I Don't Know Where To Start...
    EverMoree EverMoree 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Plus I have asthma, so every time someone smokes near me or something I just go or cover my nose, but seriously though who likes the smell of the cigarette smoke? It smells really...
    Keyyuhn Keyyuhn 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Societies ****** me up so badly, that anything I want to do that doesn't include a cap and gown, a degree, a title, a perfect life, makes me feel like ****. As I walk down the...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Not in a sexual way, just that crisp, perfumed smell of a guy in a suit. Smells great when you're stuck on a dirty train, or frequenting a poorly renovated pub.
    lowfrequencyorganism lowfrequencyorganism 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I can tell when a bad spirit is by me and/or a good one Like I can sense my guardian angles I can sense if people are bad or good or having a bad or good day I can sense...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I like talking to others with the same sense of humor. Sparking off one another with the oddest comments but still making some kind of twisted sense. I don't judge books or people...
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    It smells soooo good :P <3
    tm0801 tm0801 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    My grandma makes it every morning & I really do love the smell of it ... But far as drinking it .. That's a no no !
    Renee208 Renee208 16-17, F Aug 21

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    This is such a turn on when a woman work's hard at work all day and her high heels are smelly and sweaty mmm
    Renayde92 Renayde92 22-25, M Aug 26

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    I would smell them but I'm allergic to dust, I'll just stick with reading lol.
    Novemberman Novemberman 22-25, M Aug 27

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    I am a former smoker. I don't like the smell of smoke just because it gives me a headache.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I have a weird sense of humor and I like people with a weird sense of humor. Serious humor, dry humor,blunt humor, dirty humor. It's attractive too :)
    PhilosophicMind PhilosophicMind 18-21, F Aug 31