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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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    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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    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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    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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    Its been awhile since ive written anything.. I have been feeling lost lately and i was reminded that i used to write.. So here i am. Wondering where to start..... I suppose ill...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F May 7

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    For a short while I had some sense of direction. I had an idea of what I wanted from life, from myself and I was beginning to figure out how to make it all come to life. I got lost...
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    I like the smell of skunk. It is not because I can smell the pheromones or anything, it is just because it smells gross. I smell the same thing other people smell, yet for some...
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    Don't bother me right now . . . . .I'm working on my new invention. . . . a perfume I'm calling "Forever Alone". . . . . .It smells like Lean Cuisines and cats.
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    Who doesn't? I can't stand people with poor personal hygiene. Nothing beats shopping for new body lotion, shampoo, conditioner, perfume etc. and going around sniffing all the new...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F May 7

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    People say I smell bad but I don't. I shower everyday, brush my teeth and tongue, and perform all the necessary hygienic routines, but no matter what, I hear people sniffling...
    LadyL31786 LadyL31786 26-30, F May 17

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    wyolatex wyolatex 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Carefully and biting my bottom lip to holdback a possible falling tear, I opened the old wooden chest drawer. I stood in silence as I inhaled the faint smell of cigar smoke that...
    Dominantvelvet Dominantvelvet 46-50, M 1 Response May 6

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    When i was about 10 years old my older sister sometimes wrestle me down in the bed. Once she had defeated me she always forced me to smell under her stinky feet. She forced me to...
    Beavis73 Beavis73 41-45, M May 10

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    The best compliment you can give me is; telling me that I smell good. A lot of people tell me I smell like strawberries.
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    Guys love the way I smell. I smell like shampoo and Zest body wash. That's it.
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    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F May 6

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    I love a man who smells wonderful, so why wouldn't I return the favor? I have long beautiful hair and I ensure that it always smells lovely. I do it for myself, yes, but I also do...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I was so happy when I heard the rain. But then it stopped. I love the smell of rain. Everything smells so clean.
    gingerlymaid gingerlymaid 41-45, F 4 Responses May 12

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    I love the way shampoo smells so much that I cant help but get a bit "excited" when being shampooed in the salon. In fact, I usually ask the beautician if she can lean me over...
    javlin4 javlin4 51-55, M 1 Response May 14

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    Coming back from work,gray buildings and boring concrete.Slowing down to turn,park is near,favorite part.Some construction going on can't come come,standing bear grass,seems to...
    somerandomguyfromspace somerandomguyfromspace 31-35, M 1 Response May 16

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    yes, i stay in the universities library for about 6-12 hours ... nothing in the world smells like books ... it's not just a smell .... it's the spirits of thousands of writers...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 16

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 18

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