How about leading your partner to their gift this holiday season BLINDFOLDED so they need to engage their scent.
Yes - their scent. How awkward, fun and strange it would be if, when the time came for gift giving, you break out a blindfold and tell your partner to smell for it.
Pretty dang awkward right? It's enough of a new idea to give you a uniquely different experience together which drives up that passion hormone we all know and love, Dopamine.
You could either lead them to their gift with a smell you put in front of their nose every few feet (be creative with your body here!) or you could literally give them a scent of their gift and release them to look for it in the house while wearing a blindfold. Of course, be sure to stay with them and guide them for safety sake. And be ready to take pictures and video to watch later, because that's half the fun!
Doing this may help you develop a stronger bond. The sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses and invokes memories all the way to childhood. For couples, women develop an affinity for her man’s scent due to hormones and immunities.
Studies have also found that we’re exceptionally gifted at telling smells apart, even distinguishing between two molecules whose only difference is that their structures are mirror images of one another. Humans can detect certain chemicals diluted in water to less that one part per billion. That means a person can detect just a few drops of strong odor in an Olympic-sized pool!
According to New Scientist, “It is becoming clear that smell is intimately linked to the limbic system which is involved in emotion, fear and memory. That suggests a link between smell and the way we think.”
This can be fun because there’s a part of dependency involved in it. They are depending on you to lead them, guide them and give them instructions. It will be fun for the Fire Starter who loves the thrill of the game and for the Fire Watcher who will appreciate the fine details of watching you ‘smell their gift out’.
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