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Wayne Curtis, “The Sniffer,” The Atlantic

Source: John Cuneo,
Source: John Cuneo,

“From the age of 6 or 7, I’ve had an almost freakish sense of smell,” says Nancy Fraley. “When I give my partner a hug and smell her hair, I can pretty much tell what she’s eaten the entire day. Not that I go around smelling people’s hair. But it definitely comes in handy for my job.”

Fraley’s business card reads simply Nosing Services. Her job is to smell liquor from craft distillers, in order to tell them what they’re doing right or wrong. ….(read more)