It is not the Pinocchio type olfactory lobe extension I am talking about here.
I have a strong sense of smells catching them from afar as if my nose extends its length every day. This acute sensory organ makes me cringe if the odour is unpleasant although my companions at the time are in ignorance and bliss. While my hearing and seeing abilities are not-so-awesome to boast off, I am blessed with this extraordinary power to grab the whip of any fragrance from a distance more than I wish to.
Have mercy on me when I am in the lift with people who have no clue that wearing the same t-shirt every day for their workout does not give them some scoring point against those who don’t exercise at all. They are totally in comfortable embrace with their sweat and body odour that they just don’t want to part with them by washing their fitness clothes, which burn my olfactory nerve till it is ashen.
On the other extreme, I also will be greeted by the concoction of fruity / floral perfume residues left back by people who sprayed every inch of their body and garments on them with deodorant, body spray, hair spray, scented spray whatever else is made available to them.
This robust sensation sometimes fills my brain so much that my other senses are numb to enjoy the beauty presented to my sight or the intelligentsia offered to my ears. While it is assaulting me to the point of fainting, my family will be totally cool and clueless about it. 😛
Even though the weather is so pleasant to keep the windows open to enjoy the breeze, I always drive keeping them shut fearing some strong smell troubling me. When traveling in other’s car / taxi it will be a double whammy if the fabric or the interior of the car smelt bad (to my nose ) and the windows were closed!
This acute sense of odour some inherit or have due to their DNA structure is called, ‘HYPEROSMIA”, Wikipedia informs me!
So be aware that my “long nose” is not similar to Pinocchio’s 😉 and sincerely hope this makes sense to you all 😀