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40 Things You Never Realized About Ron & Hermione

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Hermione Smells Ron in Amormentia

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During one potions class, Hermione explains that Amormentia, one of the potions they’re examining, makes people smell the things that are most attractive to them. When Hermione lists those smells, they’re freshly mown grass, new parchment, and spearmint toothpaste.

There’s a fourth smell, though, that Hermione identifies and doesn’t say out loud. According to J.K. Rowling, Hermione also smells Ron’s hair in the potion, but saying that out loud would have been incredibly embarrassing. She had clearly developed feelings for Ron by Half-Blood Prince, and Rowling used the potion to help her realize it. If only everyone could smell that potion and sort out their love lives.

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