Published on 12, July, 2020
Just thought I would start an informal discussion about the smells that you love and the smells you hate.
I hate the following smells:
Cigarette smoke - I have to hold my breath when walking past a smoker, or walk in the opposite direction.
Hand cream - hate the strong smelling one that some people apply in my company. I say nothing because I don't like conflict, but it makes me gag, and so I have to hold my breath.
Strong perfume and deoderant
Car exhaust fumes
Food smells in confined spaces, like the smell of other peoples' fish and chips when I am on the train
Smells I love:
Sheep and cattle smells
Agree with Hope's list,
I also find hand cream nasty, surprised its not mentioned more.
The smell of a real fire gives such a warm safe feeling at this time of year.
a few disagreements with Scorpie,
I dont like new car smells, remind me of cancerous chemicals.
I like country smells, even walking past a big pile of poo is OK.
Car exhausts are Ok, Diesel lorries are bad and I hold my breath but I guess thats normal.
and Toast is a huh ? Maybe because it brings on anxiety about burning down the house ? Seems to be an issue with association rather than the smell itself.