How long does one smell skunk?
August 27, 2008 8:37 PM Subscribe
How long does one smell skunk? (ain't talkin' 'bout weed)
posted by NoMich to science & nature (13 answers total)
So, last week I'm crashed at my brother's place way out in the country side in Northern Michigan and around 4:30 in the AM a skunk let's loose with his/her load of smellyness. It must have happened just outside my open window because that smell was horrifying. I've smelled it before, but not this up close 'n personal. I could smell lingering skunk smell for the rest of the day in his house. What's worse, his dog found the place where this occured because he rolled around in it. He still stunk days afterwards.
Now here's my question: how long can one smell skunk blast? It's been about six days now and I still get a passing whiff of skunk multiple times a day. Could the skunk chemical still be lodge in my nose, or is my mind just remembering this (hopefully) once in a lifetime blast and is having fun reminding me?
Im not asking "how does one get rid of skunk smell." I guess I should add that I've been back in North Carolina since Sunday night, so it's not a matter of me still being around the scene of the crime.