Where to begin? I read that fully and thoughtfully - links included. Hmm! Without wanting to appear overly gushing, I’ll measure my reply to a short and sweet respectful admiration (and a healthy degree of intrigue) to both you and your post!
Okay, due praise paid, the question of fragrant smells and entities is a fascinating one. I do believe that is entirely possible, and I venture to guess such a possibility would be within the constitution or the power of some particular high order of non-physical being (whatever nomenclature is used). Wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could now regale this forum thread with tales of entity encounters imbuing my research setting with a sweet-smelling atmosphere? Alas! I cannot. I had thought I’d discerned a distinctly metallic smell during one encounter, but on reflection, I considered I was smelling the lingering exhaled DMT vapours.
I keep coming back to this:
I can only think of one way...a very difficult challenging way that needs a very settled mind that is very religious...and the ability to be what you seek: a simple spark of awareness inside a whole lot of potential stimulus [....] Maybe you have found the same?
And your reference to reading theosophical works. Funny, but I had previously come to the understanding that the only way to fully understand what those non-physical entities truly are, would be by partaking (literally so) of their nature: becoming as them. Not that I consider I can do so. But theosophical works such as Devas and Men - A Compilation of Theosophical Studies on the Angelic Kingdom, seem to point to such a rarefied possibility.
Always good wishes