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JoeM
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smell of cigarettes
PostPosted: Tue 17 Apr, 2018  Reply with quote

Day before yesterday I had near lucid dream where the smell of cigarettes in a mostly enclosed space nearly made me sick. I commented on it in the dream.

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Clem
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jul, 2018  Reply with quote

Such an interesting topic! And a intersting theory too!

I never used my sense of smeel in dreams and I almost thought it was impossible. Thanks to you I know it isn't, so I'll try to get it.

About your theory, Susan_Y, I kind of experiented myself though I'm not sure it was in a "dream"...
Several time, I selpt only a few hours during night and so I took naps (I normally never do it). And just before these naps, I had like a "pre-dream period" with very realistic hallucinations. I wasn't sleeping, my mind was awake, but well, my eyes were closed and I was seeing and feelings unreal things.
During this period, I regularly slept with someone other in my bed. And so the hallucinations I got during the nap I took the same day was almost always the same: this person was here with me, I could see it, hear it, touch it (though I wasn't moving at all, it was the hallucination which was coming to my body, and I could feel when it touched me) and... smell it.
So that wasn't actually a dream... but it kind work with your theory wink5

I will try to focuse during my next sex dreams wink5


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victoriahebert
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PostPosted: Mon 04 Mar, 2019  Reply with quote

I don't know why however I am simply not ready to smell anything in dreams? Possibly I just don't acknowledge it, yet I can't recollect a solitary dream where I smelled something.

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Le Bateleur
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Aug, 2019  Reply with quote

Interesting topic. I'm quite used to actively smell things, especially medicinal plants and food, but I don't recall ever experiencing a smell in an ordinary dream.

During a recent LD I begun wondering whether I could smell something and there I was, in my garden, next to the Lavender plant. I plucked some flowers and crushed them under my nose (as I like to do IWL) but didn't pick up any scent - disappointing! So it's interesting to read that many of you can experience smells in a dream.


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