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To ask what's the worst thing you've sniffed by accident?

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CheeseAndSprinkleys Thu 19-May-16 15:51:47

I have sniffed sanitary towels, unsed, and not by accident, it said scented on the pack in the supermarket so I had to have a sniff, but that's not the worst blush

squoosh Thu 19-May-16 15:52:30

Smelling salts.

squoosh Thu 19-May-16 15:52:42

Blew my bloody head off.

babybarrister Thu 19-May-16 15:54:14

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MadHattersWineParty Thu 19-May-16 15:54:50

A dead and decomposing chihuahua in a bag on the streets of downtown LA sad We smelt it before we saw it. I cannot even begin to describe the horror of that stench. It nearly put us in the floor.

Booboobedoo Thu 19-May-16 15:56:03

Not me (thank god), but a particularly tight-arsed housemate of mine once walked into the living room, spotted a small bottle and squealed "Ooh! I love essential oils!", took off the cap and had a big sniff.

They were poppers.

Completely and wonderfully true.

FutureGadgetsLab Thu 19-May-16 15:57:02

Rotten kimchi.

My moron of an ex left it in the fridge open for over a week and I've never smelt anything so utterly revolting.

TheFuckersBitingMe Thu 19-May-16 15:59:09

My dog once came back from a walk with DH and he let her bound into the lounge where I cuddled her, only to be told "oh, by the way, she rolled in some fox shite and smells like satan's arsehole". I dry-heaved for about an hour and smelled like fox turd for a year at least. Dirty bastards.

ChronicNameChangerz Thu 19-May-16 15:59:33

My house mate at university did a flit. We had to sort her room out at the end of the year. I opened a box which was full of thick, dense, lumpy vomit. It'd been there for at least the three months since she'd gone. Not smelt of seen anything like it.

MadHatters Oh God, I feel so bad for that dog. I'm actually crying here. sad

CheeseAndSprinkleys Thu 19-May-16 15:59:43

What's Kimchi?

FutureGadgetsLab Thu 19-May-16 16:00:24

Korean fermented cabbage.

StinkyMcgrinky Thu 19-May-16 16:00:27

When I was a teenager we were looking after a family friends puppy while they were on holiday. This was a welcome distraction as we had recently lost our beloved family cat. Puppy was your stereotypical puppy, chewing furniture, leaving puddles around the house, digging up the garden.... sad

It took us ages to figure out what the puppy had found and brought in smelt so bad until we noticed the previously well kept rose bush which was planted on the grave of our beloved cat was didn't look quite right

ElspethFlashman Thu 19-May-16 16:00:51


I just wrote all the details and then erased it cos even the details with make you gag.

ChronicNameChangerz Thu 19-May-16 16:01:38

Elspeth I want to know details

MadHattersWineParty Thu 19-May-16 16:02:00

Kimchi- Korean fermented cabbage. It's actually a lot tastier than it sounds. Not when rotten.

Chronic I know, sorry. We were horrified and appalled. Poor little dog. The image and and smell will be seared into my memory forever.

CheeseAndSprinkleys Thu 19-May-16 16:03:12

Mine was dh had done a 100 mile bike ride, he'd taken a padded cycle cover off a female friends bike in our car and I, not knowing what it was, for some insane reason picked it up and sniffed it blushenvy<-vomit face. Sweaty 100 mile minge smell doesn't quite cover it!!!

GunnyHighway Thu 19-May-16 16:03:44

The shirt of a particularly fragrant colleague. I could smell it from my office so went out to investigate. It got stronger as I got closer and as I went in for a confirmatory whiff I was almost sick.

I then took this individual to one side to discuss his personal hygiene and was reported for bullying 3 days later.

EatShitDerek Thu 19-May-16 16:04:42

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MangoBiscuit Thu 19-May-16 16:05:18

A friend at Uni took a lung full of ethylene. It actually doesn't smell too bad, but it's bloody potent. To check if it's all evaporated you sort of waft and sniff. Said friend stuck nose into glass-wear and inhaled. I had to take her home.

Me personally, a bag of rotting, liquified lemons. I'd bought a bag of lemons to make cakes for work, but was damned if I could find them anywhere. They'd been hung up under the coats, which thankfully (?) sealed in the smell. They'd gotten really bad by the time I found them. Takes a lot to make me throw up, but that did it.

girlandboy Thu 19-May-16 16:06:06

A dead mouse in a mouse trap. DH had forgotten that he'd set a trap on top of the high kitchen cupboards. I was wondering what the stench was for over a week but couldn't trace it when realisation dawned.
It was sooo rotten that it had to be scraped up with wallpaper scraper.

TroysMammy Thu 19-May-16 16:07:23

An abcess my rat had. The smell was rank. Without it he didn't smell that bad.

MewlingQuim Thu 19-May-16 16:09:06

Dead rat stuck under floorboards. While 10 weeks pregnant.

Junosmum Thu 19-May-16 16:10:21

A used tissue. It did not have another in it envy < not envy

blueskywithclouds Thu 19-May-16 16:10:48

Two mice died over the holiday in a cupboard at work. I walked in, on a day when the heating was on, and was hit by the most overpowering stench. I had no idea rotting mice could smell so bad. It strangely reminded me of cabbage? But much much worse.

TroysMammy Thu 19-May-16 16:11:20

My bf (now ex) made me cook a dogfish(rock salmon, huss) he had caught and wished to eat. Now dogfish, from the shark family pee through their skin. It was the most disgusting smell ever, (worse than my rat) and I retched constantly. I still retch thinking of it now.

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