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|27th Aug 2012, 09:39 PM||#51|
I thought of some more, some of them are inspired/"borrowed" from people above:
-The air not WHEN it rains, but AFTER it rains. Like a rainforest
Okay and this one is really, really weird. But I'll say it anyway: So when I was super duper young, like 4-5, I got lots of stomach bugs. In my family, they just got passed around like a hot potato. And so a lot of times I would just stay in the bathroom, because there was no point in leaving it. And once I had stopped blowing chunks for a while and could no longer smell any puke, I would take a deep breath and usually get a big whiff of clean-ish toilet water. So, not that I actually LIKE that smell, (of toilet water), but it's not a gross smell for me, as it would be for most people.
|28th Aug 2012, 08:04 PM||#52|
Pine straw, bleach, and washing detergent. When I was younger I would go into our washroom when I woke up. I always began my day by grabbing a handful of detergent and smelling it. I don't do it anymore. I know it's weird.
I once thought i was sad because I had no shoes, then I saw a man with no feet.
Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
|6th Sep 2012, 11:16 AM||#53|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Cigarette Smoke (Although I have never smoked)
Oh, and fabric conditioner....I have no idea why, but I only discovered it recently. When I'm away at Uni, and I'm homesick, I buy a bottle of expensive Fabric Conditioner (Usually the Fresh Cotton one) and wash duvet and pillows in it...reminds me of my boyfriend :-)
My boyfriend likes the smell of the London Underground, which I think is just too strange XD
|6th Sep 2012, 11:32 AM||#54|
Grandfather's pipe smoke smelled better than any cigarette. It's a good thing no one smokes pipes now. And coal fired trains have a un-real sweet smell that pleases me. I've often thought if I had to be executed, coal gas is a nice option. There is this plant in the yard , when cut, produces the odor of cinnamon. I walk around at dawn sniffing the air. I fear the day some animal walks up and apologizies "sorry that was me, pull my paw will you?"
wow . when toilet water is the cleanest thing left.. well, we flush it often and that's how dogs thnk it's clean.
|8th Sep 2012, 09:06 PM||#55|
Join Date: Jan 2011
The smell of hot tar/bitumen
Ones own personal, portable, unpaletable gas factory
Hot oily metal
The smell of coffee and cigarettes at the local ice cream parlour I used to visit as a kid *Mmmm Memories*
Quite a mix, I Guess I just like solventy-chemically smells
|8th Sep 2012, 09:39 PM||#56|
The smell of my old cat's fur.
Freshly mimeographed paper (not to many people know this smell, as mimeographs are very retro and not used much anymore).
Parrot pheromone (my Amazon parrot emits a very indescribable musky smell when he gets very happy or excited...).
|12th Sep 2012, 07:08 PM||#57|
I wrote a novel when I was younger about an alien race that smelled like vanilla and while I was at my computer the air smelled up with vanilla. I got afraid so I got up and searched the house for bottle spilled and still it was only at my computer I smelled this. I pray to Jesus for no demons and it go away some time. It would show up some times to follow me around supermarket long time ago this happened. It is no more.
|12th Sep 2012, 07:55 PM||#58|
I like the smell when it's raining, the smell of the cleaning aisle in the supermarket and the spices aisle. I also love the smell of bonfires.
|12th Sep 2012, 09:22 PM||#59|
Laurel I'd love to read that novel about aliens that smell of cinnamon. I think that's what's up with plants that smell of cinnamon. It hangs in the air and we never find a source.. it's out of this world for sure. Maybe that's a novel idea too.
|13th Sep 2012, 02:41 AM||#60|
Join Date: Aug 2012
I love the smell of burnt bread. Pretty much everyone in my family had a habit of burning bread and rolls at family dinners by forgetting them in the oven, so when I smell burnt bread it instantly reminds me of the laughs we always had about those moments.
Damp, musty ground. I've lived in Florida most of my life, the ground has a very distinctive smell of must and organic decay. I get homesick easily, so when I come home and smell that ground, I just feel instantly secure and fuzzy.
Not sure if it will sound odd, but I love armpit smell when it's at that magic point between "Fresh Deodorant" and "Sour Amrpit Rot". I don't like fresh deodorant smell because it's too perfumey and chemical, and of course when someone is too stank under there it's too rank smelling. That in between point, though? Holy crap, it smells awesome, especially on the fellas. Must be the delightful pheromones.
Hot cotton candy when it's still in that spinning drum thingy. I could just stand next to the kiosk and sniff that good shizz all friggin' day.
|17th Sep 2012, 09:33 PM||#61|
I agree with medical tape, but insulin! I couldn't have ever ever ever imagined that somebody would actually like the smell of insulin. Good for you listing something very unusual!
I love the smell of leather, especially horse garnet leather.
Though probably the best smell in the whole word is a pack of young kittens (alive of course).
Also, sometimes sweat smell really good especially if you can smell the iron on it if that makes any sense.
|18th Sep 2012, 11:07 PM||#62|
Dispersible aspirin - can't stand the taste (although will put up with it if a headache is bad enough), but I do like the smell of them.
|18th Sep 2012, 11:24 PM||#63|
Black grapes. Don't know what is the proper name for the variety but they smell divine. They also make a very nicely flavored grape juice and later, wine.
|19th Sep 2012, 07:10 PM||#64|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Mediterranean beach air *_*
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|21st Sep 2012, 08:58 AM||#65|
Join Date: Jul 2010
For a more normal one, I really like cinnimon
Also love the smell of my kitty when he's really sleepy, it's almost like he sweats in his sleep, even though cats only sweat through their paws 0_o
|22nd Sep 2012, 04:11 PM||#66|
If I'd remembered this one at the time of my earlier post, I'd've put it then...
Providing it's not too overpowering, I like the scent of warm rubber bands. A box of them sitting on a sunny windowsill for a couple of hours is usually enough for me to get a good whiff of them
|24th Sep 2012, 10:49 AM||#67|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Gasoline, camp fires, baby clothes, old tires (grew up in a used tire shop), fresh duct tape...I can't think of anything else at the moment, but there's probably a lot more.
|27th Sep 2012, 07:54 PM||#68|
Old books, Ikea furniture, coffee, Summer rain, my mom's pillow, old houses, leather (I used to hate that smell until I went to Marrakesh), nail polish, lipstick, glass cleaner, acrylic paint and snow (like when the sky is all white and you think 'it smells like snow').
And I know this isn't the question but I hate the smell of most flowers.
|11th Oct 2012, 02:34 AM||#69|
Chlorine. New leather jackets. Cigarette smoke on a guy's hands. (The third one is really weird because although I smoke, I don't even like the smell of smoke indoors.) When I was little I liked the smell of my own knees? (I think it was just a dead skin smell from where my rough skirt scraped against them.) The smell of my fingers after accidentally licking them while eating something?
|11th Oct 2012, 03:11 AM||#70|
Gasoline. Books. Burnt marshmallows (I don't even like to eat marshmallows until they're burned black). Fresh-cut grass.