- Feb 19, 2010
- Western Massachusetts
Much in the way some people taste broccoli as being very bitter due to a gene that makes them taste certain compound differently, and some people don't taste it as bitter at all, I hear some people go into intense revulsion at the smell of old or even new gear oil, but it has never bothered me, I would describe its odor as mild. An uncle I was talking to said he has the same experience. I wonder if maybe the (in)sensitivity to whatever compound makes gear oil smell bad to some is genetic? My sense of smell is otherwise normal and functional.