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

foxysocks Sat 06-Apr-13 09:07:41

Coffee

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sat 06-Apr-13 08:13:22

And printer's ink. And the smell of a book hot of the press.

withaspongeandarustyspanner Sat 06-Apr-13 03:18:21

Method eucalyptus mint bathroom cleaner. I have to resist the urge to spray it on my pulse points smile

New books
Old books
My sons hair
Heather
Freshly washed clothes straight out of the machine
Warm paper

LittleFeileFooFoo Fri 05-Apr-13 19:00:53

My Ds and my Dh

eedibops Fri 05-Apr-13 18:54:55

Love patchouli smell and orange, also lavender, love the smell of parma violet sweets xx

Groveregg Fri 05-Apr-13 18:29:53

Lots of the above but I haven't seen one of my favourites here: the smell inside a sauna, all woody and hot. Years ago the Body Shop did some bath salts inspired by Japan that had just the same smell...

ujjayi Fri 05-Apr-13 18:26:45

Imperial Leather soap (do they still make it?)

Macdog Fri 05-Apr-13 18:03:12

Ooh!
Freshly ironed cotton bedding!!

Macdog Fri 05-Apr-13 18:02:23

Coconut
Gorse - smells like toasted coconut!!
Horses
Sawn wood, especially pine
Old fashioned hospital disinfectant
Leather
Woodsmoke

There are more, but I'm boring myself now.....wink

armagh Fri 05-Apr-13 17:54:45

Still 18 - manure!!!
Really?

FrickingFedUp Wed 03-Apr-13 00:43:23

I swear bracken has a smell as well.

FrickingFedUp Wed 03-Apr-13 00:41:52

I also really like the smell of skin after sunbathing. Smells a bit parched. I actually think it must be the smell of melanin because my exp had olive skin and smelt like it all the time. Very unscientific theory there! grin

BangOn Tue 02-Apr-13 21:04:53

Yy to launderettes.

The bread factory near where my grandparents used to live.

Rose oil. Makes me happy.

The Dcs hair after a bath

New baby smell

Yy to freshly cut grass

The smell of woodland after the rain on a Sunday afternoon.

The smell of people who've just swum in the sea

Chlorine smell on wet hair after a dip in the pool

Coconut oil in suntan lotion

ygritte Tue 02-Apr-13 20:54:15

BBQs,garlic (but not on other people), old fashioned sweet shops from years ago with cheap chocolate, multivitamins.

littlepeas Tue 02-Apr-13 20:20:04

I like that yellow flowering gorse you get on cliffs/moorland (and the side of the motorway....).

mamageekchic Tue 02-Apr-13 19:05:10

Petrol
yellow lenor
lancome cleanser (the milky one)
cucumber
rosemary
thyme
fresh bread
garlic
parma violets

usuallyfoundinthefastlane Tue 02-Apr-13 19:00:53

Another one - the smell inside a new car, never mine unfortunately

usuallyfoundinthefastlane Tue 02-Apr-13 19:00:00

Any books, magazines, leaflets - I always open them and smell them and yes, people do give me funny looks
Tar
Freshly mown grass
Suncream
Dunhill aftershave (the original I think, I can never find it when I look for it in duty free for a sniff)
Frying bacon (most food actually)
The smell outside pubs, sort of boozy but never quite the same once inside

catsmother Tue 02-Apr-13 18:48:15

witch hazel
jasmine in cyprus in the evening
my cat's fur
the smell of my (clean) daughter
new car smell (not that I've smelt that personally for a very long time)
new books
old books
the sea

abbyfromoz Tue 02-Apr-13 18:46:12

Thought of more!
Plastic from toys esp Barbie... Oo nostalgia!
Tinsel and evergreen christmas tree grin

EmpressMaud Tue 02-Apr-13 18:45:00

parsnips blush

new carpets

old books

Ruprekt Tue 02-Apr-13 18:43:02

Log fire burning
Benylin
Lavendar
Vanilla
Almond
Burnt matches
Petrol
DH
Clean bedding

smilesmilesmilesmile

MysticMugBug Tue 02-Apr-13 18:41:56

the smell of babies,
citronella,
fresh cut grass,
geraniums,
the smell of baby products,
daddy-o shampoo from lush,
the smell of my mum,
honeysuckle,
flower meadows,
wild flower honey,
petrol,
old books,
old houses,
my own farts,
horses,
lemons

Washing powder
Oranges and lemons
Soap
Baby lotion
Sun dried cotton
Leather
Marzipan (even though I can't stand the taste or texture of it)

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