We really got to see what it was like not to smell at all, and it was probably one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever experienced. Food doesn’t taste like anything, so you have to rely on the texture of the food for pleasure. You realize how lucky you are when it comes back little by little. When you pick up some notes, you’re like, ‘Oh my God, I can smell pepper!’—you get to enjoy something that you took for granted.
— Sylvie Ganter of Atelier Cologne, on losing her sense of smell to COVID-19. Read more in COVID made this perfumer lose her sense of smell at ParrySound.