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Scent Identity

So tonight I’m doing Eli’s laundry, and I pull his freshly clean little toddler-sized clothes out of the dryer. Because I’m into the smell of clean laundry, I smell it and I realize much to my surprise, that although the laundry is perfectly clean, it also still smells like Eli, and I recognize the scent very strongly. It was a bit of an epiphany that even humans have scent identities that we learn and identify strongly.
I shared this little ephiphany with Julie, and she said ‘oh yea, that’s a momma thing. Men can notice it too if they pay close enough attention’. Once again, we are outstripped by our feminine sisters. And here I had discovered something hard to notice — turns out, it’s just hard to notice for guys.

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