• Yes I can too.
  • Does it smell like blood to you?
    • bostjan64
      I'm terrible at describing smells, but, to me, it's a similar smell. Copper has a slightly more "fishy" smell, as poor as that description might be. Blood smells more "salty." I can't smell the difference between galvanized steel and mild steel, but, in a blind test, I was able to guess copper and iron correctly 5 times out of 5. I haven't tried the blind test with blood.
    • Linda Joy
      I have a diminished sense of smell. They even did a brain scan to make sure I didn't have a tumor (I think the residents like to practice on us) It kinda scared me until I figured that out.
  • The above answers are incorrect. The vapor pressure of metals is so small as to be practically insignificant. In a 2006 study by a Trusted Source published in a journal from the German Chemical Society found that the metallic smell is actually a type of body odor that emerges when certain oils in the skin break down after contact with metal objects or metallic chemicals. Not the metal itself.
  • Yes it has a pretty distinctive smell.
  • Yes; it's worse when it is a taste, and no, I never tasted copper either.

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