My Anosmia and The Things My Designated Nose Does For Me: Clothing Edition

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My Anosmia and The Things My Designated Nose Does For Me Series

As someone with #anosmia (missing my sense of smell) I’ve realized I need help with some of the most RANDOM things.

For example, I’ll have a problem if I want to wear my favorite blouse, but can’t remember if I washed it. I’m pretty good at not staining my clothes so most of my clothes will “look clean” but I can’t tell if it “smells clean.”

This is where my “Designated Nose” or DN comes in. I’ll be holding my clothes up to their face while asking them:

“Hey, can you tell me if this smells bad?”

I’m lucky my DN is always helpful and doesn’t mind smelling my possibly dirty tees and socks. Side Note: I feel so bad whenever my stuff does turn out being stinky. Oops! I have pets so the chances of that occurring increase significantly.

Oh well.

What about you? Do you have a DN? Or…are YOU somebody’s nose? Let me know in the comments below.

With Love,

The Girl Who Can’t Smell

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3 thoughts on “My Anosmia and The Things My Designated Nose Does For Me: Clothing Edition”

  1. Great post Yaz! Designated noses are so important to have for anosmics. I’ve definitely used a couple of DNs for checking clothes, shoes, food, and even shopping products. I can’t imagine what I would do without them to check stuff for me other than wear stinky stuff and eat bad foods.

    1. Girl Who Cant Smell

      Hey Sharika! I know you can totally relate! I truly believe our Designated Noses are in a position for good karma all around. They are wonderful to have and what they do for us really helps strengthen our relationships with them since it’s all about trust.

      1. Yes, our DNs save us from embarrassment! I couldn’t agree more on the good karma and how their help brings us closer.

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