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Is anyone else obsessed with certain smells?

(23 Posts)
LadyFlumpalot Sat 15-Jun-13 08:33:22

When I was pregnant with DS I adored the Radox Lime and Coriander hand wash. I would wash my hands over and over just so I could sit and sniff them afterwards.

This time round it's a pomegranate shampoo. I stood in the shower yesterday and lathered some up on my hands and sniffed it for ages (then I got some soap up my nose and almost fell over sneezing).

I seem to be craving satsumas to eat so maybe it's just fruity stuff!

beckie90 Sat 15-Jun-13 08:37:22

Me have been in all my 3 pregnancys, this time its certain washing powders n fabric softners, I like the smell of cleaning things too and also fairy camomhile washing up liquid, also like the smell of wet sponges Haha.

NeedSomeSun142 Sat 15-Jun-13 09:11:51

oo me too! I had a thing of putting a mix of washing powder, fabric softener and gel in a bowl and soaking a cloth just so I could sniff it all night.... v strange looking back smile

LadyFlumpalot Sat 15-Jun-13 09:58:32

I wonder why? It

LadyFlumpalot Sat 15-Jun-13 09:59:16

Posted too early!

It does seem to be "clean" smells I like. Maybe I'm having an urge to nest and prepare?

nowwhat Sat 15-Jun-13 10:02:24

I just had my baby last week and my craving for the smell of flash with febreze has disappeared, I had to dilute some and soak a sponge in it so I could just keep it near me and smell it.

I would also deliberately walk up and down the fabric softener aisle in the supermarket more than I needed to just to get a 'hit'!

orangeandemons Sat 15-Jun-13 10:03:39

I was. I used to seek out cellars.
I used to seek out roadworks for the smell of tar
I used to seek out newly creosoted fences


hartmel Sat 15-Jun-13 12:20:49

My DH shaving cream.. :-)

AbiElizabeth Sat 15-Jun-13 13:14:11

oranges and the citrus handwash I have. sat sniffing a freshly washed jumper yesterday as the fabric softener was heavenly grin

tackytiger Sat 15-Jun-13 13:16:13

In my first pregnancy I was obsessed with a shower gel called Tramp by Lush.
I could actually smell it if people passing had used it.
I usually boycott Lush due to their politics, but when I ended up crying in the street outside Lush York my husband snapped and marched me in for a few bottles.
Principles be damned!

Futterby Sat 15-Jun-13 13:32:50

Another one for softener here smile I can spend hours by the washing aisle in asda grin

And grapefruit. Hate eating it, though. I currently carry a grapefruit about in my bag to sniff occasionally blush

Fairy130389 Sat 15-Jun-13 14:08:28

CIF easylift bathroom. to a lesser extent ecover kitchen spray. my surfaces are gleaming!!! I used to be obsessed with nail varnish but seem to over that now!

NeverBeenToMe Sat 15-Jun-13 14:13:53

Dettol! To the point I would sniff it as I walked round the supermarket!

Shellywelly1973 Sat 15-Jun-13 14:17:04

My sense of smell goes a bit bonkers when Im pregnant...

I love the smell of yellow lenor at the moment but mainly i dislike smells. Strong smells make me feel sick & give me headaches.

DaveMccave Sun 16-Jun-13 00:23:37

Yeah clean and flowery smells. I get excited about trying people's hand soap, washing powder, people's perfume. Even the floor cleaner in work. I've had no smell aversions this time. Last pregnancy I had tonnes of aversions and nothing like this. Strange.

igirisu Sun 16-Jun-13 06:44:13

I love the smell of plaster, dark damp spaces, petrol, hospital stairways and mud! But I couldn't stand the smell of salami makes me feel sick to my stomach though.

Olivo Sun 16-Jun-13 06:45:37

Lilos, armbands, anything inflatable..... But not just when I'm pregnant....grin

thehomesecretary Sun 16-Jun-13 07:49:02

Me too- both pregnancies it's been 'clean' smells, fresh washing and this time I'm absolutely obsessed with dettol pure and fresh spray...I actually cried when I had run out the other day and the supermarket didn't have it in stock!

Jo1984uk Sun 16-Jun-13 08:30:34

I was obsessed with the smell of fresh paint and lavender.. Previously wasn't keen on either, especially lavender!

My little one is now a gorgeous 10 week old smile

Woodifer Sun 16-Jun-13 08:42:36

ooh me too with the creosote and road work tar!!

Kayshields Sun 16-Jun-13 19:23:28

Im obsessed with the smell of wood chip and sawdust lately.. to the point where I want to lick it.. lol

Mumoftaiba Sun 16-Jun-13 19:50:59

With my first it was the smell of new carpet mmm. We were doing the house up and visiting all the carpet shops was brilliant. I even had a little cut out piece under my pillow. It still gets me even now smile

Fairy130389 Sun 16-Jun-13 20:06:05

Oh my god I forgot the paint!! When DH was doing the nursery, especially the gloss for the skirting boards I was literally in my element!!

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