My old lady has a particularly keen sense of smell. I usually consider it a blessing, as more than once it's helped us to avoid a rental with mold problems, and
it prevents me from picking up certain vices. For example, I considered buying a pack of American Spirits this fall, but her inability to handle cigarette smoke put an end to any possibility of my resuming my old smoking habit.
I though snuff would be perfect, because I assumed she wouldn't be able to smell it. I was wrong. The other day, after hitting some Swisher Square, I went to kiss her and she shrunk back with repulsion, then exclaimed, "You smell like horses! Many many horses!" I laughed at her style of exclamation, and it still tickles me, but I do worry if this will always be a problem. I find myself hesitant to kiss, nuzzle, or otherwise be too near her soon after taking any snuff. I've found I can clean out my nose and wash it in such a way that the smell ceases to bother her, but there's always another toot around the corner, so this seems like it might be a persistent issue.
I'm hoping it might be a problem isolated to the rather strong and rustic-smelling scotches I'm currently hitting, but I have my doubts as to whether any snuff will be truly imperceptible to her. Right now, I'm in the other room because even being in the same room as her immediately after a nice noseful can start to irritate her. I've enough experience with her to know that she's not exaggerating her sense of smell; it is truly remarkable. She, for her part, is incredibly accommodating, and I doubt would ever ask me to give up my new pleasure, but I do worry. Has anyone else experienced this, or have any thoughts on the matter?