I Bought Kristen Bell's Emmys Perfume & Something Strange Happened

Those of you who know me know that I have a slight obsession with all things that smell good.  Candles, soaps, essential oils, perfume.  I subscribe to both Scentbird & Olfactif and have been on the hunt for my 'signature scent' since junior high.  Anyway, while watching the Emmys red carpet on E!, I couldn't believe my ears when Kristen Bell revealed that her Emmys perfume was a $4 bottle of Amber Oil she purchased from Whole Foods.  


Doesn't she look gorgeous?  Naturally I did the obvious... and ordered myself a bottle.  What a deal! 


Ok, so I wasn't the only one here but what happened next literally knocked my socks off.  

It finally arrived and I couldn't be more excited.  As I open up the bottle to give a sniff, beyond curious what made Guiliana Rancic so delighted... I quickly became puzzled when I couldn't smell a thing.  Nothing.  Put it on my wrists... still nothing.  Intern George was actually over my house and laughed at me... he said 'That's what you get when you order things online.'

Yeah... I'm a sucker.  But at least I only wasted a few bucks.  It wasn't expensive.  But wait.  I'm not sure what possessed me to wear it to work, but all of a sudden a few co-workers commented on the lovely smell.  

I had to ask them to describe it... I got 'flowery', 'cucumbery' 'woody'.  What the ...?!

So now the fun began, I polled everyone who came into the studio.  'Can you smell this?' 50% said yes and it was lovely (Colleen claimed it made the entire studio smell nice.)... the other 50% like me said there was absolutely nothing there.  


The condition is called SPECIFIC ANOSMIA: the inability to perceive a particular odor or a lack of functioning olfaction.  Good news though... 


Weird stuff right?  

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