Smells like Happy!
View Single Post
) [ ]
12-04-2006, 05:54 PM
Big Damn Hero
Join Date: Apr 2003
Re: Smells like Happy!
It's probably well known by now that scent is the strongest sense tied to memory. Heck, it's even used in deoderant commercials now. There's a certain smell that reminds me of a friend's house from when I was really little, and like Topo smells that remind me of the seasons (mostly autumn though). Those are the two big ones.
As for perfumes and colognes...honestly, most of them all smell the same to be. Sure, I can notice the huge variation, but most of the time they all smell exactly the same. And I have a pretty sensitive nose, I used to be able to tell the toppings some one put on their food just by smelling it. I have no idea why, but it's always been that.
Originally Posted by
I don't know what it is. I've asked him, several times actually, what he wore. 'Giorgio Armani', he's always said to me. But I know my perfumes, I know my Armani, and all the perfumes in Arabia could not match the scent he had. I later came to the conclusion that it 'must have been his skin chemistry coinciding with the cologne'.
In high school, one of my friends had a lot of female friends commenting on how good he smelled. We couldn't figure out what it was for the longest time. Turns out it was the fabric softener/dryer sheets (can't remember which one) his mom used in the laundry. Could be the tiniest things like that.
As for Pheromones, as the Hatter said, in humans there's a lot of claims that Pheromones can be sense by the opposite gender, but no real conclusive proof. I think they exist because animals seem to be able to tell when humans are feeling different emotions (I've read about cases like this in dogs and horses especially...you know, they say that a horse can "sense" your fear when you might be riding one for the first time? Stuff like that). But I don't think they're strong enough that other humans can sense them as well.
View Public Profile
Find all posts by Galedeep