What is the best or most significant smell you've smelled today?

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    The smell of a ravioli soups in a Chinese restaurant this afternoon.


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    A friend of mine works in retail and she's always talking about how tons of people - regardless of age - simply don't know how much perfume or cologne to wear, or even their proper clothing sizes (she's actually argued with women abut their own bra sizes). Riding thru an area with a nightclub or downtown during rush hour, I always pass several people that have over done it.

    And I'm flabbergasted to learn they still sell/make Brut. I haven't worn that since high school (late 70s). It's like finding out they still make Hai Karate. :)
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    Rooster crowing for dinner!


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    That is so true about clothing sizes....I think a lot of women are in denial about their size and bras in particular......but most women don't like to be fitted for one so they just keep buying the wrong size. Kinda silly really!

    I have a keen sense of smell myself and just loath being near women who have drenched themselves in cheap perfume. It just goes straight to my head!

    Late 70's is when Brut became huge here.....everyone was wearing it.....but you know I kinda liked it back then and my big brother wore it too! Just loved those little bottles!

    I had to look up Hai Karate....I don't think we had that brand here in OZ. ;)
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    Hai Karate's gimmick was that you had to fight the women off. The ads were hilariously cheesy, with a geeky guy in a leisure suit pursued by tons of models. If you've seen The Incredibles, Frozone is putting some on just before his wife's dinner party, when he sees a helicopter crashing outside.
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    Sorry, thought I was in the sounds section


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    Thanks! I smell cinnamon every morning for breakfast too, I never tire of it! That's why we love OPIUM too!
    Honeysuckle first thing this morning coming through my window!

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    It's noon here, but what I smelled so far can't be topped, imo: new-mown grass; and laundry that was drying outdoors - it has a unique, wonderful smell, different to the one dried inside. :)
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    Spaghetti. That's all thank you.
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    Funny, I was reading a thriller where the terrorists killed some guys with poison gas and one guy knew what it was because it smelled like freshly cut grass.
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    Thankfully terrorists are not interested in a quiet area like the one I'm living in, so the smell of freshly cut grass stays what it is - the smell of new-mown grass, no Phosgene. :)
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    Also J. A. , because you live in a magical place like Shangria La, they won't be able to find you! :);). :);) only people pure of heart can live there. ( sorry about the spelling of Shangra La, I will have to look it up ) I too, LOVE the smell of clothese that have been dried in the outdoors! To me they smell like sunshine! :);) :);)


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    :) :D
    Shangri La is the right expression, afaik.

    That's right, they smell like sunshine. :)
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    Went to our favourite Antiques centre today and they had been cutting the grass.....Lovely.
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    New recliner, leather, not only is it really comfortable but smells neat. I've never had leather furniture (or car seats), I may sleep in this tonight to test it:)
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    Sunscreen agent. We had hiking day, I had to use some.
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    The garbage can. I was making a fruit salad for this party and threw out all the peels and seeds. Made so much fruit salad i had to change the bag and thats when i took a whiff of the smell of my garbage can. The fragrant smell of the cherry seeds mixed with orange peels topped with the aroma of the apple cores.
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    Rain.
    After a dry week with 30° C and more, this is the best scent ever. :)
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    The smell of vanilla flavored coffee! Just had to have some right now! :)
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    I wanted to post this yesterday, but forgot :p

    Lime blossoms - love the smell! :)

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