May 13, 2017 10:47 pm at 10:47 pm #1274998
Are some unpleasant smells universally repulsive?
I currently am not a fan of the smell of overcooked cruciferous vegetables, possibly fermenting kitchen garbage, and alas, dead animals that have been decaying for some time.
Do you find all of these smells unpleasant? I guess that sometimes the smell of overcooked cabbage or etc can be masked by other flavors. Still, in itself, whenever I cook cruciferous vegetables, often daily, my house stinks.
Is this inherently human? Or did we learn how to distinguish unpleasant smells sociologically? Or maybe this is Hashem’s way of getting us to stay away from germs and/or substances that can make us ill?
—I am not talking about smells that some people find oddly pleasant, such as the smell of gasoline or cigarettes. Instead, I am wondering if all or almost all people agree that some smells are unpleasant.
Thank you 🙂May 14, 2017 12:09 am at 12:09 am #1275028👑RebYidd23Participant
I don’t cook cruciferous vegetables for that reason.May 14, 2017 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #1275661yehudayonaParticipant
Skunk spray is universally repulsive, and not just to humans. That’s why it’s an effective defense mechanism.May 14, 2017 3:11 pm at 3:11 pm #1275694WinnieThePoohParticipant
“Or maybe this is Hashem’s way of getting us to stay away from germs and/or substances that can make us ill?”
Yes. Sense of smell is a very important protective mechanism.May 14, 2017 6:47 pm at 6:47 pm #1275768ChaverParticipant
lightbrite, how do you think of such strange, random questions?May 14, 2017 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #1275777
Chaver: Many questions simply come up as I am living daily life. Some of them I ask here 🙂May 14, 2017 7:46 pm at 7:46 pm #1275778
Chaver: Also, I am a fan of eating cooked cruciferous vegetables, but I dislike how my house smells after cooking them.
My dog likes rolling around all over gross-smelling things as happiness beams across his face. I’ve often wondered if he and I have ever agreed on unpleasant scents.
And what about my perception of scents with that of others? …….. and eventually the wondering comes into the CR in the form of a question.
Yepp yepp ~ Thank you 🙂May 14, 2017 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm #1275797streekgeekParticipant
Skunk spray is universally repulsive, and not just to humans. That’s why it’s an effective defense mechanism.
My husband claims he enjoys the smell of skunk spray. It reminds him of the good ol’ camp days.May 14, 2017 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #1275815
Btw everytime I look at the emojis in this thread I LOL😄
Well done Mod, well done ☺👏👏👏👏May 14, 2017 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm #1275814
Are skunks repelled by the scent of their own skunk spray? Or another skunk’s spray?May 15, 2017 10:45 pm at 10:45 pm #1277006tobsParticipant
Also garbage doesn’t have he greatest of smells according to most
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