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Smells
16-11-2004, 04:42 PM
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Smells

At the request of Flip Smile

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oooooo Bob start a topic on smells - they are so evocative!!
What are your favourite smells, which smells remind you of the good times and which remind you of the bad?
I hear that people get depressed in the winter becasue the odours from rotting leaves get them down. Obviously spring when everything is coming into bloom perks you up.
I just love the smell of body shop fig products becasue they remind me of my romantic holiday in Canada. Heart
One smell I can't stand is opium perfume. I'm actually ill if anyone stands near me wearing it. At work I have to deal with some pretty disgusting smells. I never get used to them.
And I adore the smell of the fresh breeze from the sea

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16-11-2004, 04:48 PM
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I love the smell of grass, freshly washed hair, coffee, cakes baking in the oven. OOOhhh too many things to mention.

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16-11-2004, 05:01 PM
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Freshly baked bread, just mown lawns, even a faint whiff from a livestock farm can be quite comforting.

Odd smells that I like include a whaft of steam engine smoke, petrol if not too pervasive and leather.
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16-11-2004, 05:03 PM
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I :wub: the smell of a freshly bathed baby!
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16-11-2004, 05:47 PM
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Bob Wrote:At the request of Flip Smile

I hear that people get depressed in the winter becasue the odours from rotting leaves get them down.

LMAO Bob - well done mate!!

I am really surprised at this - I have been out with my dogs today and the over-riding smell was of decomposing leaves and I could drink it - it is just yummy. I found an enourmous beech tree that had been blown over in the recent storms and it was slightly rotting - but the smell was just amazing. I wonder if it is because I love the smell of mushrooms and they love rotting vegatation.


Whilst revising for my exams - amongst other things - me and my mate Lucy would revise sucking rhubarb and custard sweets, and then take them into an exam with us - the taste and smell psychologically took us back to the revision and hey presto she got a first and I got a high 2:1!!

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16-11-2004, 05:53 PM
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I cannot stand the smell of cloves as it reminds me of toothache. I had a dental abcess once and my gran insisted on me having a cotton wool ball soaked in oil of cloves stuck to my gum, supposedly to take away the pain. It didn't and now I associate the smell or taste with pain. Christmas is a mine field for me as bloomin cloves seem to crop up in everything then!
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16-11-2004, 05:55 PM
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Urgh talking about cloves has just triggered something in me also. I hate the smell and taste of the things. I remember once someone giving me a toothpick that had the taste and scent of cloves on it, and I chewed it and it made me throw up. So I avoid them like the plague. And I don't know how many Apple Pies get ruined by them each day. :glare:

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16-11-2004, 06:40 PM
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Garlic cooking (but not garlic breath!), pizza cooking, potatoes roasting, bread cooking, bacon frying, coffee brewing...oh they're all food related aren't they!! What a piglet!!

I also love the smell you get outside when it has just rained, and when you walk past trees and smell spruce. I love sniffing washing that's been out on the line, and I love the smell of leather.

A weird one is I love the smell of my cat's fur...Simon thinks I'm a weirdo as I pick him up and bury my nose in his coat so I can sniff him!!!!

I adore the smell of Simon when he puts his arms around me and I feel like I'm "home".

I DON'T like the smell of broccoli (particularly when it's been through the juicer and you have to through the mush away - it smells like an old fart in a sock!) although I DO love eating it. I hate the smell of brussels sprouts, but again I love eating them!! The smell of pork (yes I DO like eating that as well) cooking makes me feel sick, and the smell of fish absolutely makes we want to chuck!!! I do try and eat the stuff but honestly, if it tastes too "fishy" I can't stomach it at all - bleeuurrgghh!
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16-11-2004, 08:08 PM
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I like all the usual things - freshly baked bread, mown grass, ground coffee and washing thats been on the line. But I have a few odd ones too....

E.g. Exhaust fumes. I know - they're polluting and nasty, butI like the smell. Maybe its because I'm a Londoner.....

Rubber. Mmmm, mmm, mmmm...

Elastic Bands.

Cigarette smoke (only fresh ciggie smoke though - not stale smoke).

Freshly painted gnomes....

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17-11-2004, 09:42 AM
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Ceridwen Wrote:A weird one is I love the smell of my cat's fur...Simon thinks I'm a weirdo as I pick him up and bury my nose in his coat so I can sniff him!!!!!

I do the same, and i agree - the smell is wonderful :wub:

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