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11-10-2008, 12:18 AM
Is there a certain smell that drives you crazy?

For me, hands down it's nice smelling mens cologne. Mmmmm. That stuff can win my heart. :love: :love: :love:

11-10-2008, 12:24 AM
I have a bunch of different faves. I really like the smell of:

- onions frying;
- fish and chip shops;
- pizza shops;
- a myriad of different food outlets, let's leave it at that :);
- manly man cologne that my male friends wear;
- brand new electrical appliances - especially iPods.

just keep swimming
11-10-2008, 12:27 AM
Library books! But not, like, in a weird way. :lol:

11-10-2008, 12:30 AM
I also :love: love :love: the smell of,

Cigar smoke
Pipe smoke
Christmas, in general (trees, gift wrap, tinsel)
Bacon cooking

But, mens cologne STILL wins..... :love: ;)

11-10-2008, 12:33 AM
love the smell of logs burning in a fireplace

11-10-2008, 12:40 AM
Yeah, wood fire smell - I love it when it's in someone's clothes when you hug them.

11-10-2008, 12:57 AM
1) new baby doll smell --very nostalgic
2) vanilla
3) hot asphalt right after it rains (I'm a little odd, I know)
4) fresh cut grass
5) warm, clean laundry

11-10-2008, 12:57 AM
Vanilla. I looove much that I wear vanilla oil, bathe in vanilla body wash and use vanilla moisturizer. I smell like cookies...:)

11-10-2008, 01:02 AM
coconut suntan oil, anything with a tropical smell and the ocean. i grew up close to the beach and now live in the middle of nowhere so i like the smells that remind me of it.

11-10-2008, 01:17 AM
I love the smell of a thunderstorm moving smells so fresh and clear :)

I'm a weirdo lol

11-10-2008, 01:25 AM
skunks. haha totally weird. My sister is the same way though, we must have a mutated gene. lol

11-10-2008, 01:49 AM
skunks. haha totally weird. My sister is the same way though, we must have a mutated gene. lol

:rofl: Yup, mutated gene for sure. :)

11-10-2008, 01:52 AM
Coffee beans.
Freshly washed sheets.
Spearmint (the leaves).
The mountains.
A really good men's cologne on a really good man. Yep, that's a good one, but hard to find.

11-10-2008, 01:56 AM
Stinky dog smell....when I get home from being out of town for a few weeks and get to see my "babies"

I love the smell of my wife!

11-10-2008, 03:36 AM
omg i'm not alone?! i have always found the smell of skunk pleasant and never understood why people thought it was so gross. heh.

you may have to live in the pacific northwest to understand this - but I love the smell of outside - the smell of camping! like earthy damp foliage and river... i really can't describe it.

as for food- baking bread! french fries. even though i don't really like mcdonalds their smell makes me crazy and makes me crave other foods.

11-10-2008, 04:10 AM
Puppy breath
Play dough (sweet memories from childhood)
Fresh Coffee

11-10-2008, 04:41 AM
puppy/dog smell
watermelon bubblegum

11-10-2008, 07:29 AM
The laundry detergent aisle at the supermarket
Baking cookies
My mom....haha. I love the way that she smells. It's very comforting

11-10-2008, 08:57 AM
bread baking in the oven.... mmmmmmmmm
the smell right after a thunderstorm
Snowfall... yeah it kinda has it's own distinct smell
Lilacs in bloom

11-10-2008, 09:24 AM
Downy fabric softener
drakkar noir mens cologne
new car smell
thanksgiving dinner cooking
my hubby when he gets home from a hard day at work.. clean but manly:)

11-10-2008, 11:19 AM
you may have to live in the pacific northwest to understand this - but I love the smell of outside - the smell of camping! like earthy damp foliage and river... i really can't describe it.

Yep! That's what I meant by the mountains ;) I can just sit back in a camping chair, close my eyes, and smell.

11-10-2008, 12:07 PM
My husband - his natural smell is amazing.
old books
fresh sheets
apples baking
My son's hair in the morning

11-10-2008, 12:22 PM
My favorite smell is the smell of fresh basil.

It just smells so fresh and clean and delicious; if I could find or make a perfume that would smell subtly of fresh basil, I would wear it everyday.

11-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Awwww! Puppy smell! I love that smell too -- it's like sweet and stinky all at once and so cute :D But my favorite smell is still fresh basil.

puppy/dog smell
watermelon bubblegum

11-10-2008, 12:27 PM
i like my man with stong cologne or musk Deo or perfumes, they are an instant turn ons for me!

11-10-2008, 12:34 PM
Bath and Body Works makes a body wash (a whole line really) called Sea Island Cotton. It's lovely!

11-10-2008, 12:38 PM
fresh baked bread
fresh baked cookies
crisp, outdoor, mountain air
banana bread cooking haha

Thighs Be Gone
11-10-2008, 12:41 PM
My dryer going w/ a dryer sheet inside
Homemade cake in the oven

11-10-2008, 12:48 PM
There's a laundromat up the street and around the corner. It smells nice to walk past there.

My SIL who lives waaay tooo far away ... uses Gain laundry detergent. It reminds me of her. Especially if I wash something there and unpack it when I'm back home.

11-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Betsey Johnson perfume is my favorite smell in the whole world. I also love the smell of gasoline and clove cigarettes.

11-10-2008, 01:45 PM
New car smell
Cheap leather (as in the shoes-there's a shoe store DD & and pass in the mall and the smell gets us both, lol)
My eternity, really gets to me
Wedding Day scented Yankee die for
Pumpkin pie cooking
Freshly baked sugar cookies & bread
Hubby's soap and Eternity on him
Freshly mowed grass
Coffee even though I am not a drinker of the stuff, it smells soooo good!

11-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Leather (Oh the bliss of going to a shoe store!), coffee, cinnamon, pumpkin spice ..... but most favourite smell is that of my dogs' feet - especially when they are warm. Often, when they are curled up into cute little pretzels, I pull out a paw out from the warm bundle just to smell it. :-)

11-10-2008, 01:57 PM
-Bread baking in the oven
-Brut cologne - I would follow a troll if he was wearing Brut :D
-tiny little infants all fresh and powdered up
-the smell of fresh pine trees out in the forest
-I used to love the smell of a wood burning fire (the best part of camping) but the last 2 years it seems to trigger an asthma attack :(
- waking up with the breeze blowing on your face and the incredible smell of fresh air
- oh and loving Coppertone tanning lotion, I just love the smell of Bobbi Brown's Beach cologne

11-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Love the smell of fresh cut grass, always reminds me of summer. Also love the smell of rain in the summer time.

11-10-2008, 02:31 PM
hey klk- i wear a cool citrus and basil line from bath and body works. it's in their "classics" line so it's usually not in the store. i loooove it!

11-10-2008, 03:40 PM
Most of my favorites have already been covered!

Dryer sheets in the dryer
Fresh-cut grass
Old books
Pumpkin pie
Wood burning fire -- we heated our house exclusively with wood when I was a growing up, so it smells like warmth to me. :)

11-10-2008, 08:09 PM
Oh, wow, all of the classic ones have been named. We enjoy a local apple festival in the fall...

cedar shingles being cut
apple butter cooking
scrapple cooking
fresh roasted peanuts


11-10-2008, 08:10 PM
Most of mine are repeats...

Rain (My fave scent in my teen year was the Rain scent by Love's Baby Soft)

my grandson all lotioned up and ready for bed with the Bedtime Lotion with Lavender...

Bread baking...reminds me of my babysitter Ruby who was a second mom

Mint--my Nanny's garden and she made fresh tea with it

A local herb shop called the Herb Lady---I could stay there all day...

Pine trees and the woods...

Cherry pipe tobacco...

Real logs burning outside or in...

my hubby...even when I am mad at him....

Sheets and Blankets and pillowcases hung out on a clothsline to dry..reminds me of home at my mom's...

Bartlett pear scent from Bath and Body (candles, oil and plugins)

Apple orchards in the fall...

I could go on but I'll stop....

11-10-2008, 08:25 PM
Oh, wow, all of the classic ones have been named. We enjoy a local apple festival in the fall...

cedar shingles being cut
apple butter cooking
scrapple cooking
fresh roasted peanuts


scrapple and apple butter...are you from Western MD??? I grew up in Boonsboro...

11-10-2008, 08:29 PM
I don't know how I forgot to add, WOODCHIPS. Yum.
You know, you use them in rodents cages. Love love love!

Arlene Dallas
11-10-2008, 08:41 PM
cedar closets
something I cook all day in the crockpot
Chance by Chanel, Kors by Michael Kors, Dior Addict (my signature scent)
Too many mens colognes to list-MMMMMMM
sandlewood pot pourri I buy at Kohl's
Brown Sugar and Fig plug in scents I get at Bath & Bodyworks
fresh laundered sheets
babies in general

11-10-2008, 11:13 PM
clean linen, a scent by yankee candles...mmmm!!
Satsuma by Bodyshop
brown sugar and vanilla
a freshly opened cig pack
down filled vests
this one is weird....but metal (kind of like the zipper on your jacket)
cotton candy
sooooo many more, I like this question, its fun to read everyones fav smells!

11-10-2008, 11:18 PM
I actually have no sense of smell due to some major sinus issues throughout my adult life. I went to CA a month ago, and could smell for a little bit. It was blissful. ANYTHING smells good when you lose your ability to smell. ANYTHING. It is an underappreciated sense.

11-10-2008, 11:30 PM
Almond :)

11-10-2008, 11:59 PM
love the smell of the church... and of course baking chocolate chip cookies..

11-11-2008, 11:14 AM
sheets hung out on a clothesline in the sun
the ocean
a pine forest
a baby's neck
Christmas morning
someone burning leaves on a crisp fall day

11-11-2008, 11:22 AM
DH after a day working cattle. It's probably gross to everyone else. :rofl:
DH in the morning when he snuggles up to me.
Desert rain.
Clean, mountain air.
Pumpkin pie baking.
The smell when you walk into an old, small church.

econ nerd
11-11-2008, 11:48 AM
Too many good smells :hug:

For me:
A freshly cut alfalfa field
Fresh cut grass
Fried onions
Baking bread
Clothes-line dried sheets
A cattle farm (not pig or chicken though)
Pine needles

That's enough - I am going into sensory overload here thinking about these!

Marathon Mom
11-13-2008, 02:35 PM
I love the smell of:

Puppy Breath
The beach
Coppertone Suntan lotion
Fresh Stargazer Lillies

11-13-2008, 07:28 PM
Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba soap
Cooking bacon
Coffee brewing - but the flavor never meets the promise of the aroma

sweet blog
11-13-2008, 11:40 PM
Coppertone suntan lotion
Constant Comment tea
Fresh cut grass
...and so many others...

Beautiful Ace
11-13-2008, 11:44 PM
I love the smell of a thunderstorm moving smells so fresh and clear :)

I'm a weirdo lol

Oh man, I love that smell too!

Beautiful Ace
11-13-2008, 11:46 PM
I love the smell of citrus anything, lotion, body spray, air freshner. MMMMM. Also I love the smell of bacon. Peach deoderant. Coffffffeeee.

11-14-2008, 01:16 AM
I love the smell of rain.. good thing I live in WA!
I have a minor obesession with pumpkin spice