(Closed) Sensitive noses! And SO's scent!

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4334 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I totally understand! I had an ex-bf who wore a distinctive smell like that (can’t remmeber… maybe it was old spice…) and after we broke up, someone came into my work with the same smell, and I was like, “WHOA!!!!” 

Post # 5
481 posts
Helper bee

Ha ha ha! This is a good post. I used to keep a stick of the original Old Spice deodorent under my bed to huff. My high school crush wore it, but now I just sort of associate it with “the good old days”.

The #1 scent that I associate with being young is Love Spell from VS. Every once and a while I’ll catch a whif of it in a crowd and it takes me to nostalgic places in my mind. I’ve noticed a lot of dudes around my age also seem to associate that scent with old girlfriends. At least one of my exes probably associates it with me. :}

My only other notable “scent” experience was with one of my ex-bfs. Sometimes I swear he disliked things that I did just to bother me… one day I wore the GAP scent “So Pink” – You probably all know it, it’s a really bright citrusy scent – and he said it smelled like “the dust of a grandmother”. That’s a direct quote! It was one of the funniest things I’ve ever heard. His olfactory receptors were hooked up backwards, or something. Ha ha ha. 

Post # 6
1472 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Do you have Netflix? I watched this interesting documentary a while back called the science of sex appeal. They had a whole section on how smell affects sexual attraction.

Post # 7
78 posts
Worker bee

I have a crazy sensitive nose. I could easily pick my SO out of a crowd, blindfolded. He just has the most particular smell to me.


I have a perfume that I bought when we were in Paris a year ago and whenever I put it on, I feel like I’m there. Scent has a powerful pull. CK One smells like my first boyfriend, Old Spice smells like my dad, vanilla like my sister, lavender like my mom.

Post # 8
9081 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Scent is the most powerful sense tied to memory.


“The association of fragrance and emotion is not an invention of poets or perfume-makers. Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the limbic system, the most ancient and primitive part of the brain, which is thought to be the seat of emotion. Smell sensations are relayed to the cortex, where ‘cognitive’ recognition occurs, only after the deepest parts of our brains have been stimulated. Thus, by the time we correctly name a particular scent as, for example, ‘vanilla’ , the scent has already activated the limbic system, triggering more deep-seated emotional responses.”



Post # 9
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i am a scent junkie! Have a huge fragrance collection, and I am super senstive to other’s smells. I love love love my fiance’s scent. So much that when kissing, I sometimes just pause and breath deeply. Pheromones are a wonderful thing!

Post # 10
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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@MsCarabiner:  I watched that show way before I met my Fiance, and I wholeheartedly believe in smell playing a part in attraction!  The only scents that he wears are deoderant and some aftershave gel, but even without them, he still has a scent all his own (which, to me, is very attractive).

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