Favourite smells

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Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 4 May 2019, 10:28am

I worked in a LBS, it smelt of tyres and oil, Plus One!
Cooking often smells good, and hot oil on a steam locomotive. Just put out some rotten cheese, the smell is unpleasant (warning!) but I like it too somehow, very natural

What are your favourite smells?
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby fausto copy » 4 May 2019, 10:42am

Rhododendron Luteum.
It's a yellow azalea and mine is flowering right now.
A heavenly scent.
Such a shame I can't attach it for you.
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A weird one this: Original Elastoplast.

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby avalonian » 4 May 2019, 10:44am

Napalm in the morning

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 4 May 2019, 10:51am

Dolgellau used to have a particular perfume from the tannery :?
I live near a muesli factory, one often smells malt, honey, chocolate
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Stradageek » 4 May 2019, 11:07am

A field of barley after a summer shower - spicy and invigorating
At the moment both Hawthorn and Rape in flower
A coppice wood full of Blue Bells
Crushed Ransomes
A field of beans in flower
Orange blossom among the imports
Cow Parsley in flower - memories of a countryside youth
The British Pepper and Spice HQ in Northampton - especially if they are grinding Cardamon

Apparently the Pete Atkin/Clive James song 'Touch has a memory' is erroneously titled as in reality the most evocative sensation is smell but 'Smell has a memory' didn't really work as a song lyric.

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby PDQ Mobile » 4 May 2019, 11:14am

Crab Apple
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Audax67 » 4 May 2019, 11:15am

A pine forest in hot weather, when the resin is running
My dogs' fur
Oatcakes baking
Freshly-ground coffee
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 4 May 2019, 11:17am

Please to describe how dogs fur smells
Wet or dry?
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby peetee » 4 May 2019, 12:30pm

Jasmin
Coal tar soap
Bacon
My wife's potato, onion and cheese bake
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby fausto copy » 4 May 2019, 3:15pm

Stradageek wrote:A field of barley after a summer shower - spicy and invigorating
At the moment both Hawthorn and Rape in flower
A coppice wood full of Blue Bells
Crushed Ransomes


I know everyone has different tastes (literally) but I'm amazed that someone could like the smell of rape.
I find it one of the most acrid and pungent smells there is.
We were out cycling last week and I could smell the damn stuff about a mile before we got to the field.
Unfortunately (for me at least) it affects my throat and breathing, and for all those who love the sight of it in the countryside, I beg you to think of us that have to live with it 24 hours a day when the farmer plants it in the field behind our house (when he lives in clean fresh air 3 miles away). :evil:

And I'm sorry, but crushed ransoms I find quite appalling too. :roll:

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby rualexander » 4 May 2019, 3:38pm

Hot tar.

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby softlips » 4 May 2019, 6:25pm

Ladies perfume.
Ladies recently washed hair.
Collodion (old medical product, smelled of Victory Vs)
Old school real creosote
Fresh baking

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 4 May 2019, 6:37pm

softlips wrote:Ladies perfume.
Ladies recently washed hair.
Collodion (old medical product, smelled of Victory Vs)
Old school real creosote
Fresh baking

Ladies perfume - unfavourite smell, revolting, it should be banned, or diluted 1:100o
Creosote, Plus One!
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Cugel » 4 May 2019, 10:25pm

Audax67 wrote:A pine forest in hot weather, when the resin is running
My dogs' fur
Oatcakes baking
Freshly-ground coffee


All them; but the smell of a warm and happy collie fresh from the snurfle i' the forest and the plunge in the nant ........

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Cugel » 4 May 2019, 10:30pm

brynpoeth wrote:Please to describe how dogs fur smells
Wet or dry?


A dawg can emite many reeks. Some are nice and many are nasty. However, the dry fur of a collie that's been out in the fresh air all morning and is now dry from the plunging about in the wet spots is the smell of home, happiness, love without stint.

A wet dog that's got wet in the anerobic bog 'ole is a different matter. A hound that has just delighted itself by rolling inside the ribcage of a long dead deer that's floated up and down the estuary for 6 months is to be avoided at all costs, especially if the hound has also et a bit then come to demand a fine wet dog-kiss because it's so happy.

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