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Experience description:  

 Approximately a week after my Mum passed over suddenly, I was sitting in my living room watching T.V but not really taking any notice as I was thinking about her. My friend was on the phone and was walking up and down as he was speaking. I was feeling very low at this point and missing her. I remember thinking 'Mum what an I going to do now you're not around.' It was immediately after I thought this that I got a distinct smell of the perfume she used to wear who's name I don't know. It was very clear and strong as though the bottle had been sprayed a few inches in front of my face. It lasted for several seconds then disappeared. When my friend got off the phone I asked if he could smell it but he couldn't. I even sniffed at his clothes to see if that was where it was coming from but there was nothing. Although I took home some towels from her house that did contain her scent, it was very faint and the towels were upstairs in the bathroom well away from the living room. Although I can't say the experience has convinced me one hundred percent, I do feel a strong possibility that it may have been her way of letting me know she was there and I drew some comfort from it.

Did you sense an awareness or presence of the deceased without actually seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling them ?  No
Did you hear the deceased or hear something associated with the deceased?  No
Did you feel a touch or experience any physical contact from the deceased?  No

Did you see the deceased?  No
Did you smell a distinct smell, fragrance or odor associated with the deceased?  Yes

Describe:  Perfume

Was the smell, scent, fragrance or odor familiar?  Yes it was my Mothers scent.

Was anything communicated by the smell?  Possibly, due to what I was thinking and my state of mind it was a message that she was still around.

Is there any possibility the smell, scent, fragrance or odor was from any other source present in your surroundings at the time of your experience?  Although I took home some towels from her house that did contain her scent, it was very faint and the towels were upstairs in the bathroom well away from the living room.

How long did the experience last?  Several seconds

Was the beginning and end of the experience gradual or more sudden?  It was all very sudden

Describe in detail your feelings/emotions during the experience:  A feeling of surprise and shock but not in an unpleasant way. Felt a sense of comfort from it.

Was there any emotional healing in any way following the experience?  Uncertain
Describe:  I still continue to feel sad about my Mums death and have doubts about where she may be but the experience has made me more open to the possibility that she is around.

Did the experience give you any spiritual understandings such as life, death, afterlife, God, etc.?  Yes
Describe:  A possibility that there may be more to us than just the physical.

To the best of your knowledge, did the deceased, during their life, ever have a near-death experience, out of body experience or other spiritual experience?  No comment
      Describe:  My Mum dreamt of her Father coming to tell her he was alright after he died and dreamt of her mother appearing to her on the night she died.

Was the experience dream like in any way?  No
Have you shared this experience with others?  Yes

      Describe:  Interest but no great reaction.

Have you shared this experience formally or informally with any other researcher or web site?  No

What emotions/feelings did you experience following your experience?  Comfort/hope

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?  Yes