So I’ve noticed that occasionally I suffer from an extremely senstive sense of smell – meaning being in a fish market, a butcher shop, catching a whiff of certain foods, or a stuffy tube or walking by a shop can cause me to want to vomit or even gag. Ironically, at other times I can visit the same places with no problems.
It seems the answer is of course, biology.
“A woman’s sense of smell is better than a man’s, but only during those few days within a woman’s monthly cycle when conception is possible. During the rest of her cycle she is no better than a man at detecting scents, and during menstruation, her ability to detect odors is often worse than a man’s.
“It is no accident that a woman’s greatest nasal acuity coincides with the fleeting days of maximum fertility – the time when it is most important for her to sense out the best biological mate.”
While I don’t notice myself sniffing out men, I definitely notice something!!