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post #21 of 39

mamalisa, I am also HUGE on smells...

 

I forgot to put orange blossoms!

post #22 of 39

My boyfriend.

 

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post #23 of 39

Pine trees, bread baking, cranberry, black raspberry vanilla...

post #24 of 39

Baking chocolate chip cookies

 

Pecan pie

 

Hot summer sun on a blackberry patch

 

A clove-covered orange or lemon

 

Mmmmm, yes groves of orange trees in full bloom

 

Yet another post, but I keep thinking of wonderful smells!

post #25 of 39
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Lilac reminds me of the giant bush on the side of my house growing up.


 

This reminds me, we had a daphne bush by the front door when I was growing up, and the smell of those blooms was positively intoxicating. 

post #26 of 39

 

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Hot summer sun on a blackberry patch

 

Oh yeah, that's a great one!

 

I also like the smell of cold - specifically in the winter after a big snow - the first day of bright sunshine where everything is all glittery and still. Anyone else know that smell? Or is this just me being really weird?

post #27 of 39
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Oh yeah, that's a great one!

 

I also like the smell of cold - specifically in the winter after a big snow - the first day of bright sunshine where everything is all glittery and still. Anyone else know that smell? Or is this just me being really weird?

I do find that snow has a smell and a sound, too.  Or at least the quality of the air changes.  I lived in snowy Spokane for many years growing up, and I became very familiar with what you are talking about.  
 

 

post #28 of 39

 

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I do find that snow has a smell and a sound, too.  Or at least the quality of the air changes.  I lived in snowy Spokane for many years growing up, and I became very familiar with what you are talking about.  


I knew there were others. :-) Everything just becomes heavier almost, and still, and smells crisp and icy. It's kind of hard to describe accurately. 

 

post #29 of 39
Thread Starter 

cut grass

rain on the pavement

cigar smoke, preferably black and milds... technically not a real cigar

honey suckle

 

post #30 of 39

hmmm so i am going to work on some definitions. 

 

smells mean childhood. so my favourite smells are what takes me back in an instant. 

 

1. cigar smoke - the real kind that my gpa used to smoke. i have known to follow that smell or stop dead in my tracks and enjoy it when i got a whiff of it. 

2. a specific type of honeysuckle that grew outside the house i grew up in till i was 5 years old.

3. tangerine - on a cold, cold early dark dawn on a bus during a school trip. 

4. wet earth smell from a distant thundershower. (heavy rain and thundershowers - electric storms are my favourite weather)

 

otherwise i love other 'scents' but i gag at any food or baking smells. esp. if i smell them while on a moving vehicle. i have been known to throw up after travelling in a car with a vanilla air freshner, or coffee, or caramel or chocolate or cinnamon. dont get me wrong. i love those things - but only as taste but not as smell.

 

i love herb smell and lemon, ginger, garlic, white rice cooking

 

but no way baking. too much dessert makes me sick - throw up sick. so i cant stand the smell of 'sweet' baking. it makes me nauseaus. but i love the smell of baking bread or even meat. mmm. 

 

 

post #31 of 39

Burnt popcorn (weird, I know, but a man I adored when I was 4-5 liked his popcorn burnt, and that smell reminds me of him to this day)

Pipe tobacco

Sandalwood

Patchouli

Wood fires

Coffee

Freshly baked pumpkin pie

Old books

post #32 of 39

newborn baby breath

fresh garlic/basil/cucumbers

lasagna

fresh warm diapers straight out of the dryer

coffee beans

cinnamon sticks

post #33 of 39
Aveda's Shapure shampoo is my all time favorite smell.

Also:
rosemary
pine
almond oil
almost anything baking - bread, cookies, cakes, etc...
post #34 of 39
Thread Starter 

Ok I have another, it's kind of gross though.

 

A sweaty man smelling of cigarette smoke.  Of course the combo has to be just right and they have to be sweaty from hard labor.  Oh and they have had to been smoking Marlboro reds.  That is my grandpa right there!  Love that smell.  

 

The smell of hot dogs.  Not the food but the actually dog.  My cow dogs smells awesome after sunbathing.  She uncurls her long legs and you can smell her warm skin.  Weird but I love that smell.  Could be because it coincides with her enjoyment of the sun and her comfort.  

post #35 of 39
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Ok I have another, it's kind of gross though.

 

A sweaty man smelling of cigarette smoke.  Of course the combo has to be just right and they have to be sweaty from hard labor.  Oh and they have had to been smoking Marlboro reds.  That is my grandpa right there!  Love that smell.  

 

 



You're right that's gross. I even smoked those in my crazy youth, but the faintest hint of cigarette makes me want to hurl any more.

 

post #36 of 39

Line dried sheets

 

Oh, and my grandparents smelled like bacon and percolated coffee.  At least I get carried back when I smell the two together.

post #37 of 39

 

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Oh, and my grandparents smelled like bacon and percolated coffee.  At least I get carried back when I smell the two together.


Me too, only I associate it with my great grandparents and spending summers on their farm. It really takes me back to the happiest time in my childhood. 

 

post #38 of 39

almond, almond and more almond!

post #39 of 39

my favorite smells are Lilac, Plumeria, DS, and DH ROTFLMAO.gif

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