Noses don’t understand the word happy…
…in fact they don’t understand words at all. They deal mostly in feelings which are more often than not tied back to memories both old and newly minted ones. There’s nothing like a passing whiff to release a flood of nostalgia. 100% pure memory and emotion.
What we smell adds context to our environment, heightens expectation and delivers on surprise. In a way it’s an emotional rudder, steering us forward via an instinctive rhythm of sniffs and snorts.
Without a sense of smell an apple would taste like a potato.
So bring your nose out into the world and take it all in because the day we start to confuse potatoes with apples will be a sad day for all.