Phantom Smell of Cologne
My husband was in a car accident and was killed instantly. We live in bad neighborhood and my husband knows I’m scared to death here in our home at night with just my son and I. Three days later, we had his funeral services. That night our son went to stay with my father and I went on home thinking I could be strong and be able to stay there by myself.
I smelled his cologne
Around 12:30 a.m., it was the time he came in from working second shift, I was sitting on the couch where I always sat waiting on him to come home. I was crying, because I knew I would never see him come home again. I got up off my couch to go to the kitchen to get me something to drink. Out of nowhere I smelled his cologne as if it had just been sprayed.
I knew there was no-one else in the house to spray it. Is this a sign that he is here with me or was I imagining things?
— Tina in Kentucky
I’ve heard this before.
A young man once told me that while driving to a meeting, his car filled with the scent of his grandmother’s cologne. He was later notified that she had died—at the exact time he smelled her cologne.
A similar experience happened to me.
I bought my house over 30 years ago from a woman who lost her husband and occasionally during the first few years, I would smell pipe tobacco as if someone was smoking in a small spare room. One day a neighbor who knew the previous owners told me that my spare room had been used as the man’s den where he would relax in the evening and smoke his pipe.
I believe your husband has given you a sign that he is with you. I’m so sorry for your loss. — Kat