Have you ever had a pleasing reaction to something but were unable to articulate how it makes you feel because it makes absolutely no sense? For example, I love the smell of freshly opened tennis balls. I am fully aware that the smell shouldn’t be great, it’s hardly enticing on paper. If I had to describe it, I’d say it’s a musky, muddy, petroleum, rubbery odor. Sounds great, huh? Interestingly, there is a fraction of the population who, like me, loves this smell.
And if you aren’t near tennis balls on the regular, the scent of the gasoline you pump into your car is more readily available. Some of you reading this are one foot out the door to the nearest gas station, the rest are totally confused.
I normally hate the color orange, and the only reason why I got this was because I was going to mix it with a few things and experiment. But, all on it’s own, this color is lovely! Like shiny Navel oranges, or a sunset. Needless to say, I haven’t mixed it with anything else. 🙂
If you are sitting there claiming “my senses just aren’t linked that way” but you’ve made it this far in the article, you’re likely curious what other people feel from ASMR and why they are obsessed with it.