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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


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

OneLittleLady Fri 05-Apr-13 19:10:14

New books
Old books
My sons hair
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

Freshly ironed cotton bedding!!

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

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

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

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

Still 18 - manure!!!

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

yellow lenor
lancome cleanser (the milky one)
fresh bread
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
Freshly mown grass
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
Burnt matches
Clean bedding


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

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

OneLittleLady Tue 02-Apr-13 18:40:49

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

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