First Impressions

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  1. ocfireflies profile image73
    ocfirefliesposted 9 years ago

    For many of us the first thing we notice when we walk into a room is how the room smells.
    My question:  What smell must one smell in order to feel as though the room is clean?

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image60
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If it is occupied, then the smell of freshly vacuumed carpets and sofas. Non-carpeted rooms are cleaned with soap and/or cleaners.

      If it is for sale, then the smell of fresh paint.

      1. ocfireflies profile image73
        ocfirefliesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I had not thought about the smell of fresh paint if one is trying to sell.  Great idea.  Thanks Kevin

        1. The Examiner-1 profile image60
          The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You are welcome Kim. That is one of the last things which people do after they have emptied rooms:  paint ALL rooms - even bathrooms and kitchens and they have cleaners for carpets.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      A fresh linen smell is always light and clean smelling.

      1. ocfireflies profile image73
        ocfirefliesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I like fresh linen, too.  I can always tell I sleep so much better after bed laundering which has that smell.
        Thanks Faith for responding.  Do you have any special cleaning products you use that give that fresh linen smell?

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      Deborah Sextonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If the smell is the first thing that I notice when I walk into a room, that mean's something  has been added to the air to make it smell good,  or it smells dirty. Other than those two, I don't think about the smell of a room when I enter it

      As you know, if you clean a house you won't have to worry about adding something that smells CLEAN

      I have Geranium liquid incense made, here in California,  and I have one called Nag Champa liquid incense imported from India, to add scents to our home..But I clean my house every day, and I give it a good cleaning once, or twice a week. It makes the smell of my incense so much more pure

      I have a liquid incense steamer that causes a misty steam that goes through the AC vents, and finally through the air cleaners/filters.
      I love those two scentss, Geranium, and Nag

  2. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 9 years ago

    If I smell any artificial odor I assume they are trying to cover something up.

    1. ocfireflies profile image73
      ocfirefliesposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      I wonder about that too.  Thanks for responding.  Do you like walking into a home where someone has been baking?


  3. Hannemarie profile image60
    Hannemarieposted 9 years ago

    When I smell scented candles like jasmine or vanilla, I instantly feel calm and relaxed. (If it's something too strong like - often - roses, I just want to get out of there before I get a headache.)


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