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Does anyone have suggestions for getting the vivid memory of a bad smell to go away?

Asked by Nullo (21939points) May 7th, 2010

I was making eggs for breakfast this morning, and ended up cracking a rotten one. The whole experience was horrible (as far as food preparation goes) but worst of all is the smell, which has burned itself into memory.
The memory has plagued me all day, and I wish to be rid of it.

This is probably beyond your powers, but I’ll take what I can get.

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Find another powerful smell, and smell that. Every time I clean my cats litterbox, I rub some eucalyptus oil under my nose first so I smell that instead.

Seaofclouds's avatar

You could try putting a little bit of Vix vapor rub under your nose. That’s what we did in my Anatomy & Physiology classes when we were doing dissections.

YARNLADY's avatar

Put on a pot of water and boil some cinnamon and apples, or bake some cinnamon rolls.

mcbealer's avatar

Sniff a jar of coffee beans. It’s what they use at the fragrance counter to ‘wipe’ customers’ paletes sampling perfumes.

kritiper's avatar

Take a huge whiff of ammonia based liquid fertilizer.

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