The meaning of smell in dream | Dream Interpretation

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Smells may be very revealing in dreams; so learn to pay attention to them. They may be particularly useful in making links with events in childhood (when odours, good or bad, tended to play a more prominent part in life).

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp

See perfume, scent, smell.

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

An act of discernment, i.E.

The sweet fragrance of kindness or the odor of contempt; see “nose”

Dream Explanations of Astro Center | Astro Center

Dreaming of a smell often implies an actual physical sensation. Your nose may be picking up an odor that really exists. It’s important to be aware of this, especially if the smell is that of smoke or gas. Try to condition yourself to wake up whenever an ominous odor appears in a dream.

If this isn’t the case, dreaming of pleasant odors such as flowers, the salt air, or good food cooking symbolizes good times ahead, usually associated with whatever is giving off the odor. See Flowers, Beach, Coffee, etc.

Dreaming of unpleasant odors is a sign that something is being kept from you - as in the old saying, “I smell a rat.”

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

As our spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognize smells from the past on a clairvoyant level can be rather alarming. In dreams, provided this ability is recognized merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person, we need not be afraid.

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver

Experiences from the past play a part in distinguishing what a smell in a dream means to the dreamer. Sometimes we remember people by the odors we identify them with, like grandpa’s pipe tobacco. In this example, the significance of the dream would depend on what grandpa meant to the dreamer.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Vision: Pleasant smells/fragrances are a sign of positive emotions, while foul smells indicate that the feelings you have for another person are dying—or that something in your environment—or your life—”stinks to high heaven.”

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin

Smelling a sweet fragrance in a dream means uneasiness or a light illness. Smelling a bad odor in a dream means hearing or speaking bad words, or it could mean distress or depression.

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

See Fragrance.

A bad odor symbolizes aversion (“I cant stand the smell of “). Pleasant smells symbolize affection. Furthermore, the expression “having a nose for news” may play a role in this image, pointing to the fact that you can either trust your intuition (do you “smell a rat”.7) or that you should trust more.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

To smell something in your dream, indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream is trying to convey a feeling by associating it with a familiar smell or scent. Alternatively, the scent may be part of your real environment which you have incorporated into your dream.

For a bad smell, see “Smelly”, below.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

Dreams of a fragrance or aroma signify whether or not something is healthy for you.

If the smell is pleasing, then consider that this dream is giving you a green light to proceed with the relationship, career opportunity, or creative project you are considering.

If the smell is offensive, then consider this to me a message to stop and take a step back to sniff out what is really going on. Also, dreams of a particular fragrance or scent can reconnect you with a scentsational memory, or a nostalgic, but powerful aspect of yourself. See Nose.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball

also see Odour and Perfume

1- To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or where the smell is coming from. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed and particular note should be taken of what it is we smell.

2- Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells which are associated with that time, e.g. baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.

A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.

3- As one’s spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognise smells from the past on a clairvovant level can be somewhat frightening. Provided this ability is recognised merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person there need be no problem and we need have no fear.

The Bedside Dream Dictionary | Silvana Amar

At times you may experience the sense of smell in your dreams.

The smell could be environmental.

If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant order.

For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked.

The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience in your dream.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards

See Odor.

The Element Encyclopedia | Theresa Cheung

At times you may experience the sense of smell in your dreams.

If there is a strong smell in your sleeping environment, you may perceive it and incorporate it into your dream. Otherwise, the smell in your dreams is triggered by a memory. You may be associating your dream experience with a pleasant or unpleasant odor. For example, if you are dreaming about your mother, you may smell the aroma of a food she once cooked. The smell may trigger emotions and reflect the general quality of the experience.

If the smell is repulsive in your dream, ask yourself what is rotten or corrupted in your life; alternatively, is your unconscious telling you that it has sniffed out danger or ’smelt a rat’?

Smells can remind you of a particular person or situation; they can also suggest good or bad feelings. For example, a pleasant smell could depict happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell could hold memories of trauma or difficulty. Smells can also act as a warning in a dream, as intuitive information is often recognized by a particular smell. You may have a good or bad reaction to the smell depending on your associations with it. Dreams involving the sense of smell may also be explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell: on the right scent, throw someone off the scent, smell a rat, smells fishy, stinks to high heaven, what you did stinks and so on.

The appearance of your nose or the nose of someone you know in your dream may be significant.

If the nose suddenly grows long, could you be telling lie after lie in the real world? If it transforms into a broken one, are you about to fall out with someone in the real world? If your nose was blocked, is there something about your waking circumstances that is getting up your nose? See also Nose entry in BODY. When you dream of smelling perfume you are often being reminded of particular memories. Smells in dreams can be evocative and you may need to recapture or reexamine a certain emotion associated with that perfume.

Smell | Dream Interpretation

Keywords of this dream: Smell


Little Giant Encyclopedia

First, check to find out if you were smelling a real fragrance during sleep. Dreaming about fragrances is very rare.

If you do, it is usually a sign that you are enjoying life and your sensuality.

The type of fragrance indicates how you feel about the subject or object that gives off the fragrance (there are some smells we simply can t stand).

It was not only Freud who insisted that fragrances are very effective in bringing back memories of places and people.... Little Giant Encyclopedia


Islamic Dream Interpretation

It symbolises the security of his wealth.

If they are without any defect, giving off a good odour, it means he will discharge Zakaah and his wealth will remain protected against all calamities. Also his wealth will be purified and his own condition will improved.... Islamic Dream Interpretation


A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences

Example: I went back in time in circles, almost as if going unconscious. I went back and back and then there came this awful smell such as I’ve never expe­rienced. I always felt it was the smell of death. I would wake ternfied. One night my husband, a practical and down to eanh man, said he would read me to sleep to see if it helped me not to have the dream. It made no difference, I still had the nightmare. Imagine my surprise though. He said “I knew you’d had the dream again for there was an awful smell in the room for a minute” (Mrs E C).

A smell can remind us of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repels, relaxes or offends, and so depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of some­thing rotten in one’s life if the smell is bad—rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship, a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories. Good smell: good feelings; non-verbalised intimations or love.

Also explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: on the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of greasepaint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks. See nose under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences


Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik

interpreted upon 6 sides: beautiful woman, good-looking young girl, good compliments, pleasant words, good-natured character.... Islamic Dream - Cafer-i Sadik


My Dream Interpretation

If you dream that you are missing one of your five senses, it is a strong signal that you feel out of control in a real life situation. You may feel you don’t have the capability to handle a certain situation you’re in, or you may feel out of touch with reality in some way.

If you dream that one of your senses is heightened (extra strong), you will triumph in a difficult situation.... My Dream Interpretation


The Complete Dream Book

The odor of fresh flowers smelled in a dream predicts happy days of courtship.

The smell of burning wood or of autumn leaves is & forerunner of an early marriage and pleasant home ties. Perfumes are a harbinger of intrigue. Disagreeable odors of any kind indicate broken en, gagements.... The Complete Dream Book


Islamic Dream Interpretation

Smelling an apple inside a mosque in a dream means getting married.

If a woman sees herself smelling an apple during a reception in a dream, it denotes her misconduct, and that she could commit an abominable sin during that same evening.

(Also see Nose)... Islamic Dream Interpretation


The Language of Dreams

(see Incense, Perfume)

On the dream plane, smells frequently engender memories of past experiences and our reactions to those experiences. Like other senses, the way we feel about each aroma is very personal, and should be interpreted accordingly.... The Language of Dreams


The Big Dictionary of Dreams

Rarely we dream of scents that are not from the physical space where we are sleeping. Otherwise, the smells in dreams have a highly sensuous connotation.

It is possible that the unconscious has launched a compensation mechanism in response to lack of satisfactory sexual intercourse. Although sharp and unpleasant odors are very rare, if you perceived one, it means that you are reacting to the attitudes of others.

Each scent has a specific meaning. Mothballs allude to scandal; ginger, to love affairs; jasmine, to true spiritual experience; lavender, happiness in relationships; and nutmeg, deception. In general, a bad smell means disease; and a good one, health. Perfume denotes beauty and pride. To notice a good smell emanated by someone promises new friends; but if someone detects your odor, it is indicative of lost friendships.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams


Complete Dictionary of Dreams

There are dreams in which the sense of smell is activated. Smell is the most primitive of all of the senses, and there are powerful sense memories that are evoked when certain smells are present. This type of deep memory- response may be what is triggering a dream in which smell plays a role.

If there is something specific that is being smelled in the dream, use that to inform your interpretation.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams


My Dream Interpretation

To dream of something smelly (an unpleasant odor) predicts anxieties which could be major or minor, depending on how bad the dream smell is. Also, to smell something in your dream often indicates your past experiences and feelings with that particular smell. Your dream may be trying to convey a feeling to you by associating it with a familiar smell.... My Dream Interpretation


Islamic Dream Interpretation

Fragrant flowers such as roses, jasmine, narcissus, marigold, daisies etc.- if any of these are seen detached from its stem-it suggest that the observer will lose his accumulated wealth. But if they are not, it is a harbinger of a son who will be good, hones and righteous. How righteous he will be depends on the intensity of the fragrance given off by such a flower.... Islamic Dream Interpretation


Islamic Dream Interpretation

The observer will meet a man of honour, integrity and respect.... Islamic Dream Interpretation

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