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  • RepacK
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    Peat smoke, whisky, cigars, bracken, snow..

    PeterPoddy
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    Sausage rolls fresh out of the oven
    Clean bedsheets, that have been dried outside on the line

    That first cold, clear, sunny day after the worst of the winter is gone

    I know what you mean, but sometimes I smell spring…. It’s odd….more of a feeling than a smell, but it’s when the air smells fresh and new, and the breeze feels a bit warm, rather than a bit cold…
    🙂

    DrJ
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    Quote from “My Beautiful Launderette” – hot buttered toast next to an open fire, and cunty fingers”

    aphex_2k
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    Hot buttered white bread toast and the smell of a freshly made espresso.

    grumm
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    Cut grass or wood smoke do it for me.

    biggulp
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    Sticking with the weather theme the smell of heavy dew on a late summer morning with a slight nip in the air. It reminds me of going back to school after the summer holidays. Not a fantastic smell because autumn and winter are on the way but an evocative one.

    kona_uk
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    Compost, fresh bread and open fires whilst toasting the bread on the fire…

    Great memories…

    Premier Icon mugsys_m8
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    Third the Castrol R. Reminds me of many a Classic racing meet at Snetterton.

    Creoste I can agree with, Smell of fresh cut grass, Smeel of rain on hot tarmac.

    To be honest pretty much agree with everything that has been said so far.

    yes castrol R takes me back !

    uplink
    Member

    Castrol R for me too

    wild garlic

    mrsflash
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    bonfire mixed with wool – takes me instantly back to my childhood, my dad had seemingly endless bonfires at home and his gardening jumper was an old holey wool thing that permanently smelled of them.

    Andyhilton
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    GT85

    Creosote

    Petrol

    Proper coffee

    Soup
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    Old school creosote combined with a freshly mown lawn.

    Takes me right back to watching my Dad in the garden circa ’79

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I know what you mean, but sometimes I smell spring.

    I think you can smell new plant growth and the sap rising in the trees. A definite smell. I bet if you did chemical analysis on the air through spring you’d find the chemicals change week by week.

    Christmas day morning – it must be the mix of the smell of the tree and the cooking turkey.

    New shoes.

    bikemonkey
    Member

    GT85 – reminds me of 5 years working in a bike shop
    Wet flannel – don’t ask

    mcmoonter
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    Peat smoke, marzipan, pine resin, wd40

    Anna B
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    As a child I loved the smell of exhaust fumes… leaded as well. Now my favourite smell is beach balls, or anything else made out of the same material.

    Premier Icon momo
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    Petrol fumes while filling up the car, I’ve actually missed this smell while my car has been off the road for the last 6 months, and only driving diesels in the mean time.

    Burnt two stroke oil, reminds me of going to the bike racing with my dad when I was a kid

    fresh laid tarmac, cut grass, coffee, cigar smoke

    oh and I’ve always rather enjoyed the stench of my own farts 😉

    mrsflash
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    I also agree with the being able to smell spring thing. also you can often smell when it’s about to rain.

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    like the post-it note one, the pages of a new glossy magazine, with the printers ink / varnish fumes still on it.

    The smell of cricket eqipment – not musty after a long winter in the loft, I mean of a new pair of batting gloves or something. It’s a mixture of the sheepskin leather but they also seem to dust them with some sort of powder to stop them being sticky. Great smell.

    And on last night’s ride, we passed a pub (the Cricketer’s at Yateley in case it’s important) and I swear they were barbecueing (at least grilling) king prawns with the shell on. Mmmmmmm!

    pine forrests

    the musty smell you get from boats left under covers

    the sea

    wetsuits

    peat/heather smoke

    moisturiser, stella, strawberies and cream, sweat, and the back of a hot car.

    Moses
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    Washing fresh off the line.
    Fresh bread
    Grass after rain.
    Pine woods
    Jasmine on a hot night
    My wife’s armpits in the morning
    Other bits, too.
    Heather moorland in August
    Coffee-shops (good ones)

    Old canvas tents in the rain.

    donald
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    Now my favourite smell is beach balls

    WOW – sudden flashback to childhood holidays. Why do they have such a distinctive smell? Some unhealthy plasticiser no doubt.

    tails
    Member

    oil paint on canvas a couple of days after painting.

    tails
    Member

    oh and the smell when planing or lathing timber and also furniture wax.

    coffeeking
    Member

    Wetsuits for me too, but only clean dry ones.
    Sea air, especially if mixed with 2-stroke exhaust smell.
    Boiling engine oil.
    Pine forests.

    My wife’s armpits in the morning

    Someone is particularly sensitive to pheromones!

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    a freshly opened bag of raindow drops.

    have you had them recently? Found them, surprised they were still going, massively disappointed. Thinks its because of the no artificial this and that. Bring back E numbers all round.

    will probably sound stupid, but i can smell when its going to snow.

    Premier Icon sturmey
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    Freshly mown grass caught the first smell of it this year on thursday mornings commute (late start) and just gave me a hint of the good weather thats coming our way this year!

    Gary_C
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    Freshly mown grass as well.
    Takes me back (many!)years to when I was at junior school & we had a lesson sat outside,& the grass we were sat on had been cut that morning.

    FoxyChick
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    firelighters

    Aviation fuel for some reason!
    also pipe tobacco, reminds me of my grandad smokig his pipe before he gave up

    avdave2
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    Napalm in the morning

    will probably sound stupid, but i can smell when its going to snow.

    Why “probably” ?

    Dom C
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    Peat smoke. Went over to Ireland last November for a family do. Driving across from Dublin to Tuam at night it was pretty much all I could smell once I’d gotten off the motorway

    MrNutt
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    Victory! (my second SS win in so many weeks!)

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