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    Default Scents other than fragrances that you love

    I'm talking about scents that you find either in nature or in your day to day life that you love. It doesn't mean that it can't be something that has been used in some part in a fragrance, but just a scent that you love. I happen to love the smell of pine, fresh salty sea air, and the smell of crackling wood on a cold night. There's this wonderful Peruvian restaurant not too far from where I live which makes amazing chicken, which they cook in their wood burning ovens. The smell of burning wood is heavenly, and can be smelled hundreds of feet away from the restaurant. Something else that I love equally is the scent of burning charcoal. There's a small market not too far from me which barbeques meats using charcoal on the weekend. The smell of the burning charcoal just makes me want to open a cold beer and sit down next to it, and be lazy the whole day.

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    Love the aromas of Chicken Tandoori, the scent of burning Charcoal, yes.


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    Oh yeah, that too...The scent of a good Indian restaurant. I'm right there with you : )

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    The Just Starting Out section had a recent thread on the same topic, but I'll chime in again here.


    Some scents that I find intriguing are:
    • garden plants: violet, rose, tobacco flower, tomato (leaf and fruit), marigold, brugmansia, locust in bloom, Texas croton (always thought this would make a good herbal note in perfumery), prairie grass in bloom, cut grass
    • tropical flowers: plumeria, jasmine, orchid
    • Ripe tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, jackfruit, durian
    • Animals: horses, dogs, puppies, cows, zoos, humans
    • man-made: rubber (tire store!), gasoline, diesel, auto repair shop, farm tractors, old barns, dry cleaning shop, teeth being drilled (dental office), old paper, libraries, dairies & ice cream factories, breweries & wineries, museums (especially natural history museums), old attics and basements, old European cathedrals, the Taj Mahal, Asian food markets
    • forest: ozonic thunderstorm air, brown loam soil, compost, tree bark, wet moss, crushed sassafrass leaf, cut wood (pine, cedar, oak, walnut), bog & swamp
    • places: Delhi, Manila, Bali, Salt lake City, Paris
    • marine: seaweed, salt water spray, fish, bilge water
    Not all are good scents, but they're unique and intimately associated with the things that create them. I suppose I could have been more descriptive for each of the smells above, but it would have been forbiddingly long. It'll be fun to see what smells captivate others.
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    I love coffee's aroma, new leather and "just started to rain" smell.

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    Im nuts about:

    fresh baked bread
    cinnamon
    chimney smoke in the neighbourhood...

    ...and I'm with Jasper on the "just started to rain"
    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 16th September 2008 at 10:54 AM.

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    I'm one of those who always notices, but doesn't really enjoy the scent of rain.

    Some of my favorites are:
    gas station gasoline
    brewed coffee in the morning (even though I don't drink it) - not coffee shoppes though
    saw dust
    chimney fires in autumn, from the outside of a house
    fresh concrete that has not been poured yet

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    coffee beans
    white board pens
    permanent marker pens
    the smell of a hot day on the beach
    sesam oil
    leaves in the rain

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    I love the smell of:

    - Good pipe tobacco (different flavors)
    - Thai Food
    - Rain on warm earth
    - Sea
    - Horses
    - Pineapple, Mangaba, Mango, Guava and other brazilian fruits
    - herbs that you use on food (like basil)
    - Flowers in general, especially white flowers

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    Rain on hot, sunbaked asphalt.

    Cedar and pine forest on a hot, sunny day.

    The smell of the air on a BC Ferry.

    Traditional breakfast cooking (eggs/bacon/hashies/sausages/pancakes/coffee etc.) when one is camping/roadtripping/at summer camp.

    Fresh cream or milk.

    Baking, especially during holiday times.

    Clean baby.

    Gasoline (my Dad used to make sure I wasn't standing by the pump sniffing away the whole time he was getting gas when I was little)

    Woodsmoke in the Fall.

    Jack-o-Lanterns (i.e. pumpkin *with* a burning wax candle inside).

    Vegetation at night.
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    I posted this elsewhere but I love the smell of the day after a party empty beer bottles. The rotting barley. hop and traces of alcohol are an odd sweetness to it that I like.

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    cinnamon.
    and leather.
    and fuel.
    and fire (thank god i got a small fireside, not very common here)
    forest after rain.
    how the garden changes from season to season.
    vanilla.
    and i second basil

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    Coal Smoke on a cold day
    Wood Smoke on a cool day
    Smell of the air when a fresh sea breeze blows in (not so much marine, but CLEAN)
    Rose petals
    Jasmine
    Tar on a hot day (Asphalt)
    Dirt
    Pastureland in the spring
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    Quote Originally Posted by LedByMyNose View Post
    ...Jack-o-Lanterns (i.e. pumpkin *with* a burning wax candle inside)...
    Good one!
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    Well, I guess we can all be honest here?


    I love the smell of weed.

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    Crayons!!!!!! they smell so good . i want toeat them hahahahaha!! and dont act like you dont either

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    Rain on hot, sunbaked asphalt
    Rain on hot hay
    Rain on dry mud
    Weed - dry mint leaves
    Basil , Basil oil
    Manhattan Subways
    Oregon Sea coast- esp cannon beach
    cold air after a snowfall in Syracuse NY
    cold air in winters near Niagara Falls- Almost has a metallic accord
    Bylanes of istanbul, bombay,


    I think

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    I love the smell of a French patisserie, and like many others, the smell of fresh coffee, as well as the rich fragrance of dark chocolate and the comforting smell of pencil shavings. But one of my most favourite smells in the world is that of a freshly struck match, or a just fired cap from a cap gun. Terre d'Hermès comes close to that sulphorous scent it its "flint" note, as do some other grapefruit scents, but it's not quite the same, not as special nor as nostalgiac as the real thing.

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    Pesto with garden-fresh basil (garlic included!)
    An ice-cold gin and tonic with a fresh squeeze of lime
    Tomato sauce gently simmering away on a cold December Sunday
    Musty apples
    Old records
    Antique wood furniture

    and I'm with Dimitri on chimney smoke in the neighborhood.

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    my girlfriend early in the morning
    "You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
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    Ahhh, I finally found this thread! I was searching all over for it! I wanted to bump it because one, I am absolutely obsessed with the smell of charcoal, I find the scent simply amazing (it's wafting off our deck as I type), and two because I want to hear more opinions!
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    Walking into a shoe repair shop man. I love that smell of rubber / leather / glue.

    Also, being Italian, the smell of fried peppers with garlic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AromiErotici View Post
    Walking into a shoe repair shop man. I love that smell of rubber / leather / glue.

    Also, being Italian, the smell of fried peppers with garlic.
    AE a big yes on both accounts. I used to work as a shoe salesman, the smell inside a BRAND NEW box of shoes is like a damn drug, it's truly intoxicating.

    Though, I'm not very Italian, there is quite a bit on my mother's side, and she cooks a mean Italian sauce and lasagna a few times a year, the smell of our house on those days are divine.
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    I'm amazed I never became a "huffer" in the 70's like the rest of my neighborhood did.

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    I also have to admit I'm strangely fond of the smell of bleach. Weird huh?
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    The fragrant smell of a blooming Brazilian jaboticaba tree.

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    It's hard to beat wild honeysuckle on a hot summer night! WOW.

    This Method hand soap (from Target) smells good. Like Creed Erolfa.

    Krispy Kream Doughnut Shops and The Starbucks drive-thru window.

    Confederate Jasmine plant outside my office deck.

    My sons' heads! Sweet baby smell! (and one is 13!)

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    Chuck, what color of the Method soap is it? I would not mind washing my hands in something that smelled like Erolfa.
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    The Method is the liquid clear version. Very clean smelling.

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    It's embarrassing that I don't know the name (still, after years) but for a few weeks of each year in the fall (the fall in northern NJ is about 1 week long) and for about the same amount of time in the spring there is a flower that I smell in certain places, especially on campus, that I love.
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