Swipe Right If You Like How I Smell

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Swipe Right If You Like How I Smell

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré


omewhere in New York City, a 20-year-old man excitedly grabs his package and waves off the delivery man. He slams the door shut, turns all the locks, and dims the lights. It’s date night and he’s just been delivered a couple of dank swatches.

Slowly, he opens the box, and ten pieces of cloth roll out, all neatly wrapped in plastic. He takes a deep whiff of the first one; it’s horrendous. Then he smells the second, and is mesmerised. The smell of sweat diffuses into the incense smoke around him, as his heart skips a beat.