How to detect room note?

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  1. Goat

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    I see a bunch of reviews on here as well as all over the net where they talk about a certain baccy haveing a nice, pleasant room note or something to that affect. My problem is that I can't smell the room note when I'm smoking, and it doesn't matter what kind of tobacco I'm smoking either, I just can't smell the room note or basically anything for that matter.

    My question is how do "you" detect room note? Or do I just have a messed up sniffer?
     
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  2. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Leave the room for a minute and go back. Whiff deeply. Instant room note.

    Note sure why smokers can't smell their own smoke, but you're not alone.
     
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    You leave the room immediately after or halfway through the smoke. Come back 5-10 minutes (give or take) so your sniffer isn't accustomed to the smell. You should be able to detect the room note better then.

    Come to think of it, you may not even have to wait 5 minutes. I've walked up stairs to load a different pipe and came back to my garage (where I usually smoke) and detected a very pleasant room note. I believe it was SG Black XX actually.
     
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    My wife tells me.
     
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    Leaving the room for a spell helps. Most of the time I can only detect the note vicariously through my wife's schnauz.
     
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    Because from sitting in the room, those specific chemoreceptor are constantly firing. Those neurons fire because of the release of neurotransmitters, and can be temporarily depleted. Giving them a break allows them to collect the neurotransmitters from the synapse, readying them to be fired again.
     
  7. JBWright

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    Deep my dude. Deep.
     
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    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Yeah... uh... I knew that... I just wanted to see if anyone else knew before jumping in... yeah, that's the ticket....:ohyh:

    Good info... and I think I understand the gist, if not all them there fancy-pants words! :D
     
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    Sorry guys, I was a Bio Major (kinda wished I still was. Plan on going back to school after get my Doctorate in Clinical Psych to get at least a masters in Bio). Needless to say, I learned and retained a lot. That crap just fascinates me!
     
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    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I dissected a frog in high school. It was gross, but cool. :whis:
     
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    We got to do that. Then we attached electrodes to a nerve in it's leg, and watched the leg twitch. I felt like Frankenstein.
     
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    Yesterday we put liquid paper on a bee...and it died.
     
  13. Goat

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    Did the frog give off a room note? :xd:
     
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    Yes, a terrible one at that too. Y'all thought M79 was bad...
     
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    Smells just like From Morton silly. :rolleyes:
     
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    I always smoke outside. I just try to walk into the smoke from time to time and ill be able to detect the odour but not always.
     
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  17. aieeegrunt

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    If I'm curious about how a tobacco smells I bring it to work and smoke it at break, at which point it gets judged by a panel of twenty something girls.

    The various Brighams got the nod of approval. Captain Black had them practically crowding in my lap to smell it. Solani ABF was also a big hit.

    So glad I didn't do this with the Heinrich Curly. Probably would have gotten the city evacuated, cordoned off by the Army, then nuked from orbit.
     
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    I Feel Cheated!!!!!!!!! :mad:
     
  20. deyo67

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    take a good sniff away from your pipe. Or leave the room and re-enter a couple of minutes later and sniff. LOL
     
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