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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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    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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    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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    When I came to Pennsylvania I had to hold my nose Because, compared to Texas Here its F"ing cold! The food is a bit different The people are very kind But I can't wait to go home...
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    I am not sure this belongs here but here goes. Question: What is a sardine? Answer: It's a little bitty fish that smells like a finger.
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    Other people do too when i hug people some smell my hair and they always love the smell some of my friends randomly grab some hair just to smell it
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F Mar 11

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    It literally makes me what to puke when I smell it. I get instant headaches and I feel sick 😷 even if a smoker walks by me, I can literally smell the cigarettes on them and the...
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    A woman's hair to be exact. Not freshly shampooed smell. The day old smell. After two days it gets a little funky. Between one and two days is ideal. I like cuddling up behind...
    mikowee mikowee 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can't believe it has been 3 years since you have been gone. When I was 14, me and my best friends had taken the world. The trio and I would do anything and everything together...
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    xXxTheLostOnexXx xXxTheLostOnexXx 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 2

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    this is the one smell I can't wait for, it snowed last night and I just groaned longing to smell fresh cut grass .... come on spring!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Mar 3

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    Yeah :) where I am from we get a lot of rain and in the summer after when it rains and that we open up a door when it starts to warm up again the smell just comes in like a wave...
    BloodRedDarkness BloodRedDarkness 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    If you loose one sense, your other senses are enhanced, is that why people with no sense of humour have an increased sense of self-importance ?
    Heartbroken46 Heartbroken46 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 27

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    Common sense is thinking wisely, before acting or reacting on what you're thinking about doing.If you cheat or lie towards what is right or wrong,if you don't use common sense,you...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Common sense costs nothing and it is free. Parents, teachers, religious leaders, and others need to show others common sense. This is where we are failing our kids today. Those...
    olderfemalesunbathing olderfemalesunbathing 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Among all these chaos that is going on , lingering past and foggy present But always the smell of flowers will make me feel better and see a glimpse of a nice future to be ..
    Ventilate Ventilate 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    It all begin when I was very young ! I enjoy the smell of it
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    It makes my mouth water. Really odd. Especially the smell of wet concrete or freshly watered grass.
    trismason trismason 13-15, F Mar 3

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    I love getting a new pair of cowboy boots and the smell of them haha. Im weird I know.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    yeah I do! I usually walk never look to other people faces but when a good smelling man walk by me I follow him with my eyes no matter how he looks I can't help it hahahaha just...
    DeadBlackRoses DeadBlackRoses 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Love the smell of dirty socks...if you are interested in chatting more about it send me a msg
    dirtesoxlvr dirtesoxlvr 26-30 Mar 4

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    Sometimes.. It depends as I live in Michigan, because sometimes when it rains it smell really weird, but I do like it.
    redbetblue2 redbetblue2 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    So I sit beside this guy in class. He isn't my type at all whatsoever, but his smell drives me crazy. I get that shock of electricity, my muscles spasm for a moment every time I...
    tttrisha tttrisha 18-21, F Mar 4

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    For as long as I can remember, I have liked the scent of a Band-Aid brand sheer adhesive bandage. About 20 years ago, Johnson & Johnson began making less fragrant sheer band-aids...
    sheerstrips sheerstrips 41-45, M Mar 11

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    Yes I do I always get complimented at work from all my coworkers that I smell good especially from the guys lol
    brenda4696 brenda4696 18-21, F Mar 11

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    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I live for gloomy rainy days, it gives me a feeling that I can't really explain, the smell drives me crazy! I love rainy summer nights the soothing sounds put me right to sleep??
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