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    your most sensitive sense?

    I started kinda-dating a young lady, and it hit me this morning exactly why I'm having a hard time really getting on board: I don't like her chosen scent. I think about being close to her, and her scent makes it not so much fun. I'm not talking about BO; I'm talking about her scented lotion choice or her conditioner or hair product or something er other that she uses. It's not a bad smell, it just doesn't make me want to come back for more, and that's keeping me from wanting more.

    So there it is, I'm a scent guy. You?



    (I'm also a voice guy too, but that's another thread)

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    ohhh scent is very important.. they say the scent of something will trigger your memory more then any other of your senses.. i catch myself saying "I missed your scent!" when I hug someone I didnt see for a long time.. scent makes you come back for more.. I totally agree, however I would say touch is the most important to me, I always feel every little touch as much as I enjoy giving every little touch
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    Scent is a very powerful memory trigger. I smell squash and I'm back helping in my grandfather's garden...45 years ago!

    Some songs are also a memory trigger for me. There are a few songs that I choose to listen to only once in a great while, because the memories they recall are so vivid. I don't ever want to get tired of them, and they will be played at my memorial service.
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    For me it's sound. I don't think I have any particularly great ears or a special talent at identifying sounds, but certain things I hear stick with me. Voices in particular. It's funny how a familiar voice in a noisy room seems so much more distinct than all the rest.
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    Scent is my least sensitive sense. Not that I can't smell anything, but the subtlties of being able to identify individual people by their scent has always escaped me. Cinnamon buns? yes. Skunks? yes. Amy vs Laura? Nope. I'm much more visual, then touch, sound, taste, and then smell.
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    Scent works on a much more subconscious level than any other sense...I was just watching something that said that the scent that a majority males most respond to on women is orange and a majority of women most respond to (this is just bizarre) cucumber and licorice (anise). It has something to do with the way that the scents complement male and female pheremones. crazy!
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    Sight, definitely. I have peripheral vision that is out of this world. I can see something behind my ear. Sometimes it's really nice to have--like when driving, on the bike, hiking in the dark (human night vision is peripherally based) or playing a game of capture the flag on our 10 acres of land late at night! Other times, it's not so great because I get very easily distracted during conversations because of things I see peripherally. Of course, it's also not so good when driving, because benign peripheral movement has been known to scare me. The funny thing is I don't have 20/20 vision.
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    My sense of character has served me very well these many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    I started kinda-dating a young lady
    I hope she understands the relationship as "kinda-dating" and you're not unknowingly in the friendzone!
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    oh, btw, mine's definitely smell. I'm always the one going "do you smell that?" and people think I'm nuts. I think my sense of tast is also sensitive, as a result of my sense of smell. Superdex, I'm with you on the way things, including people, smell. Sometimes I can't even pinpoint why I'm not attracted to a person, until I realize that something about their natural scent that doesn't click with me.
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    My sense of style is somewhat lacking.

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    lol! pup! you are soooo darn funny in a annoying kinda way but yet, irresistably funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by koine2002
    I hope she understands the relationship as "kinda-dating" and you're not unknowingly in the friendzone!
    Yup, she does. We've been out only a handful of times, and had no less than two DTRs, including one Tuesday night. We're on the same page....

    (here's the thing: I know she's all about it going real far real fast, and I'm the one taking my time. It's a precarious position, let me tell you)

    And Flippin, cucumber and anise? Mmmmhmmm. [taking notes]

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    Sound for me. Bad part is my sense of hearing is so sensitive that it drives me insane sometimes.
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    Smell and touch. I always get told how good I smell by others, and I think it plays a big role in a person's mood. Certain smells drive me crazy and certain smells make me feel so calm and serene. I also love to be touched. I was in a relationship for a long time where there wasn't too much show of physical affection. Now I'm in a relationship with someone who love to hold my hand and give me hugs and I can't get enough of it. I guess I'm a very tactile person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    I started kinda-dating a young lady, and it hit me this morning exactly why I'm having a hard time really getting on board: I don't like her chosen scent. I think about being close to her, and her scent makes it not so much fun. I'm not talking about BO; I'm talking about her scented lotion choice or her conditioner or hair product or something er other that she uses. It's not a bad smell, it just doesn't make me want to come back for more, and that's keeping me from wanting more.

    So there it is, I'm a scent guy. You?



    (I'm also a voice guy too, but that's another thread)

    I have a very powerful scent sense too, and in fact, have an agreement with my girlfriend about what scents she can and cannot use. It works out pretty well. There are a few scents that she really likes that make me physically ill, but she saves those for when we're away from each other. She's been trying to get me to start using cologne, but most colognes make me really sleepy. Less bad than the puking-in-the-restaurant-bathroom reaction to Victoria Secret's "Love Spell", but still bad.
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    yeah, I can NOT do:

    * baby powder
    * Red Bull --I can smell a RB and vodka from across the bar, blech
    * Any of the Victoria's Secret variants; they smell too 'sugary'
    * and whatever this girl is wearing, I need to find out and subtly mention what I like better

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    I can't stand the smell of most commercial perfumes and colognes. They all pretty much smell like alcohol and very nauseating. I usually opt for more natural scents like essential oils. I love patchouli, I use Kiss My Face brand Peaceful Patchouli lotion and it is quite mild and very nice smelling. I also like jasmine. YUM!

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    This is interesting, I guess I never really paid attention to this. Although I can tell you that when bf went on a biking trip, he had loaned me a shirt of his to wear after we went biking one day and it smelled SOOO nice. I think I wore it to bed cause it reminded me of him.
    I too also like touch. I like it when a guy comes from behind me and kisses my neck. Now that will keep me coming back for more.
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    superdex's gf has a secret and it's not Victoria's

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    Quote Originally Posted by superdex
    * Red Bull --I can smell a RB and vodka from across the bar, blech
    Remember this folks....you can't have Taurine without URINE.

    ...this is why energy drinks suck....
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    As far as scents go, I'd rather smell the person than some artificial scent.

    Then again, I may have just been smelling what soap was used.

    And I can't stand patchouli as a result of memories that won't let themselves be forgotten.

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