Arriving at my parents’ place on Mother’s Day, a fragrant bunch of flowers in hand, instantly I recognized the aromas of a classic Marcells’ Sunday lunch in the oven.
Smell is something that we take for granted and the thought of not having it is almost beyond imagination. It is an intricate detail of daily life: the sense that sets your salivary glands on edge in anticipation of your favourite meal…. or the added sensory element of a floral bouquet.
To live without smell is to live with a part of the picture missing. When someone comments on the enticing aroma wafting from a bakery as you walk by or wants to share details of their favourite perfume, it’s the sense of smell that is called upon. Living without smell is a harsh reality that many have to deal with.
When someone who has lost their sense of smell recovers it as a result of undergoing nose surgery, you can imagine the enormous sense of relief they feel.
Andrea said that as well as being happy with her appearance after her rhinoplasty, there was so much she could appreciate about being able to smell again. It was the simple things like being able to smell the food she was preparing, or her husband’s after-shave that made such a difference.
Beauty and Living Director at Madison Magazine, Stephanie Darling, wrote “Scent of a Woman” – about her nose surgery experience. Her favourite perfumes and even her son’s farts rate a mention as her sense of smell returned. This article, along with many others, are located in the media section, or you can read this article directly here.
So, how important is smell to you? What do you think you’d miss most if you lost the ability to smell?
The smell of mum’s Sunday Lunch is one I wouldn’t want to live without.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.