My taste buds are interesting, at least to me. You may have noticed how interested I am in cooking.
I can smell garlic in my face while chopping it.
I cannot smell mercapto ethanol -- my classroom cleared out and I'd no idea why, and slowly followed.
Later I was assigned to be the one to work with it in the hood.
I can't smell gas, in or out of my house. This is part of why I am afraid of fire.
I don't smell roses, much as I have done landscape design.
I cannot detected the smells of many things, and have been tested for all that/ UC Irvine expert.
I understand from many readings in my life that people who can't smell can't taste. Maybe my taste buds are super. I may be able to smell some stuff that reaches my nasal nerve endings, but not much.
My father couldn't smell either.
So, a kind of hereditary anosmia.
This can go with eye trouble, which I have, but experts say that I've not got Usher's syndrome.
On the other hand, I like a lot of food.