Do you deliberately run over a fresh skunk carcass in the road just to get the smelly skunk odor all over your car? Do you then turn on your AC so the scent can fill your vehicle and have your nostrils inhaling in heavenly bliss? Do you then go home and brag about your “lucky find” to everybody you know? If so, you love the smell of skunk, and you’re not alone.
According to the appropriately titled website, skunklover.com, apparently 10% of our population is simply infatuated with the smell of skunk. It’s not that strange, really. Many people who love the smell of skunk also love the smell of gasoline and cigarette smoke (myself included). Why we love the smell of skunk is not entirely known, but the scent attraction is so popular there are actually people who make money selling skunk odor as a perfume, and you can easily buy it on eBay if you so chose.
My fiance’s favorite saying is, “I’m so hungry I’d eat the ass out of a skunk” yet he’s had many times to actually do just that with all the carcasses on the road. Every time he catches a whiff of the bloated odorous rodent in the middle of the road he begins gagging and puking, much to my delight, while I am blissfully inhaling the stench in pure love.
Is the smell of skunk an aphrodisiac? In the book “Animal Speak- the Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small” by Ted Andrews, the skunk’s odor is toted as a smell that “almost anyone can recognize. This has links to how skunk awakens in others a greater recognition of you and your own abilities… When skunk shows up, you can usually expect to experience stronger sexual responses to others and in their response to you.”
I truly believe there is something to skunk smell, and apparently about 10% of us admittedly agree. It makes me horny as all get out, to tell you the truth, so the spiritual, magical skunk is definitely doing its job. There’s definitely something to the smell of skunk that makes me go batty every time I smelled it.
In the words of Pepe Le Pew himself, “I am ze locksmith of love, no?”