Here are the responses from Tuesday's sniffing booth experiment: Me on Jin:
Wrist; vegetable soap, Elbow; vegetables, Knees: sunshine, cool cucumbers, left armpit; patchouli, musk sweat, newly dry cleaned hanging garment on wooden hanger, dust, Right armpit; India (curry, pee, incense, and cow) rosemary, scallions, (note on armpit, I wasn't as comfortable sniffing her armpits as I would my own. I told her this, and she replied, well it's a bit like sniffing farts, you'd much rather inhale our own. I concurred.) Hair; dry light and sun, jojoba, head, Hands; more vegetable soap.
Jin on me:
Wrists; ink on wrist, not clean, Elbow; clean, Knees; smell beautiful, like a field of flowers, Jasmine, Right armpit; natural, fresh, bo, skin, a bit of deodorant, Left armpit; wet laundry hanging in the sun, hands; cinnamon, vanilla, Hair; clean like a baby's bottom.
Me on Lee:
Wrist; warm sunkissed skin, Elbow; sweat and unscented soap, Knees; similar to wrists, but cooler, Right armpit; salty seabrine musk with masculine deodorant, Left armpit; stronger deodorant scent, earth, mud, Hands; testicles, sweat, lotion, Head and Neck; winter hat innards, warm dirt, salt (note on head: this was Lee's truest smell) Foot; murky, rubber, ham, Chinatown mud (note on head versus feet: the head is the desert of smells whereas the feet are the jungle.)
Lee on Me:
Wrist; soap and urine, vinegar, Elbow; lotion, honey, Knee; groomed cat; Right armpit; pheromones, flowery air, Left armpit; body odor, honey, undercurrent of naturalness, like dirt, Head; crisp mountain spring that's been blown dry, Neck; powder, floral powder, Feet; sour milk, pungent.
General notes: After the first few smellings with both Jin and Lee, I did feel noticeably more comfortable with them and within the environment itself. I also observed customers sniffing themselves and others close to them.