What are your favorite smells/scents?

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  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 10 years ago

    Mine are:

    1. Frasier fir tree
    2. Paul Sebastian men's cologne
    3. pumpkin pie
    4. horses
    5. yeast rolls baking

    1. profile image0
      Justsilvieposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Fresh Plowed farm fields
      Apple pies baking
      KL mens cologne
      Channel number 5 (reminds me of my grandmother)
      The smells associated with Christmas

    2. moneyfairy profile image61
      moneyfairyposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Mine are:
      1. Lilly of the Valley(as that is my mom's favorite perfume)
      2. orange or citrus scents
      3. french lavender
      4. cookies fresh out of the oven
      5. pine trees in the fall also the fresh smell right after a rain storm

    3. profile image0
      Daniella Lopezposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      My favorite are:
      1. Lavender
      2. Fresh, homemade bread
      3. Pumpkin Pie
      4. Honeysuckle
      5. Cloves

  2. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 10 years ago

    My favorite scents/smells are:
    (1) fresh leather
    (2) baby powder
    (3) Youth Dew perfume
    (4) fresh cold air
    (5) the smell of roast chicken

  3. carol7777 profile image75
    carol7777posted 10 years ago

    My favorites are: lavender, cinnamon, gardenia, rose, barbecued steak

  4. AMFredenburg profile image73
    AMFredenburgposted 10 years ago

    (1) Cinnamon
    (2) Honeysuckle
    (3) Autumn days
    (4) Vanilla
    (5) Orange

  5. fpherj48 profile image60
    fpherj48posted 10 years ago

    Great question, Habee.....
    1. Freshly ground coffee brewing
    2. Brand new babies
    3. Italian Bread fresh from the oven
    4. Autumn Air
    5. Clinique Aromatic

  6. My Minds Eye53 profile image60
    My Minds Eye53posted 10 years ago

    Mine are:
    (1) Old Spice
    (2) Thanksgiving
    (3) Coffee, ground or fresh brewed (even though I hate the taste)
    (4) fresh cold air (stole this from GM)
    (5) Frying chicken
    (6) The country

  7. Gloshei profile image61
    Glosheiposted 10 years ago

    Mine are,

    1, Freesias
    2, Hot bread
    3, Fresh cut grass
    4, Lily of the Valley
    5, Harvesting hay
    6, Sea-side

  8. tsmog profile image79
    tsmogposted 10 years ago

    Some of my favorite smells are:

    Fresh brewed cinnamon coffee with Hazlenut creamer. I add more cinnamon on occasion. I use that mix at work and it is kinda' an aroma therapy for  me. It helps maintaining a sense of calmness with the day to day normal stresses.

    Oddly, gasoline is one. I think that goes back to the hey-day time period of Hot Rods, NHRA Racing as a participant, within its complex of manufacturing entrepreneurs, and today a spectator, and finally it just revs me up.

    I like the smell of a hot-out-the-oven pizza with a secret tomato sauce. It can be vegetarian, or meat lovers, or Hawaiian, or shrimp, or just a great sweet New York Style cheese pizza too.

    I like the smell of a baby in her/him mom's/dad's arms just after a bath. The twinkle in the eyes and cute smile help too.

    I like the smell of morning. I sleep in a chair next to a window usually. My bed is below a bunch of power wires so the theory is EMF signals disturb my sleep. I dun'no. However, I sleep with the window open. I go to work at noon. So, I let the smell of dawn awaken me naturally. Yup, morning smells wonderful . . .


  9. JKenny profile image88
    JKennyposted 10 years ago

    My favourites are:

    1. A freshly painted fence.
    2. Fresh, clean air.
    3. Freshly grilled beefburgers
    4. Hugo Boss Aftershave
    5. New car smell.
    6. Radox shower gel.

  10. justateacher profile image83
    justateacherposted 10 years ago

    The smell of my grandchildren fresh from the bath - and the smell of my husband fresh from work...

  11. ESPeck1919 profile image87
    ESPeck1919posted 10 years ago

    Mmm...let's see, mine are (in no particular order):

    - Lavender
    - Old books
    - Leather
    - Sandalwood
    - Coffee

    Now, I wonder what all of these preferences say about us as people. wink

  12. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 10 years ago

    Mine are:

    - freshly cut grass

    - new tarmac on a road

    - bacon roll

    - coffee brewing

    - new baby smell

  13. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 10 years ago

    Down Here in the pine forests out back of backwards.....

    It's gotta be....

    A hot Moose and Bourbon Pie

    Freshly BBQed Skunk

    That pair of trainers that followed me home

    The fresh air that rushes into the room when someone leaves

    Fresh Bread


    More seriously:

    Lemon Verbena

    Star Anise

    & those trainers that followed me home and aren't allowed inside, or near friends.... well ya know... they are not too smooth in the smell department!!  sad

  14. My Minds Eye53 profile image60
    My Minds Eye53posted 10 years ago

    OOOOh, bacon, I totally forgot bacon!  Add that to my list too.

  15. themadimadimadi profile image60
    themadimadimadiposted 10 years ago

    abercrombie cologne.
    peanut sauce.
    and cigarettes (i am not a smoker but i love the smell)

  16. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 10 years ago

    night blooming jasmine


    home made cinnamon buns baking in the oven

    freshly cut grass

    pine forest

    ocean breeze


    freshly brewed coffee


    Clinique happy - it instantly makes me happy smile

  17. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 10 years ago

    Ooh night blooming jasmine!

    I took a cutting home from Spain in the spring, and it is now 4 feet high and has just finished flowering - indoors because it is a bit too cold for it outside here, except in summer.

    Wonderful scent!

  18. kathleenkat profile image86
    kathleenkatposted 10 years ago

    -Washer/Dryer exhaust vent (not kidding, that steamy clean smell is amazing)
    -The smell of salt water waves crashing on the beach
    -That smell right after it rains

  19. CrisSp profile image78
    CrisSpposted 10 years ago

    Interesting....my list is long but to name a few, I love:

    1. Grapefruit and Bergamot
    2. Baby's breath (the real thing)
    3. Fresh cotton or linen scent
    4. That fresh grassy scent after the rain
    5. Fresh brewing coffee

  20. ktrapp profile image92
    ktrappposted 10 years ago

    Off the top of my head...
    - warm cinnamon rolls
    -clean sheets
    -Gloria Jean's butter toffee k cups (coffee that my co-worker makes in a Keurig)
    -that smell right before it rains
    -inside of a Starbuck's

    Funny ...two of mine involve coffee although I hate the taste of it and don't drink it.

  21. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 10 years ago

    Fresh Coffee
    Meat on the grill -- can be burgers, dogs, steak -- just that waft of a neighbor's fired up charcoal instantly says "summer" to me.
    Candles -- pumpkin spice, vanilla, apple cinammon
    Fresh cracked can of beer -- preferably Bud (don't drink it, just brings back great memories).

    Snow in pine trees (specifically, the crisp cold air breathed from a chair lift)

    Norell -- reminds me of my Grammy coming for Christmas
    Muguet des Bois -- lily of the valley perfume by Coty (hard to find now)
    Love's Musky Jasmine Flower (purple bottle same shape as "Baby Soft" -- impossible to find now)

  22. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 10 years ago

    Anything pumpkin spice or apple cinnamon
    Baking brownies
    Fresh cut grass
    Burning leaves
    Puppy breath
    Freshly bathed babies
    Coconut Lime Verbena anything from Bath & Body Works
    Freshly extinguished candles
    Murphy's Oil Soap
    Spaghetti sauce

    (In no particular order, of course)

  23. Mighty Mom profile image79
    Mighty Momposted 10 years ago

    Ooooh, M2C.
    Some really good additions on your list.
    Baking brownies or cookies -- yum!
    I love Murphys Oil Soap and also love the smell of PineSol!

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I love the smell of PineSol, too!

      1. profile image0
        Motown2Chitownposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I like Pine-Sol too.  smile

  24. Gary Holdaway profile image87
    Gary Holdawayposted 10 years ago

    I love herbs, lavender, rosemary, thyme, mint, lemon grass etc. They all small so earthy and natural but are unique in the most pleasant of ways.

  25. joaniebaby profile image83
    joaniebabyposted 10 years ago

    Even though I do not drink coffee, and never have, I love the smell of a newly opened container of ground coffee.

  26. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 10 years ago

    Coffee. Is there any thing else that should even be on the list? Just coffee.

  27. brakel2 profile image75
    brakel2posted 10 years ago

    lavender vanilla lotion
    smell after a rain
    lilac flowers
    smell of lavender Fabreze room spray
    I love anything lavender I guess

    Thanks Habee. This was relaxing

  28. StandingJaguar profile image69
    StandingJaguarposted 10 years ago

    1. Yuzu
    2. lilac flowers
    3. garlic
    4. bacon
    5. various evergreens

    The list could go on! Scents are one of the strongest memory recallers, and this is why yuzu is on my list. It is one of the signature scents of a mountain spa in Santa Fe, where I used to live. I loved it there!

  29. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 10 years ago

    A camp fire
    Cooking onions
    Pumpkin lattes
    AND gasoline.  Yes, I went there.  And no I don't huff the stuff for effect.  I just really love the occasional whiff at the gas station.  smile

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Gasoline/petrol/diesel - all does it for me too! lol I was destined to become a taxi driver, and get to fill up with diesel every night.

      No-one else just adore the smell of tarmac? Maybe there is another name for it in the States? That black stuff they re-surface roads with? Mix of tar and stone chips?

      And I love the smell of the sea. That salty tang that comes in with the breeze as you stand on the shore with the wind in your hair. I missed that in Spain, even though the sea was never more that 5 miles or so away (as the crow flies).

      And talking of Spain, walking through the 'campo' when the almond trees are in flower is Heavenly.

      Or just walking by bars and smelling that heady mix of coffee and beer.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image90
        wordscribe43posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Oh I get the tarmac thing, Izzy.  Over the summer we had our street re-tarred (is that a word?) and I was the only one in the neighborhood who was happy.  Everyone else had their windows seal up tightly... not me. 

        We must have similar "smell buds" because I also love the smell of the sea.  Just left the Oregon coast and was loving how my clothes still smell.

  30. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 10 years ago

    I forgot


    pumpkin lattes



    sauteed garlic and onions

    olive oil and herbs for dipping bread

    chicken grilling outside

    @Izzy, I'm not feeling the love for the smell of tarmac.. smile   I do love the smell of the salty sea air, it's like therapy for me.  Maybe why I live in Florida. 

    I also love the smell of a hot summer night in Florida with a slight breeze.

    I also like the smell of Murphys Oil Soap. It's what I use to clean my floors, furniture and counters.

    How can I forget orange blossoms. smile

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hope you folks in Florida have the hatches well battened in view of the impending storm.

      Full moon tomorrow = highest tides in the next week.

      That plus Sandy looks a bit dangerous. Stay safe!

      Even if you don't like the smell of tarmac!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Izzy, the storms often come our way, but this one is heading towards DC, New Jersey, the Northeast.  I think the east coast of Florida may have felt some effects, but we didn't over here on the Gulf coast.  My thoughts are also with the people who may be affected.  We went through one a few months ago, and it was not fun. neutral  My street and yard turned into a lake.

        I hope those in mandatory evacuation zones take the necessary precautions and leave.  Situations can get very serious quickly.

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Not nice sad

          I saw on the news something about Venice being flooded?

          They showed pavement cafes with people sitting in about 6 inches of water. Well, one person. Guess the rest made a fast exit.

          1. rebekahELLE profile image87
            rebekahELLEposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            I don't know, it's very possible.  It's further south.
            Storm surge looks very threatening with Sandy.

            ok, back to favorite scents.  The scent of my clean sheets is calling me to bed.

  31. PaisleeGal profile image81
    PaisleeGalposted 10 years ago

    1. My Toddler Grandson fresh out of the bath still all snuggly wrapped up in a towel, scuirming to get loose and run naked through the house.
    2. French Lavender
    3. Pecan Pie in the oven.. reminds me of Thanksgiving, my mom's fav. holiday
    4. English Leather men's cologne.. . my first true love as a teenager wore it ..do they even make it anymore?
    5. Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath & Body Works
    6. Coffee - have never cared for drinking it but the smell is wonderful
    7. Hot Bread from the oven.

  32. profile image62
    logic,commonsenseposted 10 years ago

    A woman in a romantic mood.
    Freshly cut watermelon.
    Freshly cut grass.
    Freshly cut hay.
    Ripe peaches on a tree.

    1. habee profile image92
      habeeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Hay and sweet feed are biggies for me because of the association with horses.

    2. Ladymudd profile image39
      Ladymuddposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh yes...Hay....and leather...(saddle)

  33. snakeslane profile image82
    snakeslaneposted 10 years ago

    Sheets, towels and pillow cases dried outside on the clothes line
    fresh baked bread

    1. Ladymudd profile image39
      Ladymuddposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ooooo...I forgot about patchouli!!!  And sandlewood!

  34. MelissaVsWorld profile image82
    MelissaVsWorldposted 10 years ago

    Fresh laundry
    camp fires
    fresh baked bread
    fresh baked cookies
    apple pie
    evergreen trees
    baby powder
    vanilla cupcakes
    cotton candy
    movie theater popcorn
    coconut body lotion from Bath and Body Works
    Strawberry shampoo
    Old Spice aftershave

  35. Ladymudd profile image39
    Ladymuddposted 10 years ago

    Oh, my...
    Apple pie
    Pumpkin spice
    Gain detergent and softener
    puppy breath
    Turkey roasting

    1. Ladymudd profile image39
      Ladymuddposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Now I've read everyone else's and I agree with ALL OF IT!!!  LOL

  36. HoneyBB profile image93
    HoneyBBposted 10 years ago

    I love the smell of a kindergarden classroom...that gluey, pasty, papery smell. It brings me way back.

  37. aykianink profile image60
    aykianinkposted 10 years ago

    Onions.  Raw onions.  Seriously, just cut the onion in half and hand it to me.

    Other than that...I don't know, various women's shampoos?

  38. boundarybathrooms profile image87
    boundarybathroomsposted 10 years ago

    1. Mint
    2. Freshly baked bread
    3. Strawberries
    4. The fresh Winter air
    5. Freshly cut grass

  39. ocbill profile image52
    ocbillposted 10 years ago

    pine wood (after a cold rain)
    aqua di gio


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