You can’t ask me that: should ‘do I smell?’ be a question we ask more often?

Screen Shot 2018-12-16 at 09.57.33Of all the senses, the sense of smell is perhaps the most underrated. In art and literature, sight and sound reign supreme. Touch is often invoked in a romantic sense. But smell? Not so much. Unless the whiff in question is like that of a rose, we tend to steer clear of the subject.

And yet, arguably, the way things – particularly people – smell is far more important than kind eyes or a mellifluous voice or a pair of nice soft hands. Our sense of smell has the ability to send us wild with desire or make us run away gagging with a hankie pressed firmly to our faces.

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