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Obsessed with the smell of fresh, damp laundry

(15 Posts)
MarchEliza Mon 05-Jan-15 10:32:59

This might be nothing to do with the fact that I am 33 weeks pregnant as I have always liked the smell of fresh laundry - however in the last few weeks I have become completely obsessed with it.

Every time I go into the cleaning cupboard I have to take a deep sniff of the box containing the laundry liquitabs and I spend ages inhaling in the smell of it when it dries.

I have not had any food cravings at all - just this - is it the pregnancy thing do you think or am I just losing it a bit? smile

Teeste Mon 05-Jan-15 10:47:12

There are many worse things to be sniffing, I guess grin

MarchEliza Mon 05-Jan-15 11:26:49

Yep - guess so smile - Looks like it's just me though!

Bimberley Mon 05-Jan-15 11:29:23

I'm the same! Its never a food craving, just smell cravings! Agree with washing also I have to keep sniffing my hallway cupboard! I'm 36 weeks, and dh thinks I'm mad.

Zahrah5 Mon 05-Jan-15 11:45:33

why dont you get a laundry smell candle?

i dont think it is weird at all, there are many people who are laundry scent lovers or scent lovers in general.

There is nothing better than nice smelling home. It creates great atmosphere.

Bimberley Mon 05-Jan-15 12:08:18

Totally agree Zahrah! Nothing better than a nice smelling home!

butternut22 Mon 05-Jan-15 12:38:00

I have smell cravings. I love the smell of books and cardboard and really like the smell of cement being mixed!

InsomniacDormouse Mon 05-Jan-15 13:15:18

Me too! I didn't really have any cravings but at 34 weeks I was washing all the new baby things and couldn't get enough of the damp laundry smell. I always liked the smell but now I find myself lingering over the damp washing before hanging it out just having a good sniff. Persil-y goodness!

Gudgyx Mon 05-Jan-15 13:17:32

Try the baby powder yankee candle, bloody addictive!

My smell craving is new sponges and carpets. I actually chew the sponge. I've been caught sniffing carpets more than once too!

butternut22 Mon 05-Jan-15 13:19:46

I chew sponges as well. Not sure what that's about

Zahrah5 Mon 05-Jan-15 13:36:58


totally agree about the Baby Powder Yankee, I went though 2 large jars of it.

The other great ones to try are Soft Blanket and Fluffy Towels. Soft Blanket is mixture of baby smell and very soft laundry scent.

There is Shea Butter Yankee and Aloe water coming up for spring which might be also wonderful for soft soothing clean scents. I can't wait!

Bimberley Tue 06-Jan-15 11:50:14

Yes to new carpets!

Jodie1982 Tue 06-Jan-15 12:14:51

With my 1st pregnancy I was addicted to the smell of Dettol (the strong brown liquid antiseptic/antibacterial stuff) I would clean my lil flat everywhere with it, DP would smell it from the lift as he was returning hm from wrk!! Lol pregnancy does make us rather odd!

jmojo Tue 06-Jan-15 12:58:42

The smell of laundry dies the opposite for me, it makes me want to be sick!! I can't stand it. Doing my washing is torture!! confused any soap smell actually, i can't stand. (So I can't do the dishes atm... Not so bad!) grin
I am in with the petrol and cement lovers. Also cut grass/autumn leaves weirdly.

jmojo Tue 06-Jan-15 13:01:33

That should be does not dies...iphone typo!

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