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besson3c
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Sep 9, 2017, 09:55 PM
 
Simple question.
     
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Like a dog.
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 02:03 PM
 
It looks like subego is the only other person here with honest, bravery, and integrity.

My wife says I smell like salami.
     
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My dad with Alzheimers is most comfortable showering just a couple times a week. I hope that some day I grow to requiring fewer showers, minus the dimensia.
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 04:01 PM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
My wife says I smell like salami.
This is a test, right?
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
This is a test, right?
What kind of test?

Maybe this thread is a test.
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 04:11 PM
 
Mostly, I either hold things up to my nose, or I hold my nose close to whatever I'm trying to smell.
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 04:50 PM
 
How come our noses can't smell ourselves like other people can?
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 05:13 PM
 
For a similar reason we can't smell water. It's so ever-present, we're desensitized to it.

I am told, though I don't know if it's correct, if we could detect the odor of water it would be similar to ammonia.
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 05:19 PM
 
As a politically charged aside, I often use this as an analogy with people who think sexuality is something "for the bedroom".

Similar to being unable to smell water, people are so used to seeing couples hold hands, or pushing a baby in a stroller, it often doesn't register these are public display of sexuality.
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 06:00 PM
 
"The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church" Saint Tertullian, 197 AD
     
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Sep 10, 2017, 06:39 PM
 
My initial response may have had that in mind.
     
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Sep 11, 2017, 01:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Mostly, I either hold things up to my nose, or I hold my nose close to whatever I'm trying to smell.
     
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Sep 11, 2017, 02:22 PM
 
Since cleaning out my washing machine, better.

Sheets and shirts I wore often started coming out smelling musty. No amount of bleach or washing machine cleaning tablets fixed it. I had to disassemble the whole thing and bleach and scrub every surface in there. All better now, but I ended up throwing out my six favorite shirts (plain black v-necks) because they would get all sorts of stanky if I started to sweat at all.
     
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Sep 11, 2017, 02:24 PM
 
Pretty bad.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Since cleaning out my washing machine, better.

Sheets and shirts I wore often started coming out smelling musty. No amount of bleach or washing machine cleaning tablets fixed it. I had to disassemble the whole thing and bleach and scrub every surface in there. All better now, but I ended up throwing out my six favorite shirts (plain black v-necks) because they would get all sorts of stanky if I started to sweat at all.
Next time, before pitching them, give em a good long soak in white vinegar. Won't stain, no smell once it dries, and if the funk is biological in nature, should kill it dead.

Also highly recommended instead of soap in a carpet steamer.
     
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one cycle with vinegar in empty washer also helps, as does leaving the door open when not in use... but I think we have similar issue that requires taking the thing apart.
     
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Sep 11, 2017, 03:57 PM
 
One and a half spoons of Vanish in the washing, and instead of fabric softener, a good shot of concentrated vinegar.

Solved all my issues with weird odour.
     
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Sep 11, 2017, 07:24 PM
 
1) With my nose. Usually, I bring things closer to my nose to get the specific aroma I'm interested in. It localizes the aroma better.

2) Rather nice at the moment, thanks. I have recently had to start using hand lotion a lot, and at the moment I smell like Bath and Body Works' "Sensuous Amber" lotion. Not bad. I also had a shower recently after spending several hours outdoors in the sun. Between copious sweat and plenty of extra-fine dust (it's really limestony around here, so dust is very fine and powdery), I needed to shower to be able to put up with my own odor.

3) Sometimes having a decent sense of smell is useful at work, and other times, not so much. And in between it's often "useful but not enjoyable." I work in a rehab hospital; we have patients who are not well enough to go home once they're no longer sick enough to stay in a general hospital. They have wounds, skin issues, digestive problems, and so on. Sometimes the particular odor of a healthy, healing wound is not present, but rather a different odor... Not a good thing to smell. Nor is the way skin smells when someone has too many folds and it's hard to clean them. Nor the way it smells when a patient who had been on significant pain meds is no longer constipated. So at the moment, home and noticing the lotion I'm wearing, I'm pretty happy about my sense of smell.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
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Sep 11, 2017, 10:19 PM
 
My old family recipe is some white vinegar and a cup of smooth peanut butter. It is a great combination, the peanut oils will remove all odours from your clothes for sure.
     
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Sep 12, 2017, 07:51 AM
 
I use crude oil and skunk "juice".
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Sep 12, 2017, 01:59 PM
 
My body smells good (EDIT: maybe). I like my cologne.

However, my wife tells me that my nose-breath smells like "batteries." Sinus issues.
     
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Sep 12, 2017, 03:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Jawbone54 View Post
However, my wife tells me that my nose-breath smells like "batteries."
This has to be one of my favorite sentences ever.
     
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Sep 12, 2017, 08:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
This has to be one of my favorite sentences ever.
She has a great way of describing smells.

We can't go into many stores because they smell like hamster cages.
     
   
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