Anosmia means having no sense of smell. If you have anosmia, you can't smell flowers, perfume, or home cooking, which can lead to sufferers becoming intensely depressed. There could be some advantages; when some diseased arsehole lets go a really poisonous fart you won't smell it, even though everyone else has tears in their eyes from trying not to puke. Similarly if you are stuck in a boring lecture next to someone whose BO is blistering the paintwork and has everyone else thinking that there's a malfunction in the sewage works you won't be bothered. On the whole, though, anosmia is pretty shit.
by Croatalin January 27, 2014