(see Incense, Perfume)
On the dream plane, smells frequently engender memories of past experiences and our reactions to those experiences. Like other senses, the way we feel about each aroma is very personal, and should be interpreted accordingly.
Matters of love and commitment. In ancient Greece, cheese was used as part of traditional ivedding cakes.
As a visual pun, this may reflect a “cheesy” attitude or outlook.
Consider the type of cheese for more potential symbolism. Swiss cheese represents plans that have lots of holes in them, whereas Roquefort stands for something not smelling quite right (see Smells).
In Switzerland, a cheese fondue portends unexpected guests, because the food is so tasty that it inspires visits!
Longevity of your achievements or ideas. According to Pliny, Zoroaster lived for 30 years on cheese alone.... The Language of Dreams
Cracking open: Coming out of a shell and enjoying a more social existence. Alternatively, the hirth of new ideals or abilities.
Potential and fertility just waiting to be liberated from within.
Rotten: Something about this predicament “smells” bad, even though it mav outwardly appear quite good.
A fragile or delicate situation requiring diplomacy (e.g., “walking on egg shells”).
The creative force of the Universe becoming actively expressed in and through your life. In several mythological cycles including those of Egypt and Greece, the primordial cosmic matter is represented by an egg.
Folk medicine: If placed in the ground or broken into soil, this represents the waning of sickness.... The Language of Dreams
If you remember dreams in which you are fainting, the setting of the dream and the details leading to the fainting spell are important. Fainting in your dream suggests that you are unable to consciously confront the issues or the topic that is being raised by the unconscious. In daily life, we faint when we are ill or when we are overcome by environmental forces (i.e. heat, smells, a traumatic event or a dramatic visual image). In the dream, internal forces, images or emotions that may be to powerful for us to process may have an overwhelming effect on the dream ego and fainting occurs.
The fainting dream may be the first step in a process of becoming more aware of a particular area of your life.
The unconscious will continue to send up messages and eventually you may be able to experience the unconscious psychic event that currently results in fainting.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you do, it is usually a sign that you are enjoying life and your sensuality.
The type of fragrance indicates how you feel about the subject or object that gives off the fragrance (there are some smells we simply can t stand).
It was not only Freud who insisted that fragrances are very effective in bringing back memories of places and people.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Distinctiveness. On the Tree of Life, each fruit was grown by its own design. Similarly, fruits have colors, shapes, and smells that set them apart from one another.
In oracular dream books, figs symbolize wealth and wisdom, melons indicate travel and adventure, golden apples express financial opportunities, and pears indicate
improvements at work. Cherries may portend a loss of love, lemons reveal growing relationships, oranges promise devotion from one adored, and strawberries foretell a rural adventure.
Harvesting fruit equates to cultivating talents, characteristics, or spiritual gifts. Be sure, however, that you wait to pick these fruits when they are fully ripened for the most pleasing personal results.
Forbidden fruits, like the apples in Eden, equate to taboos—things, people, situations, or material desires that entice you to stray from a belief.... The Language of Dreams
If one sees himselfsmearing his hair with excess grease, and if grease starts to run over his face in a dream, it means adversities, burdens and a painful depression. Ifit is a normal quantity, then it means beautifying oneself.
If the grease smells bad in the dream, it means sarcastic praises equivalent to the degree of its stench, or it could represent a prostitute, or an insolent man. 194 Rubbing oneselfwith mercury or a fragrant cream mixed with musk in a dream means hearing favorable praises and earning a good reputation. Lubricating someone else’s head in a dream means evil and the subject should take precautions toward the one greasing his head. Having ajar of grease or cream to rub one’s body with it or to apply it to others in a dream means fawning, adulation, flattery, hypocrisy, falsehood or backbiting, etcetera. Ifone sees his own face rubbed with grease in a dream, it means a lifetime of abstinence and religious fasting. Rubbing oneself with a cream as a treatment or as a medicine to lessen one’s pain in a dream means that one will correct himself, or save money as a bridal dower or as a down payment toward a purchase. (Also see Lubrication; Stuffed turkey)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A hallucination can be experienced through any of the senses singly, or all of them together. So one might have a hallucinatory smell or sound.
To understand hallucinations, which are quite common without any use of drugs such as alcohol, LSD or cannabis, one must remember that everyone has the natural ability to produce such images. One of the definitions of a dream according to Freud is its hallucinatory quality. While asleep we can create full sensory, vocal, motor and emotional expenence in our dream. While dreaming we usually accept what we experience as real.
A hallucination is an experience of the function which produces dreams’ occurring while we have our eyes open.
The voices heard, people seen, smells smelt, although appearing to be outside us, are no more exterior than the things and images of our dreams. With this information one can understand that much classed as psychic phenomena and religious experience is an encounter with the dream process. That does not, of course, deny its imponance.
There are probably many reasons why Sue should experience a hallucination and her husband not. One might be that powerful drives and emotions might be pushing for attention in her life. Some of the primary drives are the reproductive drive, urge towards independence, pressure to meet unconscious emotions and past trauma and fears, any of which, in order to achieve their ends, can produce hallucinations.
A hallucination is therefore not an ‘illusion’ but a means of giving information from deeper levels of self. Given such names as mediumship or mystical insight, in some cultures or individuals the ability to hallucinate is often rewarded socially.
Drugs such as LSD, cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, pey- ote and opium can produce hallucinations. This is sometimes because they allow the dream process to break through into consciousness with less intervention.
If this occurs without warning it can be very disturbing.
The very real dangers are that unconscious content, which in ordinary dreaming breaks through a threshold in a regulated way, emerges with little regulation. Fears, paranoid feelings, past traumas, can emerge into the consciousness of an individual who has no skill in handling such dangerous forces. Because the propensity of the unconscious is to create images, an area of emotion might emerge in an image such as the devil. Such images, and the power they contain, not being integrated in a proper therapeutic setting, may haunt the individual, perhaps for years. Even at a much milder level, elements of the unconscious will emerge and disrupt the person’s ability to appraise reality and make judgments. Unacknowledged fears may lead the drug user to rationalise their reasons for avoiding social activity or the world of work. See ESP and dreams; dead lover in husband under family. See also out of body experience.... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If one smells a hyacinth flower in a dream, it means relief from sorrow, end of adversities, good deeds, or making a true promise. Ifone sees a deceased person carrying such a flower, or offering him a hyacinth flower to smell in a dream, it means that the deceased person is dwelling in paradise.
If an unwed person sees a hyacinth flower in his dream, it means that he will get married.
If a married person sees a hyacinth flower in his dream, it means that he will beget a son, or he may acquire knowledge, or specialize in a scientific project that will add to his pride. Perhaps, a fragrant hyacinth in a dream could mean disturbances, distress, or a sickness. It is said that any flower from the lily family may represent death when presented to a sick person in a dream. Ahealthy hyacinth plant in the ground means a beautiful son, or good words.
A garland of hyacinth flowers in a dream means honor.
A hyacinth flower salesman in a dream represents a worrisome person, for such flowers do not remain long in his possession. Ifany of the flowers of the lily family are cut, or made into a bouquet in the dream, then they mean sorrow, and if they are seen on their mother plant, they mean happiness, a husband or a son.
If one sees a hyacinth flower being raised to the heavens in a dream, it means the death of a gnostic or that of a renowned scholar.
A hyacinth in a dream also represents a son when standing erect in the fields, and it represents a woman when gathered as a bouquet of flowers, while it means a calamity if seen cut and placed inside a flower pot, a vase, or in an inappropriate place.
A hyacinth flower in a dream also represents a beautiful woman or blessings, its fragrance represents one’s love for his wife, and its tenderness represents one’s concern and support for his family. Seeing branches of hyacinth spread inside a house in a dream means lauding or commending someone. Ifone is offered a hyacinth flower but find that it carries no fragrance in the dream, it means an adversity.lfone throws a hyacinth flower to another person in a dream, it means that the receiver will experience sorrow at his hand and that their friendship will be hampered.
If one sees another person sitting inside a mosque and surrounded with hyacinth in a dream, it means that the other person is backbiting him though what he is saying is not true. (Also see Lily of the valley; Water lily; Stones)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one puts food in his mouth in a dream, it means worldly gains and profits, unless one puts something that tastes bad, or which is spoiled, then it means losses, distress and depression. Putting good and tasty food or sweets in one’s mouth in a dream means living a happy and a rich life.
If one’s mouth is buckled in a dream, it means death, sickness, dumbness, silence, helplessness, or defeat. Ifone’s mouth looks larger than usual in the dream, it denotes growth and greater benefits, but if one’s mouth looks smaller in the dream, then it means the opposite.
If one’s mouth smells good in the dream, it means speaking good words. Infection of one’s mouth in a dream means a disaster or business losses.
If something nice comes out of one’s mouth in a dream, it means kindness toward others. Ifone sees his mouth sealed in a dream and did not know who did it, it means a scandal or defamation. In a dream, one’s mouth is interpreted in seven ways : It could mean knowledge, a coffer, a cellar, a bookcase, a market, a doorman, a minister, or a door.
If a pious person sees a harness around his mouth in a dream, it means fasting from food.
If an impious person sees that, it means rebuke and reprimand. (Also see Body’)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The answers you seek are as plain as the nose on your face. See Body.... Strangest Dream Explanations
If a child smells such an odor from under his armpit in his dream, it means that he has reached his puberty, or it could mean an illness or an accident that could take away his life. (Also see Cloud of smoke; Perspiration; Smell)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees his bottle of perfume evaporating in the dream, it means regards accompanied with apprehension and danger.
If a sick person smells perfumed oils in his dream, it means his death.
If a woman perfumes herself in a dream, it means engaging in good deeds.
If she is unmarried, it means that she will get married and the same goes for men.
If a thief or an impostor anoint himself with perfume in a dream, it means that he will repent for stealing. (Also see Amber; Galia moschata; Musk)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
1- When we dream of smelling perfume, we are often being reminded of particular memories. Smells can be extremelv evocative and we may need to recapture a certain emotion associated with that specific perfume.
2- Certain perfumes may remind us of people we have known. We may have a good or bad reaction to that smell. Just as people appearing in dreams remind us of our own qualities, so also can perfumes.
3- Intuitive information can often recognised because of a particular perfume.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If you dream of something that smells good, then this is a sign that something fortuitous is happening.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A smell can remind us of a particular situation or person. Odour attracts, repels, relaxes or offends, and so depicts feeling responses and intuition, and may summarise what we feel about a person or situation. Frequently in dreams a smell expresses an intuition of something rotten in one’s life if the smell is bad—rotten might mean ‘bad’ emotions felt in a relationship, a hunch or feelings about something, as in the example; memories. Good smell: good feelings; non-verbalised intimations or love.
Also explainable by the large number of idioms regarding smell. Idioms: on the right scent; throw someone off the scent; in bad/good odour with; odour of sanctity; smell a rat; smell of greasepaint; smells fishy; something stinks to high heaven; like stink; raise a stink; what you did stinks. See nose under body. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Self-assertion and confidence.
The skunks scent is a protective odor, but it is uniquely its own.
Getting the respect one is due. Skunks do not like confrontation, and usually withhold their spray until no other option is left. Have you been holding back in some area where recognition of your abilities is long overdue?
Irritating people or situations. Being sprayed by a skunk causes all kinds of distress, most of which stems from frustration about being in the wrong place at the wrong time!... The Language of Dreams
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A bad odor symbolizes aversion (“I cant stand the smell of “). Pleasant smells symbolize affection. Furthermore, the expression “having a nose for news” may play a role in this image, pointing to the fact that you can either trust your intuition (do you “smell a rat”.7) or that you should trust more.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
1- To be conscious of a smell in a dream usually means that we are trying to identify an object or where the smell is coming from. Most other senses are sharpened in dreams, but the sense of smell is made available only if a specific interpretation is needed and particular note should be taken of what it is we smell.
2- Childhood is a time when smell is very significant. Many smells which are associated with that time, e.g. baking bread, burning oil, flowers, school dinners, can still be very evocative for us as adults.
A pleasant smell could represent happy times or memories, whereas a bad smell can hold memories of particularly traumatic times.
3- As one’s spiritual senses develop, the ability to sense and recognise smells from the past on a clairvovant level can be somewhat frightening. Provided this ability is recognised merely as a means of identifying a time, place or person there need be no problem and we need have no fear.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary