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I Smell Things That Aren't There

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    Smell Things That Aren't There

    From time to time when I least expect it I smell fried chicken when there is none around. I always associate it with my mother because she made the best fried chicken there ever was. A psychic said it was a visit from my mother. I'd like to believe that but have some...
    puggle1 puggle1 66-70, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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    Ugh this morning I woke up to the nastiest

    smell thinking to myself girl, you need a shower. So I take one and that's when I smell the crock pot in the kitchen. It smells so strongly of meat that I have to gag. And so I shut myself in my room and now I'm smelling this nasty vinegary smell and I have no idea where it's...
    spac3cadet spac3cadet 18-21, F Jul 16

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    I Guess I'll Join The Club

    I didn't used to have this but it started very recently in September. I just suddenly started having olfactory hallucinations every now and then. They usually last a couple of minutes and not much more than that. They are infrequent but unlike most olfactory hallucinations they...
    chrysalid chrysalid 18-21, F Oct 21, 2011

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    Smells Sometimes Randomly Get "stuck".....

    I don't know why but sometimes a smell sticks in my head for a few hours... Like today something smelled kind of like wet dog at work.... now I keep smelling it!!! I took a shower and changed my clothes. :/ It's pretty annoying...
    CCCC8888 CCCC8888 18-21 Feb 17, 2010

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    Weird

    Sometimes I'll suddenly smell things that conjure all different kinds of childhood memories... My sisters and I used to walk to a pet store that was a couple blocks away from our house. We always stopped to buy little things from the candy/trinket machines at the entrance...
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Nov 29, 2007

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    Sometimes I'll just smell the strangest things.

    Twice in the past few weeks I've smelt a strange perfume that I know for a fact neither my mother or I owns. Sometimes I'll also smell something indescribable, a unique smell, like someone's home. It's so weird. I also see things in my peripheral vision sometimes and I used to...
    LittleListener LittleListener 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I Smell Blood On My Hands

    For a while now i some times smell blood on my hands, i don't see the blood but i can smell it and no matter how much i wash my hands or spray strong perfumes on them i can still smell it, the smell can last anywhere from hours to days. When i smell the blood i get this...
    CrackedNut CrackedNut 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2010

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    I Too

    tend to smell things that aren't there.  Like I'll smell a cologne, even though I'm nowhere near anywhere, where I could smell it. things that are completely out of place.
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 18, 2007

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    As Random As It Gets

    I very occasionally register the scent of something that's not there. Most of the time it's fleeting and obviously an olfactory halucination, like the one I had just now of a fresh but delicate perfume. It was gone so fast. I wish there was a way of recording scents...
    lipbloss lipbloss 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Has Anyone Experienced This?

    I have been diagnosed a little over a year ago with bipolar disorder. I experience this wierd heightened sense of smell and smell things that other people can't smell. I know this can be a symptom. However my question is a memory of my childhood when I was about 6 or 7 I remember...
    jkitten77 jkitten77 31-35, F Mar 22, 2009

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    Does Anyone Else Get This?

    Recently I've been having two similar consecutive phantom smells in the same place. It's happened twice and as soon as I recognize the pattern and expect a third smell, there is nothing.I smelled two different burning smells in the same spot on my walking route. One was...
    chrysalid chrysalid 18-21, F Nov 4, 2011

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    Scent Memories?

    This didn't used to happen, but suddenly I smell things that aren't there...like I am remembering them, but I'm not thinking of them. 90% of the time, it is a particular scent that I associate with a memory, like my grandmother's house, or the smell of park near my old school...
    candyholic00 candyholic00 18-21 Sep 9, 2013

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    Strange

    I will usually smell something burning, just for one brief breath of air, then it's gone. And do you know what? It just happened again as I was writing that.   I don't know, it seems to happen in random places at random times. I just smell burning, then it's gone >_>
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    Quite Curious

    Since at least late childhood (around the mid- to late Eighties) I've smelled things that aren't there (olfactory hallucinations). The earliest smell I can remember is an odd one--spearmint and gasoline. As strange as that sounds, it's actually a rather soothing scent. This...
    tehuti88 tehuti88 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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