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What are your favourite smells?

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GinN Report 29 Jan 2013 19:07

Karen - it's (or was) my favourite perfume. I first tried it on a Majorcan holiday about 15 years ago, and would go to the same perfumerie every evening to spray myself liberally before a night out. The irate assistant eventually twigged what I was up to, so I thought I'd better buy some! :-D

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 28 Jan 2013 16:59

GeordieinNorfolk, you've brought back a pleasant memory for me - that's 'Roma' perfume by Laura Biagiotti <3. I had some a long while back, and just luuurved it to bits <3. Is it still around, just off to google :-)


EDIT: Yes it is, favourable prices on Amazon.


PatrickM Report 27 Jan 2013 01:13

Freshly made coffee,
Bread baking,
A nice fry up,
The smell of a log fire on a cold winter morning,

But the best smell for me is the air outside of a plane above 13,000 feet.


StrayKitten Report 26 Jan 2013 23:50

fresh cut grass,
fresh coffee
bread baking,
spiced apples,
olbas oil ;-)


ChrisofWessex Report 26 Jan 2013 22:39

Oh dear I am going to sound like I am tuppence short of a shilling -

New rubber (inside of new wellies)
Mixed smell of grain/oil/tar/salt/sea air in the dock sheds when I used to go down to Dad's ship
Chanel 5
a young baby nestled into the side of your neck


GinN Report 26 Jan 2013 22:28

Got no sense of smell now, only memories;-
New mown grass
Baking bread
"Roma" perfume
Old books
The sea
Roasting Chicken
The smell from our local sugar beet factory

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 26 Jan 2013 21:57

new cotton
the pages of a new book
dried porcinii mushrooms
new babies
the sea air
anything with a lime flavour
hubby's Heritage aftershave
fresh dried laundry as it comes off the line (works best on a really windy day).

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~

~~ Jules in Wiltshire~~ Report 26 Jan 2013 20:13

baking bread
Sea air
Saw mills (wood shavings)
bacon cooking.............. :-D


JoyBoroAngel Report 26 Jan 2013 20:06

petrol oil and leather all mixed together
brings back memories of my biker days
paris perfume
fresh coffee
spiced apples

and freshly bathed johnsons babies :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 26 Jan 2013 19:37

sniffing :-D :-D :-D


Kay???? Report 26 Jan 2013 19:31

Whif of pipe tobacco.

Petrol fumes. :-D.

Bathed Johnsons baby.

Roast dinner.

Fresh bedding.

Lavender wax furniture polish.

Stewed cooking apples,clean and fresh.

and sausage rolls baking.

and any smells that holds a memory.......

putty tin,


burning wood.

parma violet sweets.


Mr Daff,,,,,,,,there will be a plausible excuse for the Hay.... ;-) :-D :-D


MrDaff Report 26 Jan 2013 18:47

Frying bacon or onions
Fresh ground coffee
Freshly laundered sheets
Newly sawn wood
Cordite (after it's gone bang :-D )

AinC ... what you doing in the hay barn ???? ;-)


AnninGlos Report 26 Jan 2013 17:36

mmm???? Dog's feet, manure :-D :-D


Annina Report 26 Jan 2013 16:57

Brand new cotton fabric,
Frashly sawn timber
Dogs feet
Puppy breath
Well rotted manure or compost,
Hot car engine........................

Now you are all going to think that I am wierd. :-D :-D :-D


AnnCardiff Report 26 Jan 2013 15:19

a puppy when he licks your face
inside of a hay barn
Angel perfume
Aromatics elixir


ButtercupFields Report 26 Jan 2013 14:33

Coffee brewing
Sea air


DazedConfused Report 26 Jan 2013 13:43

When driving through the countryside and someone is burning wood in their garden I have to open the car windows wide and inhale. It is a smell that takes me back to my childhood and happy holidays spent with my great aunt in the Surrey countryside and home made mint sauce (great aunt again)

Fresh Mown Grass (even though it will make me sneeze for ages!)
Freshly baked bread
Arpege by Lanvin - my favourite perfume.


Sharron Report 26 Jan 2013 13:40

The back of the cat's ears
Steam engines
My new shed
Tuscany aftershave
Lauder for men
Wood fires


AnninGlos Report 26 Jan 2013 12:51

Rose I forgot linseed oil because you don't smell it much now, yes, reminds me of working in the shed with my Dad with putty.


AnnCardiff Report 26 Jan 2013 11:48

white violets
Daphne Odora
fresh tarmac
babies class in school - mixture of plastacine and chalk
old style cinemas
our old coal house when I was a kid
coffee shops
sweet peas
old style damask roses
my grampy's shed
christmas cake cooking
turkey cooking