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Nauseating smells
Sun 11-Jul-10
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SandyC
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Some people love them, some hate them.

Jasmine and Melissa give me a headache.

Deep fat fryers....even with filters

Lilies in the house.

sachets of wipes on planes.

Petrol and deisel

Out of date perfume....it is amazing how many people still put it on.

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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Oh goodness yes! Those plane wipes in sachets! UUUURGH!MonsterMonsterMonsterMonsterMonsterMonster

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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Patchouli oil - reminds me of a bloke who used to come into my Mum's shop who used this instead of showering. So as soon as I get a whiff of it I'm waiting for fermented body odour scent to hit mext

*bleurgh*

Sun 11-Jul-10
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I still keep the sachets as OH uses them to clean the laptops...when I am not in the room.

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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A big agreement on the Patchouli oil, you smell that and just know the reason why is a unwashed body coming up behind it.....

A couple of smells particular to the Pacific northwest, sugar beets in the field, and skunks, hopefully the rest of you haven't been blessed with either of those.....

Too much perfume, rancid or not, is just too much for me. Too many years of being trapped on an airplane with someone in the next seat who dumps on their favorite thinking they like it so everyone else will too....

 

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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I've smelled skunk in North Carolina - it goes on for miles.  My other hated smell is canned tuna, that makes me want to vomit.

I'll try that again!

Sun 11-Jul-10
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And I've just been reminded of another, coming in from my open window - fire-lighters!  Steam

I'll try that again!

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I've never smelt skunk but have had 2 dogs in the car that had rolled in fox poo and that is mind blowing.

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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Nasty!  Eeek

I'll try that again!

Sun 11-Jul-10
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I have smelled skunk too when I lived in Colorado, it sure has to be smelt to be believed. I always use to think it was the artistic license taken by cartoon makers but no license is taken whatsoever , it is bad!Doh

I hate certain loo cleaner smells and they are the most popular ones here. Can't describe them but they are usually blue in the UK.

 

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Anti-aphid spray. Yuk.

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goat's cheese

whiskey  -  I know, I know I live in Scotland    Doh

midge repellent 

Once when I was in a market in Malaysia, there was this horrific smell.  It was the legendary durian fruit and it smells just as bad as reported. 

lavender in the bedroom, it gives me a headache

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Skunk, definitely dreadful! P, like Joanna, was sceptical about how bad it could be...until we passed a dead skunk by the side of the road.

Most insecticides. Artifical smells in cleaning products. Paint, at least as I remember it in childhood. Fabric softener smells.

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I'm with you Danuta on the Goat's cheese, especially HOT goat's cheese- the cheese being hot, not the goat.

Mind you, hot goat is pretty grim, especially in a small, enclosed space.

Also agree on Whiskey- occasionally I have tried to drink Whiskey but the smell...reminds me of petrol.Urgh!

 

And as for fabric softeners and washing powders/liquids....staying away from home can be awful when the bed linen has been washed in stinky 'perfumed' chemicals.

I had a watering cans in the greenhouse and I left them full of water to warm up...a frog got in, couldn't get out...it was hot...you can guess the rest. That was fairly vile!Monster

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Mon 12-Jul-10
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Kate " leave a stick in the watering can " at least the poor thing could get out then.

A bit like when we arrived in France earlier this year " awful smell " but couldn't find it. Eventually, of course it was discovered. A starling had fallen down a chimney (I suspect) and had sat on the swing top bin in the kitchen - the top opened, starling fell in, and couldn't get out. However, saved me the job of picking it up and getting rid of it " already in the bin!!!! Big_Laugh

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