The Nose Knows

Going on estrogen re-wires your entire body, and one of the changes is that your sense of smell becomes more sensitive (on the whole female humans have a better sense of smell than males).

That was really brought home to me earlier this afternoon during my stop in Carson City. There have been thundershowers today and the petrichor (the smell after it rains) was so strong that it was pungent at times. Never had that happen before.