No Smell Here

Hi, I'm 35 years old and I have never been able to smell anything. It's wonderful to see that there are so many others with the same condition. I always remember pretending I could smell when I was little. I think I was around the age of 12 when I realized I was somewhat different than everyone else in my family...when my dad would hold us down to torture us by letting out stinkers, I couldn't understand what the point of it was!! My sister sure could though!!!

I often get asked if I can taste food...of course I can. I love to eat!!! I feel bad for those that lose their sense of smell later in life and therefore don't taste their food.

I've tried to get people to describe a smell to me, and the only thing I can liken it to is taste. So, that isn't very helpful to me at all!

Has anyone else ever not bought something fragrant simply because you don't like the way it tastes? I do that all the time! I don't like the taste of pears, could be the texture, so I won't buy anything that smells like a pear. Weird I know, but that's me!
nosmell nosmell
31-35, F
1 Response Nov 20, 2012

Has it made a difference in your love life?