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Smells you can't stand

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nicetoseeyoutoseeyounice Fri 23-Dec-16 20:18:23

Apart from the obvious things that just plain stink, what common everyday smells can you not stand? I hate the smell of bleach. My OH loves the stuff and covers the house in it but the smell makes me want to vom. Bit of a random one but just a light hearted thread. So what smell do you hate?

smEGGnogg Fri 23-Dec-16 20:22:19

Bleach for me too. Petrol. Hot cooking oil. Cinnamon.

lilydaisyrose Fri 23-Dec-16 20:24:30

Lynx - my DH insists on buying this and I asociate it with 15yo boys!

rhuhbarb4 Fri 23-Dec-16 20:24:58

I hate cinnamon with a passion and anything that has cinnamon in it. I don't know why.

Ricksheadtilt Fri 23-Dec-16 20:25:01

Rich tea biscuits <bleugh>

ijustwannadance Fri 23-Dec-16 20:25:54

Fake vanilla.
Fag smoke.
The stink when DP fries halloumi cheese.
Any type of air freshener.

TrustySnail Fri 23-Dec-16 20:26:10

Banana - especially dried banana.

rollonthesummer Fri 23-Dec-16 20:27:54

The smell of burnt toast and the smell of DS cooking waffles (sweet)-it's horrible sad

LadyMonicaBaddingham Fri 23-Dec-16 20:28:43

that weird smell of digestive biscuits that happens with old clothes <boak>

CuthbertDibble Fri 23-Dec-16 20:29:12

Virtually all aerosol deodorants and air fresheners, not overly keen on perfumes either, I think I have a problem with artificial spray smells.

Misspilly88 Fri 23-Dec-16 20:32:00

Yeah strong perfumes. Especially when people use perfume to try to cover up the smell of cigarette smoke. Vom.

glamourousgranny42 Fri 23-Dec-16 20:33:49


headinhands Fri 23-Dec-16 20:37:05

I hate the smell of those berries you get on ivy in sept/oct. Plus the wasps are all over them.

dancemom Fri 23-Dec-16 20:39:41


I love bleach, chlorine and disinfectant

Also love mint, eucalyptus and tea tree

megletthesecond Fri 23-Dec-16 20:41:07

Our shopping centre. The management have allowed several food stalls to open up in a partially enclosed area. It's a horrible mix of fried onion, sausages and donuts. I've started holding my breath so I don't get a lungful of the stuff but now there's too many so I have to breathe in halfway.

carrotcakecupcake Fri 23-Dec-16 20:44:24

Unnatural scents, basically any air fresher. Body shop hemp products make me gag (I think it's a hand cream).

Falalalafffffffttt Fri 23-Dec-16 20:44:45

Hypnose perfume (was gifted this in early pregnancy, cannot smell to this day without issues)

MollyHuaCha Fri 23-Dec-16 20:46:31

I'm with wannadance - I detest artificial air fresheners esp anything vanilla based. When people have them in cars I actually feel sick sad

MrsJayy Fri 23-Dec-16 20:47:22

Vanilla makes me gag poor Dd made me a candle holder with vanilla candle in brownies the smell was awful I had to put it in the drawer (then binned it)

aintnobodygottimefodat Fri 23-Dec-16 21:06:20

Cigarette smoke. And my husbands wind.

Itscurtainsforyou Fri 23-Dec-16 21:09:26


Brewed coffee ( but not beans/ground coffee)

BobbieDog Fri 23-Dec-16 21:09:35

The lush shop. Knocks me sick walking past there.


Musty houses or clothing

Pet smells

PutDownThatLaptop Fri 23-Dec-16 21:12:03

Cocoa butter
Mint sauce and lamb

expatinscotland Fri 23-Dec-16 21:13:18

Cheese. Boak.

BingBongBingBong Fri 23-Dec-16 21:15:17

Hate petrol smell, DH loves it the weirdo
Not a fan of leather smell, lemon/citrus type stuff, butcher's shops - I feel like I can smell them miles away and it makes me feel ill

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