Märtha Sandin Värn has to wear a nose clip when she goes into the kitchen at her shared student accomodation in Lund. Her parosmia means she cannot stand the smell of foods such as garlic and onions.
Losing one’s sense of smell and taste are now recognised as classic symptoms of coronavirus.
For some, this goes on for months and can even lead to a condition known as parosmia, where scents and aromas don’t smell like they used to. In almost all cases, the smells are really bad.
Radio Sweden speaks to four women who lost the ability to smell through Covid-19 and now have to live in a world where everyday food can smell like garbage or worse.