Ever since I was a kid, I hated the smell of Bengay (the ointment that people apply on arthritis areas or whatever). It's not that I find the smell "powerful" as I don't care that much about other strong odored stuff like food and the like, but whenever I get a whiff of the Bengay scent, it makes my body heat up. Inside my chest I feel as if there's some kind of hot flame trying to climb up to my brain and it's very uncomfortable. The (tiny) hair on my back stands up and my eyes turn red, and sometimes I actually shed tears because my eyes feel like they're burning.
After smelling Bengay, I am also affected mentally it seems. I become easily irritated, I feel like I'm being confined in a small area and I can't get out. The air suddenly feels "thick" and it's hard to move around. I also start perspiring. There are also times that Bengay seems to cause headaches to me.
My worst experience with Bengay was when I had a fever as a child after doing too much physical activity at school. For some odd reason, Bengay was applied all over my body. I felt like dying. When everybody left the room, I sneaked into the bathroom and showered just to get the horrible stuff off of my body.
Although I hate both cigarette smoke and the Bengay scent, I'll have to say Bengay has far more horrible effects on me than the second hand smoke coming from my very inconsiderate neighbor who probably has lung cancer by now.
What do you think about the smell of Bengay, do you like it or do you despise it? What was your first encounter with Bengay like?
|09-16-12 at 11:45 PM||#1|
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|09-17-12 at 12:32 AM||#2|
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Is there a chance that you could have some sort of allergic reaction to it? I don't think I've ever smelled bengay, so I couldn't say what my reaction would be. I have a bad reaction to chorizo though lol. When I was a kid me and my brothers would play tricks and mean jokes on each other. I was in the shower and the bathroom door wouldn't lock because it was broken. Well my brother had this idea to dump chorizo and its grease (not hot) on me while I was showering. It smelled so gross and bad I threw up, since then I have not been able to stomach the sight or smell of it, unless it is cooked with beans/refried beans o.0
|09-17-12 at 02:21 AM||#3|
Join Date: Oct 2011
I take it this is the US equivalent of Deep Heat?
I can't say the smell bothers me, but I do know (now) not to use it of groin strains as a result of sports injuries....
In the words of Jerry Lee Lewis, Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fire!
|09-17-12 at 03:26 AM||#4|
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|09-17-12 at 08:45 AM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Easter Islands
Bengay smells like this chewing gum in US called WinterFresh lol rub winter fresh all over.
|09-17-12 at 10:04 AM||#6|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Never Never Land
Yeah, I don't care for the smell of Bengay either. I have used it on my left wrist and it does ease the pain pretty fast although NOTHING gets rid of it completely. I just live with the ache most of the time but if you ever are afflicted with arthritis, you will use Bengay or anything else to stop the pain---and you won't care what it smells like if it works. I would sacrifice a chicken and drink goat urine if I thought it would get rid of the pain forever. I have to sympathize with all those that suffer with the chronic forms of arthritis!
|09-17-12 at 11:59 AM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Bengay kinda burns my nose when I smell it. Most probably dislike the smell tho its not so pleasant.
|09-17-12 at 04:19 PM||#8|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Australia (GMT+10)
After smelling Bengay, I am also affected mentally it seems. I become easily irritated,
There's nothing funny about arthritis, I have it in my knees...........
|09-17-12 at 04:22 PM||#9|
Too sexy for this board
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I knew a nice chap called Ben, who was gay, he smelt like roses and Butt sex, nice chap...