1. I can smell things from a distance.
2. I associate people, places, and time with smell.
If you are close to me, I can even sense your moods according to the smell I get from you. Yes, I can smell beyond your litres full of perfume too.
I have fond memories of a lot of people defined by an unexplainable smell.
But then there are also moments when I am suddenly caught off-guard by a smell from the past. Then I don’t know how to handle the reactions it tries to trigger. They are not necessarily happy or sad smells, I just know they’re extremely strong and result in that gush of emotions that make me pine for all the things they represent (especially because I do not have most of them now).
It’s a funny phenomenon, and I have still not got a complete hang of how it works. But I enjoy it in spite of the unsettling feelings attached with it.