Hello, fellow Pandas! Most of us have a favorite smell or smells—something that makes us happy and reminds us of something that we love or a fond memory.

What's your favorite smell? Is it freshly mowed grass? Your grandmother's cookies? Deodorant? Maybe even gasoline or something else that people wouldn't normally think of when asked about pleasant smells? Share with us below and don't forget to upvote your favorite answers!

#1

You guys might think I'm weird but I love how fresh wood smell.

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German Rottweiler#16
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1 month ago

same I also like the smell of new books and new shoes.

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#2

Freshly baked bread.
Foggy morning in the woods.
Coffee.

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Billy The Kid
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1 month ago

Love that but not sure about the coffee though

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#3

Fresh baked chocolate chip cookies

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Billy the kid
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1 month ago

hmmmm

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#4

When you walk outside in the morning and you can smell the leaves outside and the foggy breeze that whoosh through my hair. Ah, I love that smell of sanity.

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MrOwlAteMyMetalWorm.
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1 month ago

I love how you easily described the feeling just by using the term Whoosh.

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#5

Russian olive tree blossoms have the nicest fragrance I can think of. Mornings after rain, an intoxicating smell. Fir needles, pine sawdust. I missed all these beautiful smells when I lived in Asia, but there were frangipani blossoms to make up for them.

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#6

A steak cooked on a cast iron pan.

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Billy the kid
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1 month ago

im with you on that one. with mushrooms and fried onions

#7

Home. Every house has its own scent but home, to me at least, always smells relaxing. It's a curious blend of coffee, teas, whatever perfume I've been using during that time frame, cats, and years of family life. If "home" doesn't count as an answer, then how about "a blooming lilac bush on a warm rainy morning"?

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#8

When I walk into a used bookstore with classic, antique books. Those places are so rare these days! I love the smell of the old paper and undisturbed stacks of beautiful bindings.

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CamlikesCookies
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1 month ago

Yes! This is one of my faves as well!

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#9

A) Sharpies

B) Nail polish

C) Gasoline

D) Green apple Jolly Ranchers

E) That one ‘raspberry cream nougat’ scented marker of mine

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rgr8
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1 month ago

I love the smell of Gasoline. It's so distinct

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#10

I love the smell of grass in the morning

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Billy the kid
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1 month ago

cut grass

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#11

This is a bit bit weird of a question, but my favorite smell is Sugarcookies and barbecue

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Billy the kid
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1 month ago

love the smell of a BBQ. Its summer time

#12

Freshly brewed coffee
Freshly baked bread

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Lula Gage
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1 month ago

yes

#13

Cheiro de livro novo, o melhor! (The smell of a new book, that's the best!)

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averageperson
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1 month ago

Translation: The smell of a new book, that's the best!

#14

I love smelling pizza! It always makes me hungry though lol

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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

I'm just always hungry :>

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#15

bacon, cookies, cake, biscuits, chocolate, vanilla, etc.

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Billy the kid
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1 month ago

bacon is one of the tops for me. I fancy an egg, bacon and sausage sandwich now. brb

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#16

My favorite smell? Definatly my dad cooking! It's even better when he's using garlic!

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Maike van Ramshorst
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1 month ago

Cooking onions, garlic and thyme <3

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#17

might sound weird, but the smell of gasoline, like the specific smell of being next to an engine on a small powerboat, since i always sat in the back of a boat with my grandma when i was little and we went snorkeling

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Nuri Valcarcel Egea
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1 month ago

Me too!

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#18

I love the smell of almond extract, freshly popped buttered popcorn, chocolate lava cake in the oven, the smell of vanilla, and Bath and Body works over the holidays.

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¯_(ツ)_/¯
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1 month ago

we are bffs now.

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#19

I love the smell of the roses in our backyard. I'm pretty bias too. The roses in our backyard usually smell the best!

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#20

a) fresh paints
b) new art supplies
c) gasoline
d) cake/cookie batter

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#21

Herbal Lavender is one of my favorite smells. Not the smell similar of baby lotion, but the one used for cooking. Other smells I love are the smell of cooking bacon, Eucalyptus, and fresh mint.

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Jay Loren
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1 month ago

Leather

#22

I absolutely love fruity smells, my favorites being cherry, green apple, grape, strawberry, and watermelon. It sucks that finding perfumes (besides pkids ones) that smell like those fruits is difficult to find.

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1 month ago (edited)

This might be super weird but I also like the smell of petrol, concrete sealer, some medicines and paint thinner. There is also a leathersmith shop that has a rustic burning fire inside, I enjoy the smell of the combination of the fire and the leather. I don’t like the smells on their own but together is a different story.

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#23

Fresh chocolate

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#24

Not neccessary a ‘favorite’ smell: When I was about 7 or 8 years old, at least one winter I had pneumonia and bronhitis a few times, and I received a lot of antibiotics. It was a fluid and I had to take a spoon full every day, or maybe twice a day. It was supposed to smell like raspberries, but it was a bit of an artificial smell.

Years after that, whenever I smelled that particular raspberry smell, for just a few seconds I used to feel sick again, and only when I was 18 or so, I realised it was that smell that brought back the memory of being ill.

Real raspberries smell a bit different, but whenever I have e.g. yoghurt with (artificial) raspberry taste and smell, I still remember this, and it’s about 50 years later now.

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averageperson
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1 month ago

I've had an experience just like this! When I was a kid, whenever me and my siblings got carsick, we threw up in an empty 'fresh scent' hand wipes container. Now, to me, 'fresh scent' wipes smell like vomit. I can't stand them.

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#25

PUPPY BREATH!!!!!

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Darwinist
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1 month ago

Not if you don't give them dental treats.

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#26

Fresh mint, roses, lavender.
Cadbury's Dairy Milk!
Combo's - Ginger and lime, lime and mint, mint and ginger.
Fresh coffee.

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#27

Pasta bolognese
Apple pie in the oven
Morning fog in the meadows
Sawdust in my workshop

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#28

Oh, so many smells, but my favorite is my horse. I love smelling him. Then I love cinnamon raisin bread baking in the oven and I do love how Jo Malone Cologne smells and this is only a start on the smells I love! One other thing I want to add I love cigar smoke because it takes me back to when I was 5 o 6 years old and my uncle smoked cigars. I never smell cigar smoke and not think of him.

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Jayme Lowit
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1 week ago

horse smell is everything

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#29

Fresh linen :) and baby powder!

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#30

Hm. Tough one. My nose is ALWAYS stuffy, so I can't smell that well. But I LOVE the scent of baking vanilla. Sadly, it does not taste as well as it smells ;-;

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#31

Rain, mint candies, and chili peppers (I don't know why about the chili).

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Fernleaf6505
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1 month ago

You're not the only one who likes the smell of chili

#32

Lemon peel and flower, coconut, pine resin, the sea at low tide, freshly mowed mountain meadows ..... and my cat's fur :):)

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#33

The air after a rain.
The smell of the forest while hiking.
The ocean when it's churning.
Babies.
Sandalwood

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#34

my garden in the morning when its all dewy, cheesecake and matcha

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#35

Chocolate

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#36

smell of old pages in books... freshly baked goods and the smell of old paint after its peeled off the wall... i even love the smell of certain fruits at times and im kinda weird xD

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#37

Freshly opened hot sauce; Preferably tabasco

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Belle_Pandamonium🇧🇻l
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1 month ago

Yesss

#38

candle stores

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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

Haha!

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#39

I love vanilla, cinnamon, and mint smells.

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#40

I love the smell of my horse. I barrow my face in his mane and breath deep.

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Jayme Lowit
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1 week ago

same its a magical feeling

#41

I love the smell of Fires and BBQ I juts like the smell of fire lol and I like the smell of Mint and lemon and any type of herb am sorry but when ever I smell fire I think about the great food and my fave times in SA I just miss it :)

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Zoe's Mom
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1 month ago

Come to California if you like the smell of fire. I don't mean to be heartless because many are suffering but it's awful....you choke on it.

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#42

I love the smell of the forest up by mu house after a heavy rain fall especially the ferns.
The ocean.
Lavender
Roses
Musk soap
But most of all my dog.

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#43

And I like the smell of bath and body works and BUTTERD POPCORN YUMMMMM

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#44

I love the smells of autumn. Cinnamon, Spice, Pumpkin, etc. :3

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#45

Hmm... I don't know if they're my favorite smells, but ones I really, really like, for sure!

First off, that scent that I almost always smell during/after toasting marshmellows. I think it comes from the little wooden sticks I use to toast the marshmellows. After a while of slipping the marshmellows on and off of the stick, I guess it develops a little residue on the wood, so the next time I put it into the fire, it's got a mixture of burnt marshmellow and burnt wood smells. I spend a lot of time sniffing the stick after it, smiling because it smells so nice. Unfortunately, the smell doesn't last all that long, so I only get about 10 sniffs out of it before it completely fades away and I've just got a little stick up my nose. But gosh, it that a splendoricious smell!

Second off, the smell of a nice, somewhat-old book from the library. I read Warriors and Foxcraft, so every time I pick up a Warriors or Foxcraft book from the library, I open to very first page, and take a looooong sniff. It's the old, memory-holding pages that always make me forget every bad thing in existence for a short, short moment. That's one of the reasons behind my passion for reading. :)

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#46

I really like the smell of smoke. I also, really like the smell of gasoline. Don't judge me :)

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Willsagain
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1 month ago

Love the smell of Napalm in the morning?

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#47

halloween. i don't know if that makes sense but the way the air smells on halloween is the best. I also really love the smell of sprinklers in the summer.

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#48

Freshly mowed grass

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#49

Lilacs.

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#50

rain and crisp cucumber & melon hand soap

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#51

Fresh-baked cookies
Freshly cut grass + wood
My dad's cologne

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#52

For me it is a pot of hot black coffee

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Oof Me
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1 month ago

coffee does smell good

#53

1 - Toasted Marshmallows
2 - Rain
3 - Tires/Shoes

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#54

Adventure smells:
Pine wood,
wet soil, especially in old forests
campfire smoke (but not too much)
Harbours with traditional sailing ships. A certain mixture of salt, seaweed, wood, tar, fuel, grease and traces of seagull poop. Not particularly "good", but you know what I mean.

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#55

The smell of my new born daughter. Right after she was born and washed. I took her on my armes and kind of sniff her. There was no smell. There was just pureness and innosence.
And because we are arrounded wirh different kind of smells, thats why I remember it.
There was no smell. And it was beautiful.

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Arctic Fox Lover
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1 month ago

I like the smell of no smell too XD

#56

Shalimar perfume.

Vanilla.

The Atantic Ocean air.

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#57

My favorite smell is the smell of Christmas. Ya know, candles and the pine leaves falling of the Christmas tree. Sugar cookies, chocolate, it's just so magical.

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averageperson
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1 month ago

Yes!! I love the smell of Christmas SO much!!!!

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#58

The back of a cat's head.
old books
new glossy magazines
petrichor
aviation fuel
lilacs ( as someone else said, on a warm, damp morning)
honeysuckle
Pelargonium leaves
hyacinths
bluebells
interior of a new car
Givenchy III perfume
How pubs used to smell- smoke and beer
damp cellars

frying onions
grilling bacon
new leather satchel
piles of autumn leaves

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#59

Engine oil. My grandpa was a mechanic

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#60

Horses
my dogs
bloomed lilacs
smell of rain in the woods

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#61

New books, the smell when the seasons change, the ocean specially Hawaii, fresh clean bedding, solvent used to clean a printing press, my grandpas house, the forest in the morning

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#62

I love the smell of wild sage, the ocean,dark chocolate, old books, new books, spearmint, sawdust, campfire smoke, and pine trees.

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#63

cats
fallen leaves
coffee
and old books

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#64

coffee and makeup

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#65

Raw coffee beans, freshly cut grass and cucumber.

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#66

Bleu de Chanel completely intoxicates me. :)

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Sori
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1 month ago

Clean, the light smell of regular soap or soft citrus...

#67

I think my favorite smell would be eXoTiC bUtTeRs yes they exist

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1 month ago

Thanks Arctic Fox, and I’m guessing someone with no knowledge of Fnaf downvoted this

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#68

The smell that the air gets right before it starts to rain.

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Billy the kid
Community Member
1 month ago

and after

#69

the sweet smell of a cookout

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#70

Peppermint
Gasoline
Vanilla
An old friend's shampoo
Strawberries
Books

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#71

Chocolate. Anything chocolate. The one smell I've gotten to hate over quarantine, though, is hand sanitizer. I've had enough of it last a lifetime.

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#72

-Books
-Rosemary
-Pinecone sap
-Baked goods
-Petrichor
-Chocolate
-Mint
-Coconut
-Flowers

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#73

Fresh air. As in no cooking smell or perfume or any other kind of smell that can be a bit powerful. Also love the smell of mango

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#74

The smell of cold in winter.

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𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
2 weeks ago

I like that too. Makes sense, but at the same time none at all.

#75

Fresh coffee in the morning. Added with thw rest of my family still at sleep ans the silence outside while enjoying the first sip. Priceless.

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1 month ago

Don't mind the typos it's still too early 😊

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#76

I like smelling... 👃


Books (whether old or new). 📖

Foods (generally). 🍕

Sweet and sugary things (basically food again). 🍭

Home (there’s a distinct smell in people’s homes). 🏡

Gasoline (I have no idea why). 🚗

Do you agree with any? 😄

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Billy the kid
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1 month ago

gasoline

#77

Smell of rain

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#78

Rosemary ! All day, every day.

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#79

I like the smell of old musky furniture

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#80

Brownies baking.

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#81

Limoncello From Bath and Body Works. It is now a retired scent,(at least where I live) so it is insanely hard to find.

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#82

I know this is weird, but fresh oil. (I work with bikes, skateboards, and scooters.)

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#83

anything my mom ever makes for dinner :D

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#84

Tomato plant, not the fruit, the plant. I rub against every tomato plant I see, be it in a garden or a nursery. I know this is probably illegal in 14 states but I can't help myself!

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SeaAWiseMan
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1 month ago

Best. Smell. Ever.

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#85

Fresh Rubber ( like in bike wheels )

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#86

New books and crayons
Recently cutted grass
Foggy sea brease

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#87

Raw coffee beans, freshly cut grass and cucumber.

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#88

I like the smell of gas, diesel, and food

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#89

Freshly cut grass by far -- it smells like riding along on the garden tractor with grandpa while he lets me steer.

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#90

I like the smell of New books

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#91

Petrichor, fried garlic, cloves and Old Spice.

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#92

COFFEE

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#93

Lemon and lavender. I love it.

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#94

My children when they were babies...that sweet baby breath, the beautiful, perfect skin, the hair that just disappears in little wisps. Just breathing in their beauty. Good for the soul!

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#95

I love the smell of cafes at breakfast time - coffee, bacon, toast. I'm also really missing that whiff of jet fuel you get as you board a plane - always been the start of an exciting adventure to me.

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#96

Orange flowers, wet asphalt after summer rain, sea, wooden furniture, honeysuckle and yasmine flowers, rhum, tobacco for pipes and unlit cigarettes (not the smoke, the smell when you open a box of cigarettes), wooden colored pencils, alyssum flowers, wax honeycombs, isabella grapes.

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#97

My cat's breath when she licks me every morning and the ocean breeze

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#98

The scent of Cody Airspun face powder. My grandmother used this every day. If I close my eyes, sometimes I can pretend she is still here. I love her so.

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#99

Laundry, fall mornings, babies...well, clean babies.

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#100

Freshly baked cookies, roses, pizza, and coffee ❤️

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#101

Rain,vinella however you spell it, and orange

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#102

I kinda like the smell of medical tape adhesive. In the hospital we have a whole drawer full of it and sometimes when nobody's looking I just take a whiff.
I also like freshly mowed lawn, strawberries and the earthy smell after a summer rain (it's the smell of fungal spores, I know)

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#103

I love the smell of New books

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#104

A tomato picked fresh off the vine.
My dachshund.
Onion and garlic sautéing in a pan.

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#105

Warm strawberry pound cake

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2 weeks ago

Mmmmmmm that sounds AMAZINGGGGG

#106

At this point all I can think of is my new BF smell... 'In love' smells...heaven ♡

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#107

My cats, sort of musty smell. Warm blankets fresh from the dryer while still hot, its always a thick yet nice, homey smell. Oh, and my grandparents' house! The smell of my grandmother's older perfumes that stain the antique vanity, the saw dust and paint smell of my grandfather's workshop after finishing a project, and the smell of Orville Redenbacher brand popcorn wafting through the house as we count the seconds between pops.

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#108

I love the smells of my boyfriends. I'm sorry if I'm weird for that.

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Jayme Lowit
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1 week ago

boyfriends!?!?!

#109

freshly baken cinnamon rolls from the oven. a real treat

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#110

Spring flowers make me swoon! Lilacs, peonies, and hyacinths are my favorites— all fragrant *and* gorgeous

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#111

The smell of horse hair and saddles, new art supplies, my fathers cigar, summer campfires, gasoline and lake water from boating, brownies in the oven, the smell of fireplace smoke while standing outside in winter snow.

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Jayme Lowit
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1 week ago

horses and leather is the best

#112

Freshly cut grass and a shoe (leather) store

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#113

Soil smell just before raining....Bliss..!!!

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#114

ALASKA. The air is so clean, so fresh and crisp. It actually tastes good. There is pine in the air. If it's snowing, the scent is just pristine. I can always "smell" it in my memory, though I only lived there 2.5 years.

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#115

The cool breeze blowing off of the ocean.
Second - Freshly brewed coffee.

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#116

Petrol...

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#117

I enjoy the smell of:
Freshly baked cupcakes
Bookstores
Fresh clothes
Lavender
Roses
Bubblegum
Fried onions
Toothpaste (don't ask)
Strawberries and blackberries

Peace out :)

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#118

For me it’s the ocean. Something about the water lapping at the shore and the birds in the sky. The smell of the sea. It’s like a whole world is out there ready to be explored.

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#119

Three....
The smell of hot sidewalks in the summer just as it starts to rain.
Fresh mud.
Puppy breath.

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#120

Fresh baked goods

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#121

The smell of a farm, the animals, the cow manure, the turned-over soil.

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#122

The smell of my children

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#123

Bacon and the Home Depot

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Jessica Kirby
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3 weeks ago

I like the smell of coffee and freshly baked Brownies

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