What is your favorite smell?

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  1. Time4Travel profile image61
    Time4Travelposted 7 years ago

    We encounter smells all of the time-- during the holidays, at malls, in forests, etc. But, which smell is your favorite?

    I'll start...

    Beeswax

    1. pennyofheaven profile image81
      pennyofheavenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Spring

      1. Time4Travel profile image61
        Time4Travelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Flowers, grass, life reawakening... definitely a great smell!

    2. Dave Harris profile image70
      Dave Harrisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I have many favourites including freshly cut grass, freshly baked bread or doughnuts, the ocean, fresh coffee, cooked bacon, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla and peanut butter to name but a few!

    3. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      men lol

  2. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I find all kinds of smells appealing; lavender, wax crayons, tarmac, freshly painted rooms, the sea, a pine forest, bread baking ... the list is endless. To define a favourite is an impossible task. I've never really thought about it. An interesting question.

    1. Time4Travel profile image61
      Time4Travelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean! There are so many wonderful smells to choose from. My own list is endless too... vanilla, the smell after it rains, cinnamon, the beach, the list goes on. Beeswax candles are one of my favorite smells.

  3. evvy_09 profile image73
    evvy_09posted 7 years ago

    For use on myself I love soft and girly scents like vanilla or cherry.  As for my house I go for the sharp and clean scents like orange and lemon.

  4. shazwellyn profile image66
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    Actually, the smell of a newly washed man, with some Paul Smith extreme is a must for me.  Yes, I know it is a bit base instinct, but it really hits the spot for me *blush*

  5. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    Cinnabon.

  6. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    My ex's bedroom used to smell of lavender or something that was nice smile

  7. hubzer profile image59
    hubzerposted 7 years ago

    All baked pies fresh from the oven. cheers Hubzer

    1. Time4Travel profile image61
      Time4Travelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree. The smell of baked goods is heavenly!

  8. 2uesday profile image83
    2uesdayposted 7 years ago

    Laundry fresh in from the washing line or rose water.

    1. Time4Travel profile image61
      Time4Travelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh... the smell of clean... nothing quite like it!

  9. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago

    Nag Champa

  10. seanorjohn profile image78
    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago

    Very philisophical question. I think Confucious had something to say about this." Every man loves the smell of his own *****
    Personally I go for freshly baked bread and coffee aroma.

  11. Diffugere_nives profile image69
    Diffugere_nivesposted 7 years ago

    Great question with so many answers. I think bread baking and fresh coffee brewing are two of my favourites along with freshly cut grass (preferably without the sneezing I get with it)and chocolate melting. I also like the smell of early morning rainfall though I'm not sure if that would vary place to place, by me it seems to freshen the factory and road smells into something natural and fulfilling, but it could just be me smile

    1. Time4Travel profile image61
      Time4Travelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The smell of rain makes me think of warm, exotic places smile Where I live, it rarely rains, so I find that smell exhilarating.

  12. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 7 years ago

    The smell of rain on the parched ground,
    The smell of flowers wafting in from the garden at dawn,
    The smell of fresh air on the mountain top,
    The smell of a BABY
    The smell of Christmas... has a distinct smell in my memory..and so on.. smile

    I had a wonderful time remembering .. thanx  smile

  13. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    Horse.
    Frasier fir tree.
    The ocean.
    Paul Sebastian men's cologne.
    Cloves.
    Wood smoke.
    Ivory soap.
    Suntan oil.
    Yeast rolls.
    Bacon frying.
    Fresh cut hay.
    Equine sweet feed.

  14. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Great question.
    I have many smells I enjoy, not necessarily a single one, but for various reasons of nostalgia, or pleasure, they resonate with me:

    flower fragrances, in particular lilac and honey suckle
    gasoline;
    musk,
    woods,
    cedar,
    a forest,
    apple pie,
    bread baking,
    chocolate chip cookies out of the oven,
    musk
    my skin when the sun soaks into it,
    coconut suntan lotion,
    the ocean,
    fresh cut grass,
    my late husband's cologne,
    baby lotion...

  15. europewalker profile image75
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    Chocolate and coffee.

  16. profile image61
    logic,commonsenseposted 7 years ago

    a woman's genitals, freshly washed of course! smile

  17. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    Leather
    Honeysuckle
    Cedar
    Gardenia
    Magnolia
    Coconut
    Orange citrus

  18. profile image0
    Deborah Sextonposted 7 years ago

    Smell is closest to memory, than any of the other senses. (It stimulates memory)

  19. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...vanilla - have a nice natural skin cream with the scent
    ...jasmine - natural oil; love it
    ...sweet frankincense and sage and other natural incense (not the sticks) - i burn lots of it - the natural resin burned on incense charcoal - especially in the winter

  20. gracenotes profile image91
    gracenotesposted 7 years ago

    1. The ozone released into the air before or after a rain shower.

    2.  When I used to water ski, the smell of the lake around me (maybe ozone there too?)

    3.  On certain damp days, the smell of sycamore or cottonwood trees, which is somewhere between earthy and spicy.

    4.  If you've ever had a parrot as a pet -- parrot feathers (a warm earthy smell).

    5.  Orange blossoms

    6.  Vetiver

    7.  Texas Mountain Laurel for the 2 weeks they bloom in Spring.

  21. edelhaus profile image75
    edelhausposted 7 years ago

    hands down may favorite smell was  my little boyafter he'd been outside playing all day.  He smelled like sunshine, sweat and... him!  Course, now he older so - not so sweet :-0

  22. kmackey32 profile image70
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    My favorite smell is my mans smell...lol

  23. mega1 profile image77
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    the smell in the woods - especially under the bay trees

  24. Wendy Krick profile image73
    Wendy Krickposted 7 years ago

    Honeysuckle
    coffee
    chocolate
    clean cotton sheets
    babies
    vanilla
    lilac

    I'm sure there are many more but here are a few...

  25. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Fresh cut oranges

  26. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    my wife after she works up a sweat.

  27. Extinct Soul profile image61
    Extinct Soulposted 7 years ago

    The smell of a newly laudried matress, linen and pillow of my bed.

  28. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 7 years ago

    The Sea

    My wife

  29. donotfear profile image87
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    Ahhhhhhhh......Jungle Gardenia.

  30. heart4theword profile image78
    heart4thewordposted 7 years ago

    Cinnamon Rolls:)
    Hot Chocolate:)
    Fresh Baked Cookies:)

  31. jacobkuttyta profile image59
    jacobkuttytaposted 7 years ago

    smell of the fresh bread

  32. Bail Up ! profile image72
    Bail Up !posted 7 years ago

    Fresh brewed coffee &
    Coconut or tropical suntan lotions

  33. princess g profile image60
    princess gposted 7 years ago

    coffee

    babies

    tanning oil

    oranges

  34. princess g profile image60
    princess gposted 7 years ago

    I forgot chocolate

    1. The Baking Guru profile image60
      The Baking Guruposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ocean
      cinnamon
      muffins baking
      lavendar

  35. elayne001 profile image83
    elayne001posted 7 years ago

    lavendar
    cinnamon
    freshly baked bread
    a freshly washed baby
    clean sheets

    1. profile image0
      Kerry43posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      fresh linen
      rain in the redgum forest in Australia
      a new babydoll

  36. Don Ship profile image76
    Don Shipposted 7 years ago

    The smell of Petrol.
    The smell of a newly painted house.

  37. profile image0
    TechTrendyposted 7 years ago

    The ocean.

  38. saleheensblog profile image59
    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    definitely smell of babies

  39. tymmy profile image61
    tymmyposted 7 years ago

    I think mine would be the smell of the Ocean in the wee hours of the morning. I don't get to smell it often, but when i do, I savour every minute of it.

  40. Bellamie profile image59
    Bellamieposted 7 years ago

    Mom's spaghetti sauce

  41. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 7 years ago

    The smell that wafts through the air around a tea factory

    The smell of coffee beans being ground

    Your girl's hair after she washes it, no matter what soap she had used

    Well ok, it is the smell from the just opened Dom Perignon  smile

  42. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    Babies

  43. ddsurfsca profile image73
    ddsurfscaposted 7 years ago

    puppy breathe

  44. TheJman profile image60
    TheJmanposted 7 years ago

    has to be vanilla!! seriously... i find it intoxicating!

  45. Beth Godwin profile image82
    Beth Godwinposted 7 years ago

    Paul Sebastian does smell good!  I love to smell the Ocean, rain, and clean cotton dried outside. smile

  46. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Fresh Roses! smile

  47. camlo profile image88
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I look forward to the smell of freshly cut grass at this time of year.

  48. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    juniper berry

    1. camlo profile image88
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like the smell of gin, too.

  49. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 7 years ago

    lavender

    1. jeremytorres profile image58
      jeremytorresposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Viand big_smile

  50. Rosie2010 profile image73
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    I love the fresh out-of-the shower smell on a man.

 
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