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What weird smells do you like?

136 replies

CormoranStrike · 19/09/2020 17:52

I passed a garage today giving cars spray jobs and oh! The smell of spray paint was amazing.

I also love the smell of firelighters, the kind you would use to help a log fire start.

Freshly cut grass too, but that’s more normal!

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SpacePug · 19/09/2020 19:09

I love the smell of Fairy Original washing up liquid. Only the original one has that nice clean smell!

CormoranStrike · 19/09/2020 19:09

I also love the smell in a traditional iron mongers shop.

And kiwi shoe polish.

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GAW19 · 19/09/2020 19:09

Black bags!

minou123 · 19/09/2020 19:11

Another one here for petrol.

Also coffee - I know that isn't weird, but I loathe drinking it. Its taste foul, but I love the smell.

TSSDNCOP · 19/09/2020 19:13

I used to live Ajax scouring powder

MolotovMocktail · 19/09/2020 19:16

Cats paws...they smell lovely and earthy. Also love petrol and permanent markers.

roarfeckingroarr · 19/09/2020 19:21


MilkRunningOutAgain · 19/09/2020 19:23

Wet tarmac after a heat wave
Fish & chip shops
Laundry dried outside
Just opened coffee jar

damnthatanxiety · 19/09/2020 19:24

House renovations-cut wood, plaster etc

InFiveMins · 19/09/2020 19:24

Marker pens.
Onions and other 'cooking smells' - love it.

Cigarette smells on a sunny summer afternoon......I don't smoke.

Hirewiredays · 19/09/2020 19:25

Asphalt and the Underground!

Spiderbaby8 · 19/09/2020 19:26

New book/magazine smell

A fresh cigarette, even though I don't smoke, reminds me of my childhood when everyone smoked.

Mrsbclinton · 19/09/2020 19:27

Play doh
Woodland on a crisp autum day

Pinkmagic1 · 19/09/2020 19:30

Horse. Also tackroom smell, so horse sweat and leather mixed. Actually I think that is my favourite smell in the world.

timothytoes · 19/09/2020 19:32

Fire lighters
Furniture polish
Clean washing
Burnt matches
My own farts

GreenLeafTurnip · 19/09/2020 19:32

The smell of skin that's been in the sun mixed with fresh cigarette smoke. Reminds me of my first proper boyfriend and turns me on something wicked 😂

Hiddentext · 19/09/2020 19:37


marmitelover13 · 19/09/2020 19:38

Witch hazel

AuntMasha · 19/09/2020 19:41

Tarmac when they’re spreading it and it gives off this divine smell.



My Dad’s tool shed.

CleanQueen123 · 19/09/2020 19:44

@flourbroach I'm with you on the wet horse. Slightly sweaty horse is a very pleasing smell Grin Also leather.

Both of those are preferable to any air fresheners I've ever smelt!

nicslackey · 19/09/2020 19:44

Leather jackets
nail varnish
nail varnish remover

CleanQueen123 · 19/09/2020 19:47

@Pinkmagic1 yes! I've just started riding again after some time away and walking into the tack room was like walking into heaven. I had to take in a few deep lung fulls of tack/horse/hay Grin

Fluffy40 · 19/09/2020 19:48

Pipe tobacco, wood polish.

Carpathian2 · 19/09/2020 19:48

Tarmac for me too. I love the smell of cucumbers but can't stand the taste.

Shouldershrugger · 19/09/2020 19:49

Old school mothballs. Couldn't get enough of them when I was pregnant. I used to leave them in a velvet pouch on the radiator. When I would come home the heating would've been on for an hr and it was the best smell ever!

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