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I have worked and stayed in several countries, met people from different cultures, food , languages etc. but one thing which I heard from almost every foreigner was Indians curry and kitchen have high smell.
Well it is not a complement but an embarrassing situation in front of other people. We Indians are known to cook our food with lot of spices, deep fry them and make sure that it not only tastes good but also smells good.
I can recall one of the instances when I was in Japan preparing my dinner. I made sure the tadka I was preparing would soothe our taste buds and belly but little did I know that it would lead to an embarrassing situation for me. There was a neighbour on my door who was knocking hard. When I opened the door, he said
Rajput san, ogenki desuka ? Anatawa daijobu kanjite imasu ( Rajput san , how are you ? Are you feeling alright?
Nani ga ogarimashita ? I said (what happened )
Nanika nensho no surudoi kaori ( There is sharp smell of something burning )
I was hugely embarrassed hearing this and had a tough time explaining him that I was preparing dinner and Indian curries generally have such strong smell of spices. It was really challenging during my stay in the society due to my Indian cooking habits.
This was not one off incident in a foreign country where the culture and food habits are different than ours resulting in highly smelling kitchen, home and also the surroundings. The situation becomes more embarrassing when we have some guests visiting our house and smelly condition persists.
The situation is even worse in those cases when the person visiting our home is pure vegetarian but your kitchen smells of chicken or mutton which you had prepared few days back. Though you made every effort in cleaning the kitchen but the smell of garlic, spices, mutton etc. still lingers on.
The facial expression on your guests face is visible and makes it more embarrassing to host them at your house. In such situation the only hope and way I see is using a room freshener from Ambi Pur. Ambi Pur air fresheners come in exotic variants and do their job really well. I always make sure that I keep some in each room of my home. It is quite easy to spray around the house & kitchen and leaves behind a delightful perfume removing all odours.