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Tim Ereneta
@Tim · 3:00

How’s your sense of smell? How is your scent vocabulary?

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How s your sense of smell? How much do you have memories connected to your sense of smell? Is there a person, a grandparent, an ex lover, someone in your past that you associate a smell with? Or is there a certain smell that brings you back to a time in your childhood? I don't think I have a particularly well developed sense of smell. And here's why. I recently got a new scent in my shaving cream. It's French lavender

The nose knows. #smell

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Like, we can say it's pundit or it's faint, but that's the degree of the scent, not what the scent itself is. And even if we start to think about things like it smells tangy or sharp or something like that, those are typically adjectives that we use in reference to taste. So I don't know. I don't know. I might have to reflect on this a bit more
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Deborah Pardes
@DBPardes · 1:20

@SeekingPlumb @Tim

That's to be determined, I have to go find that out. But they have different bugs. So I'm going to find out for you. And I definitely could conjure the smell up in my mind right now. But to Christina's point, about the language we would use to describe the smell, describe the smell of a strawberry. Absolutely come up empty. I don't even want to go there because everything will be metaphorical with the word like in it instead of of it
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Swell Team
@Swell · 0:15

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Wren .
@aBirdieOnaWire · 4:58

It smells like VICTORY!!!

And that's something that I think what got me waiting and waiting, trying to come up with something. I think there must be a deficit in our language because I just can't think of a way where we can describe smell to the point where we remember. And I wonder if it's because it's not tangible. Think of Ask Swell and I know that that's it. But I can't recall it to the point where taste it like I can feel it
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