Your favourite smells that are NOT perfumes...

(82 Posts)
FrickingFedUp Tue 02-Apr-13 01:17:44

I am getting more and more discerning with the smell of products in general, not just perfume, and I think they contribute just as much to your "smell". I love the smell of Aussie volumising shampoo and conditioner, and I have an abahnabody lotion that I love that smells of. Honeysuckle. I love layering on lots of lovely smells. I have yet to find a clothes washing detergent that I truly love though. What are your favourite non-perfume smells? smile

Ohhelpohnoitsa Tue 02-Apr-13 12:38:45

bleach
melted butter
yy to other peoples chips
fried onions

armagh Tue 02-Apr-13 13:04:47

Hyacinths
Sweet pea
Roses
Baby powder
M&S Vanilla fabric conditioner- no other fabric conditioner comes close
American detergents
Babies- when nappies are cleansmile
Agree re smell of a country when you walk out of the airplane- if it's a sun holiday
Smell of aircraft fuel- when on the ground smile
Bewley's coffe shop grafton street when i visit Dublin-the smell of coffee beans wafts onto the street
Rituals Mei Dao body lotion-such a gentle scent
The smell of grass being cut for the first time in the year- summers coming

armagh Tue 02-Apr-13 13:11:03

Sancti- Inis perfume is made in Fragrances of Ireland, kilmacanogue, wicklow, ireland- widely available in touristy shops in ireland and at dublin airport duty free and Avoca shops. Inis means an island in Irish. They also do a rose version of it. Personally i don't like either. smile

Karvol blush

HazeltheMcWitch Tue 02-Apr-13 13:14:04

The smell of tomato plants in a hot greenhouse.
Rain - a really good rainfall, preferably when it's hot.

tethersend Tue 02-Apr-13 13:15:28

Attics and tar.

Still18atheart Tue 02-Apr-13 13:19:12

Freshly cut grass
fresh paint
Petrol
the sea
manure

Brand new sponges straight out of the packet! Mmmmm

abbyfromoz Tue 02-Apr-13 13:37:35

OP- i too would like to know a good clothing detergent/fabric softener smell. I can't remember which one i used when DD was born but i am on a hunt to find it as all of her newborn baby clothes have a distinct beautiful smell that reminds me of that precious time...i think i used fairy non bio though for detergent... Just need to find the fabric softener!

Viviennemary Tue 02-Apr-13 13:43:38

I like cinammon and ginger. Also bleach because it makes me feel I've done loads of cleaining even if I haven't. Lily of the Valley.

MrsBucketxx Tue 02-Apr-13 13:47:12

ok mine seem abit odd now blush

I like leather
freshly cut wood
ethanol car fuel, or petrol as a close second.

MorrisZapp Tue 02-Apr-13 13:53:09

Gap used to do a fragrance called grass, was lovely.

ujjayi Tue 02-Apr-13 14:06:09

Fresh cut grass
Old fashioned roses, lavender, thyme & rosemary (have all 3 of those around a swing seat in my garden)
The smell of Tarmac in the summer after a rain storm.
DCs heads/hair....they are 8 and 12 and yet still smell like babies smile
Tomato plants.....remind me of my Grandad's greenhouse
DH
Vizsla puppies - they smell of bacon smile
The sea
Heady aroma of long dry summers that hits you as you disembark from the plane in Greek Islands.
Vetiver essential oil

Leather Tue 02-Apr-13 14:21:36

Leather (hence the name!)
Horse stables
Petrol
Freshly cut lime
Sawdust
Germolene (does it still smell the same?)
Dettol
Vicks vaporub
Eucalyptus
(Hmm bit of a medicinal smell theme emerging!)

Mumelie Tue 02-Apr-13 16:00:41

Gin n Tonic
Lemon
Peppermint
Roast Chicken
Golden Virginia rolling tobacco (I hate smoking though)
Salt n vinegar crisps

A work colleague! He wears Chanel Anteus and it gets me every time....swoon

So many of these are lovely!

Warm paper bags (with a greasy takeaway inside)
Fresh ground coffee
Stables
Grass
Bread baking
My kids (but not their farts wink )
Fresh rain on a hot day
Lilies
Roses
Freesias
Brand new magazines

SoMuchToBits Tue 02-Apr-13 17:22:18

The seaside
That really lovely smell of a well-used tea cosy! smile

Eskino Tue 02-Apr-13 17:43:10

Oranges
Old books.
Tarmac
The smell of the aircon, is it Freon?
Creosote
Fresh popcorn

VerySmallSqueak Tue 02-Apr-13 17:48:18

Coffee
Bacon cooking
YY to old books
Plimsolls in a pe bag (reminds me of my own schooldays)
Fag smoke on a sunny day especially if it's a rollie.

RafflesWay Tue 02-Apr-13 17:50:10

Anything almond scented/flavoured.

sydlexic Tue 02-Apr-13 17:53:02

Bread pudding
Hot cross buns
Bleach
Tomatoes on the vine

susiedaisy Tue 02-Apr-13 17:53:46

Vicks vapour rub
Johnsons camomile and lavender talc
New leather
Coffee
Tomatoes on the vine
Fresh red peppers being chopped
Strawberries
Roast chicken cooking
Vinegar on hot chips
Garlic cooking

MrsHoarder Tue 02-Apr-13 17:54:38

Woodsmoke
Lavender
DS (but not with pooy bum)
Fresh ripe strawberries

Melfish Tue 02-Apr-13 17:58:38

The smell of the launderette which I pass on the way to work.
Woodsmoke and gingerbread- reminds me of being little.

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