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Old 08-09-2006, 03:59 PM   #21
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Diesel exhaust (it's much better in my memory with rose-colored glasses)
That first whiff of fresh air-- any fresh air-- when the hatch is cracked open
Coffee coming up through the bridge hatch
Fresh fruit (especially oranges!) coming down the topside hatch
Baking bread
Fresh warm cinnamon rolls
Hot pizza
Surfboard wax
That first breath of sea foam/salt air when you've been held down too long
Pikake
Gardenias
Beach barbeque
Chocolate
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Re: What's your favorite odd smells?
Old 08-09-2006, 04:02 PM   #22
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Racing fuel

Enamel paints - reminds me of building models with my dad

Hickory smoke - Mmmmm BBQ

Gun powder - The smell of freedom

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Magnolia blossoms. Honeysuckle. Night blooming jasmine. Sandalwood incense. Tide pool at low tide. A fish pulled out of cold salt water. Sea urchin eggs just when you crack off the top. Salmon roe. An oyster right off the beach on a cool day. The way a horse smells when you unsaddle him after a good ride. Fendi perfume. Any clean woman.

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None of the smells I like seem odd to me--here are some that haven;t been mentioned:

roasting turkey
frying garlic
boiling shellfish
baking bread
simmering tomato sauce
roses
gasoline (I read many years ago that meant I woud become easily addicted to heroin--is that nuts?? I kinda like the smell of burning heating oil, too...childhood)
air-dried laundry
my husband's sweat (pheromones I presume!)
the sea
piney woods
South Carolina swamps
fresh-cut grass...the "chlorophyll" smell
orange-spice tea (like Constant Comment)



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garlic sauteed in butter !!
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Texas BBQ and Im living in CA atm. Man if we had the room Id have a big old smoker with a briscuit going.
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Jack Daniels and good brandy
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Most of the above bring back memories and I enjoy but the one I love the most is the smell of a stable first thing in the morning. The hay, the horses, the "by products", it all smells wonderful to me, guess I'm just a farm girl at heart.

The other strange one is diesel fuel, we lived near a gravel pit and had gravel trucks up and down our road for years when I was a kid.
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Magnolia blossoms. Honeysuckle. Night blooming jasmine. Sandalwood incense. Tide pool at low tide. A fish pulled out of cold salt water. Sea urchin eggs just when you crack off the top. Salmon roe. An oyster right off the beach on a cool day. The way a horse smells when you unsaddle him after a good ride. Fendi perfume. Any clean woman.

Sounds like a classified ad in the personal's section.
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Rain, fresh mown hay or grass, kitchen foods made from scratch... chili, cinnnamon rolls, Christmas Cookies by the hundreds, fresh coffee in the pre-dawn, puppy breath and a clean quiet baby to name a few. Hmmmmmmmmmm guess they are not so odd... I could add a nice barn smell after milking too!
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Passing a farm field with recently spread cow manure.

The scent of a mildly sweaty woman.
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Sounds like a classified* ad in the personal's section.* *
I forgot one- the smell when you open a bee-hive on a hot day.

Of course I like all the usual ones too- baking apples, a wood fire. They just aren't as delightful to me as these others.

And as for industrial or automotive smells that many seem to like- not me!*
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Mescaline Nothing comes to mind....
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"I forgot one- the smell when you open a bee-hive on a hot day."

Lol a short checker?
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wet concrete of the sidewalks when it first starts raining.
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- A box of crayons
- Cigarette smoke--outside only (I've never smoked, but my parents did. I can't explain why I like this smell--I do not like cigarette smoke indoors)
- Kiwi shoe polish
- Freshly opened tin of coffee
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  • ditto on crayons
  • ditto on fried/sauteed garlic
  • fried fish
  • nail-polish remover
  • pages of a new book
  • not so noticeable in US for me:* the smell of rain after it first hits the hot, dry ground
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Re: What are your favorite odd smells?

lots of the above.. especially leather (the leather inside new shoes!!)

For odd: I never really mind the smell of skunk, or horse manure.
I love the smell of print shops: the ink, the paper, the solvents..

Hard to think of a smell that, in and of itself, is truly "odd".

Some of the worst smells: burnt broccoli and the piece of raw chicken my dog buried that got all maggoty.
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