Like most everything, enhanced awareness of smell provides insight into our unconscious. Focus on it and we will remember the earliest poignant memories. Attraction is most always influenced by it. Of course, these days we have been robbed of it. Perhaps our general malaise in connecting to others now, is, we are unaware as to how to reestablish uniting, relating and associating through the ongoing face coverings.
If Narcissus, the flower was being picked by Persephone when she was abducted by Pluto, does this mean, she was actually being saved from being too self-involved? And was it the smell?