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What are your favorite and least favorite?

Moi, some that I dislike (excluding the real obvious):

o  engine room smells
o  oddly -- bakery smells


Some that I like:

o  leather stores
o  bookstores (esp. those that have the 'scotch tape' smell)

My ALL TIME FAVORITE?  The whiff from a wad of mint dollar bills.  Love the scent; nothing to do with monetary value.  :cool:


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Dislike - engine exhaust
most perfumes, with the exception of Chanel #5 (my Mom's perfume)

Love - Jeffrey Pine Tree bark, especially old trees soaking in the sun
Sagebrush and chaparral after the rain
Leopard Lilies


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Dislikes:
Denture odor

Likes:
Fresh dug peanuts
mowed grass
BACON!
cookies in the oven
smell of the woods in the Fall


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My accupuncturist says vegans put off a bad odor when they're being treated. I'm guessing bacon eaters put off a really nice aroma.
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Call me crazy but I adore the smell of a dead hooker. Up to about a week. After that they smell kinda like rotting cheese.

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smells:
dislike
doooog do on my shoes
diesel fuel
dirty pus

Like
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Like: the scent of a fresh-scrubbed woman, of course!
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Dislike: Farts, body odor

Like: The woods


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Worst Smell while hiking:

Bull Moose Carcass- Reader Lakes Area, High Uintas, Utah

Best Smell While Hiking:

Balsam Fir Krummholz, Temple Mountain, Wapack Trail, New Hampshire
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Dislikes:
●civilization/urban areas
●artificial body scents
●tobacco smoke
●alcohol, particularly old or stale
Likes:
●wilderness
●snow
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Like:
Lilacs, freshly cut grass, cucumbers, popcorn
Dislike:
tobacco smoke, too much perfume
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Dislike:  Smells of garbage rotting or a carcass in the water (haven't come up on one in the woods, but have had several in the rivers I paddle)

Likes:  Channel # 5 (my cologne), Iris flowers in the spring, smells of the woods after a light rain
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Worst smells I've encountered are all dead things. The sperm whale carcass was the nastiest and two long hot showers did not help. When a rat dies in the walls of the house is bad but not even close to the whale

The best smells to me
A sawmill. My dad used to always smell like one.
Coffee is good
and even though I know it is a bad smell I love it for the memories of wonderful summers on my great uncles hog farm


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Thanks for reminding me of all the great smells like freshly-mown lawns, which don't quickly come to mind with all the recent snow!

dislikes: watermelon

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The bathwater of a good looking woman that isn't a vegan ain't bad.

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Dislike:

Freshly mown hay
Bitter almonds
Mustard plants


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A freshly run over skunk on the highway.  Weekdays along my work commute route is a large auto wrecker yard with many ancient hulks that is beside a marshy area of San Francisco Bay.  Seems a lot of skunks live there and for a couple miles they are frequent roadkill.  Each time I get the first whiff, I quickly jam down on my remote power window buttons.

The public restroom at a shoreline park along Galveston Bay in Texas on a hot humid summer weekend day when it looked like no county park workers had cleaned it for weeks and of course the toilets were all plugged and over the rims.  

Walking down along the surf waterline of one of our Pacific beaches smelling the fresh ocean salt air when suddenly one gets a whiff of an utterly disgusting dead seal that is rotting in the hot sun higher up on the sand of a beach.   Wohhhhhhh gag me!

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Occasionally I like to visit some of our urban rose gardens and when there am one to stick my nose right up into many cultured rose varieties trying to find those with the best fragrance.

A chocolate shop especially where they are making some of the candy right there.

Fresh out of a hot oven apple pie.

I've experienced wandering about in a long list of massive wildflower fields.  All such places have wonderful fragrances but some species are simply better.  One of the best fragrances is the combination of dense freshly blooming goldfields, lasthenia californica, mixed with California poppies, eschscholtzia californica.  Not only is the fragrance wonderful but the visual at midday is blindingly saturated.

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Another one of our most fragrant California desert wildflowers is desertgold, geraea canescens.  In the great Death Valley bloom of 2005 roaming for miles into the vast flower fields about Ashford Mills was nauseatingly delicious.

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Likes In No Particular Order:

Hoppes no.9
India
Fir Forest
Rotting New England Leaves In The Fall
Jet Fuel
Pipe Smoke
The North Atlantic
Elk
Leather
Antelope
Horse
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Good Wine
Books
Freshly Laundered Sheets
Cooking Crab
Freshly Cut Grass
Woodsmoke
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Wait a minute -- I can't believe I am the only one around here who loves the smell of a wad of crisp, new dollar bills??   :D

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Wait a minute -- I can't believe I am the only one around here who loves the smell of a wad of crisp, new dollar bills??   :D

I don't like singles so much, but twenties are OK.
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Wait a minute -- I can't believe I am the only one around here who loves the smell of a wad of crisp, new dollar bills??   :D

Can't stand the grubby smell of money... I DO like what it can do, but that's it.

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Wait a minute -- I can't believe I am the only one around here who loves the smell of a wad of crisp, new dollar bills??   :D

Can't stand the grubby smell of money... I DO like what it can do, but that's it.

I am talking about a fresh wad -- brand, spanking new.  No one (that I know of) likes the smell of grubby money -- esp. the kind that's oily and blackened with very extended use.

Not saying that you have to like the smell of new money... just wanting to make sure you knew I was referring to NEW money.


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Wait a minute -- I can't believe I am the only one around here who loves the smell of a wad of crisp, new dollar bills??   :D

Can't stand the grubby smell of money... I DO like what it can do, but that's it.

I am talking about a fresh wad -- brand, spanking new.  No one (that I know of) likes the smell of grubby money -- esp. the kind that's oily and blackened with very extended use.

Not saying that you have to like the smell of new money... just wanting to make sure you knew I was referring to NEW money.

How new do you mean?  Maybe we've finally struck on the secret of Ben's success.   :laugh:
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Call me crazy but I adore the smell of a dead hooker. Up to about a week. After that they smell kinda like rotting cheese.

There once was a hermit named Dave
Who kept a dead whore in his cave
She smelled like $4it
Was missing a +it
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Wait a minute -- I can't believe I am the only one around here who loves the smell of a wad of crisp, new dollar bills??   :D

Can't stand the grubby smell of money... I DO like what it can do, but that's it.

I am talking about a fresh wad -- brand, spanking new.  No one (that I know of) likes the smell of grubby money -- esp. the kind that's oily and blackened with very extended use.

Not saying that you have to like the smell of new money... just wanting to make sure you knew I was referring to NEW money.

How new do you mean?  Maybe we've finally struck on the secret of Ben's success.   :laugh:

Oh man, busted!!   :O

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Smells? I think my nose was burnt out from growing up on a farm.  There isn't much that is truly horrible to me.  The new money thing got me thinking, though.  There are definitely things I can not stand the feel of! Like new money!  Hate touching it! Blech!  And cotton balls! But to play along, I like that acidic smell rain gets sometimes.  My nephew's feet....not so much.  :D
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There are definitely things I can not stand the feel of! Like new money!  Hate touching it! Blech!

Next time you are confronted with new money, please let me know so I can remove them for you!   :;):

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There are definitely things I can not stand the feel of! Like new money!  Hate touching it! Blech!

Next time you are confronted with new money, please let me know so I can remove them for you!   :;):

There's no getting away from it during the holidays, Ben. I work in a bank.  I'm sure they would frown on me giving it away...  :p

Happy New Years, by the way!  :)
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There are definitely things I can not stand the feel of! Like new money!  Hate touching it! Blech!

Next time you are confronted with new money, please let me know so I can remove them for you!   :;):

There's no getting away from it during the holidays, Ben. I work in a bank.  I'm sure they would frown on me giving it away...  :p

Happy New Years, by the way!  :)

Haha... I had no idea you work in a bank!  Hope the new year is going well for you too!!   :)


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