Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

A smell can easily emphasize a particular situation, feeling, or individual.

Smell is the strongest stimulus regarding acknowledgment. For example, a baby recognizes its mom from the smell associated with her milk and not by her visible image. Consider what the smell was within your dream. Is the smell associated with unpleasant things for you? Perhaps that smell reminds you of other things from your childhood.

What does it mean to dream of smelling perfume in the dream?

I always think that perfume in dreams is connected to spirit. Personally, I have smelled my grannies perfume many times before I retire to bed. To dream of smelling a pleasant scent in your dream denotes cheerful and exciting adventures in the future according to older dream lore. If you dreamed of an overpowering “perfume” smell, this indicates happiness that you are feeling in waking life. Everyone has a spiritual fragrance in life. This is connected to our own inner selves and sometimes in dreams we can smell this harmonious sent which is been given by angels or other spiritual beings. Smelling perfume can often be connected with different spiritual paths. The scent is often carried or associated with previous times, just like we carry out different phases of life. I will call this “your own personal spirit fragrance.” Having a dream of smelling perfume is a positive representation that things are going to go well for you.

What does it mean to lose your smell in real life?

To lose your smell in real life means you suffer from Anosmia. My grandad lost his smell many years ago. It always fascinated me. I always wondered what caused it. The partial or complete loss of the sense of smell in spiritual terms is associated with many environmental problems, from cold or nasal polyps. Injury to the nerves can also result in a loss of smell. But, what does it mean when you suffer from temporary or permanent anosmia and smell in a dream? If you are not suffering from old age, sinus infections, smoking, common colds, allergies, the flu or some chronic congestion that’s not related to allergies then I would say smelling in dreams when you have lost your smell in real life is common. I will also say that those who have lost their sense of smell may also lose interest in food because they’re can’t taste their food.

What does it mean to dream of smells in the dream?

There are many theories that overshadow the theory of odors in dreams. Some scientists suggest that they appear as a result of our sleep environment. Others say that dream smells come from feelings or memories that are connected with particular spiritual dimension. I am afraid to say that no one can tell for sure. Some dream theorists (Carl Jung) claim that they’re created by our brain during our sleep.

Where do smells come from in the dream?

There are people who are extremely sensitive to odour and have highly trained sense of smell. They’re known as “olfactory dreamers”. But to smell in dreams is nothing but a simple creation of the brain while we sleep. People don’t respond to smells in their REM phase of dreaming. “The odors are just a creation of the brain. They don’t come from outside”, says Rachel Herz – a professor at Brown University.

Detailed dream interpretation

A smell in the dream world is associated with your sensory perception, and hence, to your intuition. A smell can be connected to a specific experience or event. It helps to have recollections of special moments from your past. Good smells refer to pleasant experiences, while bad smells refer to unpleasant ones. Since during childhood, smells plays a major role, dreaming of smells from that time suggests you have a special openness and sensitivity. Perceiving good smells means that you are quite satisfied with your life, the profit, friends and achievements. If the smell is bad, this is not really a good sign. It could portend dishonesty and disloyalty that might bother you.

A perfume smell in your dream is the sign of luxury and pride. If someone sprays you with perfume and the smell is strong, this is the sign of a good friendship. A pleasant smell is the indication of nice things coming your way, while an unpleasant smell means sadness and relationship lacking joy. If you lose your sense of smell in a dream, this means enemies are following you. If you inhale a sweet and stunning smell, this is an omen for not only a very sweet woman coming into your life but also financial successes. The smell of flowers is also the sign of new love.

What does it mean to dream of smelling poop?

Everybody in the world poops. In fact, we poop around about 5 pounds a day. It’s unsurprising that the smell of poop might enter into your dreams. What is it mean? Although poop in dreams isn’t the nicest thing to smell in your dream, it has a positive interpretation. If you dreamed of poop it’s a sign of financial luck and wealth in old dream dictionaries. But if you smell dog poop in your dream, it has a whole different meaning. To smell dog poop in your dream means that you will get an opportunity to make some extra cash. I will say that you need to take an opportunity but be careful.

What does it mean to smell sulfur in dreams?

Sulfur stinks of eggs that are rotten. It has a yellow element which is called “brimstone” and in ancient times sulfur was mentioned in the bible. We all need sulfur and it can be found in hair, feathers, and proteins. When it burns it smells and often has a blue flame. Do you remember burning sulfur in your science classes? When this burns it forms sulfur dioxide. Anyway, sorry going into too many facts here. Let’s get back to the dream meaning. Dreaming of smelling sulfur indicates that you will form a soluble situation. Things may go wrong but it is for the better according to older dream books. To dream of smelling rotten eggs in a dream represents a strong intuition which you tend to ignore. Trust your sixth sense more and everything will start falling into place. Spiritually speaking, sulfur symbolizes purification. To see or smell sulfur in your dream state means you should work on your jealous and demanding attitude.

Can you smell in a dream?

Many people are convenient that smelling in dreams is possible. But dream experts have their theories related to smell in dreams. To discover more on this, keep reading. Apparently, people who smell in dreams are called olfactory dreamers. They are extremely sensitive to smells in waking life because of their highly trained sense of smell. According to a research made by academics that focused on how external smells affect our dreams, smelling of dreams isn’t possible but created by the brain. Alfred Maury, the French physician has also proven this theory right by making a small experiment back in 1865. He put eau de Cologne under his nose before he went to sleep. After his dream, he reported that he was in Cairo in his dream, visiting the's Giovanni Maria Farina – the cologne inventor before he headed off to other exciting adventure. Therefore, smelling of dreams is not possible.

Smelling cigarette smoke in a dream and what it means?

As we previously mentioned, smelling in dreams is likely impossible. Researchers have found out that if you smell something in your dream, it comes from your brain. Therefore, your subconscious wants to deliver a message. If you don’t smoke in waking life, but you smoked or smelled cigarette in your dream, it means that you’re trying to hide from your emotions. You try to resist a certain temptation that you don’t actually want to resist. You go against yourself and your wishes. Your dream also denotes an addictive, toxic relationship in your life that must end soon. To smell something in your dream, like a cigarette, for example, represent the emotions you have related to that smell. Are you smoking in waking life? If yes, what’s your opinion of your habit? Are you scared that smoking might cause you health issues one day? Your dream reflects your fears. If you’re not a smoker but still had this dream, it means you’re scared of something or someone that might harm your mental health and sanity in waking life. Are you in love with the wrong person? Your dream could cover the following:

  • You smell something.
  • A pleasant smell.
  • An unpleasant smell.
  • A smell from your past.
  • A very strong smell.
  • A flower smell.
  • Perfume smell.
  • You lose the sense of smell.
  • The smell was not bad.
  • You enjoyed the smell you felt in the dream.
  • The dream had a positive outcome.
  • You were happy in the dream.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of smell

Surprised. Content. Amazed. Curious. Enjoying.

By Florance Saul
Nov 22, 2012