Favourite smells

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 28 May 2019, 6:50pm

Reading a Pelican book (1979, 95 pence) of short stories by Katharine Mansfield, stuck my nose between the pages, smells good
Read a whole story in my lunch break, Plus Two!
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 28 May 2019, 9:49pm

I'm always nostalgic about the smell of 2 stroke exhaust, as nasty as it is.

Tommy Girl (?) body spray - an ex girlfriend of mine used to wear it and if I ever catch a whiff it really triggers those memories.

My own farts in my own car. You can savour them properly without the Missus complaining.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Patrickpioneer » 29 May 2019, 5:57am

Paraffin, takes me right back to being a lad sitting in front of the oil stove in winter with my clothes
steaming

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby ferrit worrier » 29 May 2019, 9:13am

The wisteria just outside the garage.

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I can go from warm coolant on the lathe to the scent of the wisteria in a couple of steps.
My earliest recollection of hot oil was when we lived in a flat on Wythenshawe road Manchester. The flats were surrounded by large areas of grass and the council came round to cut it, big hand operated self propelled grass mowers covered in grass cuttings and oil. I'd be about 4 years old at the time. happy days :D
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 29 May 2019, 9:24am

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

Wet that could be old socks :(
Dry my wymies (Weimaraner) Musty, but my GSP never smelt of anything apart from his tutsies, old feet :)
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Thornyone » 30 May 2019, 8:56am

Lance Dopestrong wrote:My own farts in my own car. You can savour them properly without the Missus complaining.


Why is it that one normally finds one’s own productions so entertaining whilst finding all others hideously offensive? (I say “normally” advisedly, because sometimes my own offerings have me begging for mercy). I don’t tend to perform in my car, but I once worked with a woman who lived in fear of being stopped by the police and ending up charged with assault and battery on winding her window down) :lol:
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 30 May 2019, 9:00am

She could have been charged for wearing perfume, that can be perceived as disagreeable :?
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Thornyone » 30 May 2019, 9:04am

Mown grass of the sweet tobacco variety, as in St David’s Cathedral close; tar; a FAINT smell of horse or cow poo in a field: makes me think of childhood picnics; pine resin; May blossom and meadowsweet.

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby ferrit worrier » 30 May 2019, 4:40pm

1989 I'd just got my Landrover back on the road after its major rebuild, a friend of mine had a small holding with free range chickens and about a dozen sheep. Could I take three sheep to the abotoir? thinking I'd be using a livstock trailer I volunteered , no they were going in the back of the landy, how to get an original farmyard smell in one easy move.
The best part was the look of drivers coming the oposite way , we've all seen cars with the dogs head out of the window , me I had a sheep with it's head out bleating away.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Jun 2019, 7:22pm

Dirty sheep
Smells like Wales :wink:
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby cyclop » 8 Jun 2019, 4:09pm

Mown grass,linseed oil,a used cricket ball,recall memories of warm afternoons,spent playing cricket

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Re: Favourite smells

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Jun 2019, 4:17pm

Rape seed plants smell good, there are great acreages of them, what is the oil used for?
Rape and cereal go viral/wild, there is quite a lot of them some places I cycle, worth harvesting?
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby ferrit worrier » 9 Jun 2019, 9:30am

brynpoeth wrote:Dirty sheep
Smells like Wales :wink:


Nowt wrong with that, edrych arnoch
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby Mick F » 9 Jun 2019, 9:33am

Field full of sheep in the field next to us. Bleating their heads off as dawn approaches each morning.

There's a grassy sheepy smell out there and it's not unpleasant at all.
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Re: Favourite smells

Postby ambodach » 9 Jun 2019, 4:30pm

A canvas tent. Recently took out our old Black’s Good Companions tent. My wife and myself cycle camped regularly with it and even took it continental touring. A lightweight tent of it’s day but weighs a ton. How we managed I cannot imagine. Canvas tents have a characteristic smell which bring back many happy memories.