A few days ago I ordered some Naga Jolokia powder. Today it arrived. In my eagerness to verify the goods I opened the container and caught a whiff of it -- my nose about 2-3 inches away from the top of the jar.
This is what being punched in the nose smells like.
Got some salsa-making tips from Kristina so over the next weeks I would expect there to be a bit of experimentation around the kitchen. Now I just need some protective gear and I can start calibrating. I think we will start with a "mild discomfort"-rating as the first goal and then gradually move it up to the point where I can make Erik McD sweat.