My nose is always sensitive. That's a given.
But yesterday, my sense of smell was bionic - distorted, really - in its intensity.
First, I applied Gris Clair by Serge Lutens as my Scent of the Day. This is a perfume that I love with notes of lavender, sage and wet concrete. Yesterday, though, I experienced it as screechy and bitter.
In an attempt to tone it down, I added a spritz of 'Dirt' by Demeter. This worked, but I was hyper aware of my perfume all day.
Later on, I attended a lunch meeting for about 20 people. Our menu included boxed salads, rolls and various dessert items. The following scents were swirling through the air:
) Unwashed hair
) Halls cherry flavored cough drops
) Day old lettuce
) Sliced meat
) Metal back chairs
The combined assault of these smells prevented me from eating my lunch, even though I was damn hungry. I poured a diet Dr. Pepper into a Styrofoam cup early in the meeting, but the smell of the soft drink and the cup, each time I took a sip, was simply overwhelming.
My surroundings had become aromatically intolerable.
What caused this hypersensitivity? I have no idea.
Today, I'm back to my regular old bird dog nose.
photo from kickapookennels.com