# 2761 Making Sense of Scent


Q. When I eat a food that is both tasty and also has a very good smell and my intention is both to enjoy the smell and to eat the food. Should I make two brachot? Should the bracha on the smell be said first since that is the first thing I enjoy?
A. Mishna Berura (226: 4) rules that when two blessings are in front of one, such as a brocho on food and another on smell, one should recite the blessing on the food first and then recite the one on the smell. The reason given is that there is a greater importance to food eaten since it enters and feeds the body.
Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that when the food is the same item that provides the smell, usually no brocho is recited on the smell.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit”a


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