I have an overactive olfactory system. Dr. Google says....well, never mind. I digress.
Most of the time it's pleasant. I can smell orange blossoms in the breeze outside my house as soon as I open the door. Or freshly brewed coffee through a close door. I can lie next to my sweetie and inhale his scent for hours. And baby smell (most of it anyway) should be bottled and sold because it is YUM!
But other times it's a curse. Like loving Yankee Candle but getting an intense, immediate migraine as soon as I walk into the store. Or smelling people from 25 feet away who smell like they bathed in an ashtray. I can only imagine what their cars and homes smell like. Ewwww!
In the medical field some of the people who visit us have health issues. Did you know that yeast has a smell? IT TOTALLY DOES and it DOESN'T smell like orange blossoms! I know, gross but true. Sickness really does have a smell.
Then we have the elderly ladies who swear by Sweet Honesty by Avon. Remember that scent? I'm not sure it really qualifies as a scent as much as a stench. Apparently as you get older your sense of smell shuts off because REALLY how can one person wear that much perfume and still breathe?
So if you see me holding my nose somewhere, it really is NOT you, its ME.