Scent and smoke hit the taste buds with a thwack at three o'clock in the morning. (first version)
Scent and smoke and sweat can suddenly combine together and hit the taste buds with an acid shock at three o'clock in the morning. (second attempt)
The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three o'clock in the morning.
Opening sentence of Ian Fleming's first James Bond Novel, Casino Royale.
Tuesday Tip - One sentence can be the key to your whole book.
This anecdote from "Writing Your Way" by Manjusvara.