My best friend, Girlie, and her boyfriend at the time, used to keep all their equipment in one particular drawer in their bedroom; the "leftover" heroin
to be used later, dirty cookers & used cottons they were saving for later, emptied baggies (for later scraping, if needed), syringes, etc. At first there was a strong smell only when opening that particular drawer, then the whole dresser smelled like heroin & eventually that corner of the room smelled like heroin.
In addition, they spent time in bed dopesick as well, which has it's own unique & disgusting smell. The sheets, then the mattress itself reeked of "dopesick sweat". Eventually, just walking into the room, one could smell both heroin & dopesickness; it was reasonably unpleasant, but they said they didn't notice it so much once they were actually high.
Have others noticed that special, icky smell that seems to come out of ones pores when they're kicking heroin? I've spoken to people who say they especially notice it in the oil on their nose (esp right when they wake up), and Girlie said she even noticed it under her fingernails, that she washed her hands constantly whenever she was in detox, because the smell grossed her out so much. But I few people I've asked have said they can literally smell it coming out of their skin when they're detoxing, and I've noticed it on them myself; I could just smell, say, the top of Girlie's forearm, and it had this strange, sickly sweet smell that was reminiscent of heroin (I guess, since that's what her dresser smelled like & she told me that smell was heroin) & something undefinable...