Losing your sense of smell is called Anosmia. Our sense of smell has a significant impact on what we taste.
“It’s like eating a box of tissues,” Chloe Donovan explains. “You only get texture and temperature.”
Smell is a human early warning system, it prevents us from putting bad things in our mouths amongst another things.
Donovan says she once “nearly set my kitchen on fire” when she accidentally turned the toaster on while putting groceries down on the kitchen counter.
It was only after her son got home from school and smelt something burning that they discovered a blackened loaf of bread on top of the toaster.
‘I live in a world behind glass’: life without a sense of smell