Favourite smells

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Freddie » 14 Aug 2019, 2:49pm

Coffee (smells better than it tastes usually)
Bacon
Lavender
Oranges

Can I add one disgusting one also - any of those scented candles/air fresheners/whatever. They are almost universally unpleasant and some are so overpowering, essential oils + diffuser is the way to go.

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Dec 2019, 3:26pm

Books
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 Dec 2019, 8:53am

Hi,
Is that the ones fermenting in the attic, or the new ones you buy straight off the press wrapped in plastic :)

i've never been into books that much, so I will examine them carefully for technical information, some more the point that's only if I ever need to read a book do I.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Dec 2019, 9:04am

I used to enjoy Haynes manuals (Cavalier 1984), could be interesting for you NA, how do they smell after a few years use?
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Read an article about a blind clergyperson, after losing his sight his senses of hearing and smell improved, he can sense whether the congregation likes his sermon, but he finds it trying to be somewhere with a lot of strong smells (Christmas market, perfume shop?)
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Cugel » 20 Dec 2019, 9:09am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:
i've never been into books that much, so I will examine them carefully for technical information, some more the point that's only if I ever need to read a book do I.


If your were to read a book you would find it uses an argot other than gibble-gabble, so it may be a double trial for you to get through it.

But, as you suggest, you seem unlikely to ever have a need for such a quaint thing. :-)

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby francovendee » 20 Dec 2019, 9:30am

brynpoeth wrote:I used to enjoy Haynes manuals (Cavalier 1984), could be interesting for you NA, how do they smell after a few years use?
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Read an article about a blind clergyperson, after losing his sight his senses of hearing and smell improved, he can sense whether the congregation likes his sermon, but he finds it trying to be somewhere with a lot of strong smells (Christmas market, perfume shop?)

I had a 1985 Cavalier and the Haynes manual. I hardly needed the manual, pretty simple cars really.
What I should have bought was a manual on how to weld car bodywork!
It rusted very extensively but never broke down in over 200K miles.

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby cycleruk » 20 Dec 2019, 9:41am

Cycling up through the lanes of Cornwall last year I would get a sweet perfume smell. It happened a few times before I realised what is was. Honeysuckle.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Mike Sales » 20 Dec 2019, 9:44am

Wild garlic as I cycle down a lane in Welsh woods.

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 Dec 2019, 10:09am

Hi,
I have a book on triathlons written by an American Dave Scott.
It's an A4 format and nearly an inch thick soft back, Probably got large print but have read it entirely.
I never lent it out so I still have it.
I also had a book on marathons, I I RC I probably hadn't finished with it and lent it to a workmate, when I asked for it back he said he lent it to another workmate, despite asking for it several times I never got it back :(
A mistake I won't repeat any Time soon.
Picked up two books autobiography of wiggo, Brand-new unread pound each.
There is more than one version?
Yet to read a page of either of them.
They are your typical format of not very many words on a page, who produces books like this on a large scale,Recently in financial meltdown.
I have many maintenance manuals, as you know parts of which are read many times.
And I still have many manuals like computers and programs which haven't even been opened yet, not likely to as the software is now defunct.
I wonder if it's autobiographies, maintenance manuals, or best seller fiction, Which are more likely to be languishing on shelves unread / Passed on or skipped.

Sorry for the bad grammar and punctuation.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Dec 2019, 2:22pm

francovendee wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:I used to enjoy Haynes manuals (Cavalier 1984), could be interesting for you NA, how do they smell after a few years use?
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Read an article about a blind clergyperson, after losing his sight his senses of hearing and smell improved, he can sense whether the congregation likes his sermon, but he finds it trying to be somewhere with a lot of strong smells (Christmas market, perfume shop?)

I had a 1985 Cavalier and the Haynes manual. I hardly needed the manual, pretty simple cars really.
What I should have bought was a manual on how to weld car bodywork!
It rusted very extensively but never broke down in over 200K miles.

I have seen a couple in use recently :wink:
But mine rusted away too, the shockabsorber mounting cheesed out just before a very important journey
Should one have paid a lot to get it wax treated from new?
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby RickH » 20 Dec 2019, 8:07pm

brynpoeth wrote:I used to enjoy Haynes manuals (Cavalier 1984), could be interesting for you NA, how do they smell after a few years use?
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Read an article about a blind clergyperson, after losing his sight his senses of hearing and smell improved, he can sense whether the congregation likes his sermon, but he finds it trying to be somewhere with a lot of strong smells (Christmas market, perfume shop?)

Of course the Haynes Manuals have moved on a bit since then

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby iandriver » 20 Dec 2019, 8:23pm

I'm guessing exhaust fumes probably won't be a popular choice, but there was something about Castrol R in the old Motocross bike.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 20 Dec 2019, 8:26pm

Yes, gear oil smells different from engine oil
I quite like the smell of an underground railway
And macdonalds, havnae eaten there for a while, but the frying fat smells good :wink:
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 20 Dec 2019, 8:46pm

Hi,
Gear oil, I use it on my chains :)
You can sometimes smell it when you are riding the bike.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Dec 2019, 9:34am

Sheep!

You would smell quite strongly after wearing a pullover for months without washing it :wink:
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