We’ve probably all got a favourite smell – maybe one that’s tied up with a particular memory or person, or lets you know a good plate of food is on the way.
Gabriella has never had the use of her smelling senses – and it affects more than just her nose.
“I don’t know what food tastes like. I can’t taste hot drinks or anything sweet and spicy,” the 22-year-old tells Radio 1 Newsbeat.
It’s not something that many people can relate to, with around 5% of the population suffering from a smell disorder.
But not having a sense of smell can have different types of impact – practical and emotional – on someone’s life, according to a new study from the University of East Anglia. Think