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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:19 PM

What is your favourite aroma? I like Anais Anais perfume but don't have any because so many

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people are allergic to perfume. I like the smell of roses. And bread that is baking. I also love the smell of the outside in spring - when everything is thawing and you can smell the grass again. I remember walking down the streets of Paris at about 5AM. The streets were filled with the smell of baking bread on every block.

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Reply What is your favourite aroma? I like Anais Anais perfume but don't have any because so many (Original post)
applegrove Apr 2012 OP
Chan790 Apr 2012 #1
Kali Apr 2012 #9
Chan790 Apr 2012 #11
tabbycat31 Apr 2012 #24
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Sanity Claws Apr 2012 #3
applegrove Apr 2012 #8
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:21 PM

1. Apples.

I don't know why nobody has ever made an apple perfume, I'd be powerless in the grasp of an apple-scented woman.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:11 PM

9. they did

back in the 70s, it was green apple and came in a pretty frosted glass bottle shaped like an apple (duh)

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Response to Kali (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:22 PM

11. I'm not old enough to have been alive when it was on the market.

I'm a wee spriggan of 32.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:40 PM

24. Bath and Body Works used to have an apple fragrance

It was called "Country Apple" and they had a body splash. Not sure if they still make it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:25 PM

2. Puppy breath...

Also, Clinique- the fragrance.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:30 PM

3. Lilacs


Floral scents of all kinds are by far my favorites.
First among them are lilacs and then hyacinths.

There are probably tons of other flowers I'd love too if I only knew them.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:10 PM

8. I find lilacs tend to dominate too much. We have a variety of flowers and all you can smell is the

one from the lilac family.

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:37 PM

12. I love lilac.

 

I have a careful garden all around me -- not of my making -- and they're one of the first ones that come out full bloom and hit me and let me know spring is here. Can't bleeping wait...

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Response to Sanity Claws (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 02:56 PM

43. that's my answer, too

the house i grew up in had lilacs all over the yard and i absolutely loved it in the spring. my dad still lives there and i am so waiting for them to bloom.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:43 PM

4. I know this might sound weird, but the smell of a high-performance two-stroke

racing motor burning synthetic oil and aviation gasoline, the smell of nitromethane, or methanol used in karting.

Always reminds me that it's no longer winter and bench racing time is over, and racing season is finally here.

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Response to Ikonoklast (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:06 PM

20. Smell evokes a memory

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I like the smell of bus fumes . . . every big city, around the world I have been in, had the smell of bus fumes. So the smell makes me think of adventure and travel.

So, no, it doesn't sound weird at all.

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Response to siligut (Reply #20)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 01:54 PM

42. You beat me to it

Was going to say the smell of diesel exhaust, 'cause it invokes the excitement of an adventure that is just about to begin.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 10:54 PM

5. Hawaiian Tropic sunscreen

The coconut reminds me of vacation. 2nd is Old Spice Fiji.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:01 PM

6. Essence of Bacon.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:03 PM

7. Escada Rockin Rio.

Really sexy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:15 PM

10. creosote bushes after a summer thundersorm

horses

fresh cut grass

meat cooking over wood coals

bread

tea, coffee, tobacco - BEFORE brewing/lighting (tea is ok after brewing too, but the other two - meh)

good soap (especially if there has been a dirty job or lack of water preventing a good shower)

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 11:38 PM

13. I like Shalimar and Beautiful.

 

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Response to emilyg (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:21 PM

45. +1 on the Shalimar

you know they changed the formula - either last year or the year before I think? Seems one ingredient became really expensive and the company even changed the bottle shape as a result. Try bidding on the old formulas/bottles on ebay and you're in for stiff competition! It's amazing how popular the original scent is!!! (I have a small arsenal of the original which should last me awhile.)

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #45)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 08:28 PM

48. If you know someone

 

who has Beautiful - try it - very different from Shalimar - quite lovely.

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Response to emilyg (Reply #48)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:05 PM

49. Have it...and it's really nice!

Bought a 5-pack miniature/sampler of the most popular fragrances of Estee Lauder on ebay (most are eau de parfum) and let me tell ya - one drop is enough! Bought it for around $20.00. Don't see bargains like that anymore! I wear it sparingly and only on special occasions.

I also like something that Coty put out a long, long time ago...like in the late 70's or something - it was a compact with 3 cremes. One was Musk, the other was Civet Oil and the last was Ambergris Oil. I used to use all 3 together. Maybe the company should consider re-introducing that one. Classic!

By chance, do you remember that one?

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #49)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:30 PM

52. Do I remember? YES!

 

I'm 73 .

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Response to emilyg (Reply #48)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 09:09 PM

50. I think I'm allergic to Beautiful and most Estee lauder fragrances.

In the store i will sniff the nozzle. If it instantly gives me a headache, I don't try it. There are a lot of synthetic fragrances now that I can't handle. The old ones with more natural ingredients are better.

My absolute favorites: Shalimar and Opium. Others: L'Air du Temps, Jessica McClintock, and Flower by Kenzo. Chanel No. 22, L'Heure Bleue (also a Guerlain fragrance like Shalimar). Arpege.
Nuit de Noel (not sure if they make it any more). Muguet des Bois was popular when I was in high school and I liked it. Also Love's Baby Soft. smelled like baby powder. Ombre Rose. In a black glass bottle.


More that don't agree with me: Chanel #5, Joy, Samsara, anything by Philosophy.

When I was a kid the old ladies would give me White Shoulders. I guess that's because it was in an Art Deco bottle and was not supposed to be sexy.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #50)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:32 PM

53. I remember using White Shoulders - can't

 

recall hy I stopped.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:20 AM

14. Creosote

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:10 AM

15. Anais Anais reminds me of high school drill team

Drakkar on the footballers.

I have several favorites, but since I can't smell any of them as I type, I'll just say roasted garlic.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:15 AM

16. Hmm, I can't really explain it, but what my son

Smelled like as a baby. It was a combo of his Aveeno bath,
his lotion, and something else. It smelled sweet, but very light.

My 2nd choice - Coppertone original. I can be happy just
Sniffing that. Put me under a heat lamp and give me a
Seagull/waves soundtrack and I'm in heaven!

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #16)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:34 PM

27. I think babies smell like those soft rubber Kewpy dolls

It's a sweet but delicate aroma.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 06:54 AM

17. Lavender

Sun dried sheets
Bread right out of the oven
Honey
Lilac
Daffodil
Babies right out of the bath
The spring time woods right after a shower
roses
bacon
coffee brewing
Fresh cut grass
Husband's T shirt right after he takes it off
Tomato right off the vine

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 09:37 AM

18. DU guidelines prohibit my honest answer.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #18)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 10:11 PM

51. Skunk weed? Women? Cilantro?

(checking guidelines)

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 11:56 AM

19. The bread section at the supermarket..

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:21 PM

21. Tuxedo by Ralph Lauren

the best ever for my chemistry. It isn't made anymore, hasn't been since the 90's, but I'm hoarding some unopened bottles which I use sparingly. The scent of it can even put me in a good mood on a bad day. I always get a lot of compliments on it too, it never fails - there's just something about it. Why RL stopped making it I'll never know, but I think its sales suffered because some women assumed it was a man's scent. "Lauren" was always more popular, and similar, but not nearly as good. Sigh.

Second "Shalimar" and third "Joy" by Patou (used by Sophia Loren). Joy is only good in the perfume strength though, and that is very pricey.

For a cheap, everyday scent I like anything with chocolate dominant (hard to find), or vanilla.

Today's fragrances, a lot of them, stink. They smell like rancid socks, to me. Yuck.

As a good-smelling place, I'd nominate Bermuda. And some good perfumes are made there too.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 12:29 PM

22. Lily of the Valley

Either the real thing, or "Muguet des Bois" perfume.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:13 PM

23. lilacs. My cats' breath (though not right after eating). Pacifica's "Malibu Lemon" scent,

eucalyptus trees
night-blooming jasmine
the Pacific ocean when walking on the beach
pine trees when it's warm outside
my husband smells good
the desert after a monsoon rolls through
baking bread
most flowers, flowering plants and trees, actually

I used to like perfumes but now many (not all) smell harsh; this is why I tend to go for Pacifica's scents b/c they're "natural" - no harsh chemicals or preservatives.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

25. Chanel number 5

L'Air Du Temp, bread or cakes baking, Coppertone. Oddly enough diesel fuel (reminds me of my dad).

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:23 PM

26. Horses smell good

Also baby chickens.
Puppy breath.
Mossy places.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:39 PM

28. Engines. Grease. Motor oil. Penetrating oil.

Wrenching on motors is like aroma-therapy.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

29. Burning leaves

No longer legal in my community, not for decades. It's a smell from a different time.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

30. I hate Anais Anasi.

Many years ago, I worked at a magazine in Miami. A representative of Anais Anais came into the magazine office and handed out samples of the perfume to all employees. I tried it and could not wait to get home and take a shower. That perfume smelled awful on me.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 04:39 PM

31. two

Chanel #19

Sweet Pea

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Response to Tallulah (Reply #31)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:19 PM

37. sweet pea -- best flower fragrance on earth

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:42 PM

32. Babies after a bath,

laundry dried in the sun, and Coco Mademoiselle, by Chanel.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:48 PM

33. Lemon, Old Spice and really good pipe tobacco.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 05:57 PM

34. Leather and suede, citrus fruits, hay, vanilla

For perfumes, I really like Cuir de Lancome (leathery floral), Bottega Veneta (fruity suede patchouli) and Avignon (church incense and cedar).

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 06:39 PM

35. Horses - especially baby horses, Sweet feed, hay

A cat that has been laying in the sun. Fresh bread and oatmeal cookies baking.

Many of the things people love the smell of that have been listed in the thread I'm allergic to - perfumes, roses, lavender, artificial apple fragrance!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:17 PM

36. orange ginger lotion

Bath & Body Works

Had to edit to add things I read in the thread and thought, yeah, me too!

Coppertone
Meat grilling over charcoal (I have Mrs. V. to thank for that)
Honeysuckle
Night-blooming jasmine

The ocean

And one that wasn't mentioned but which might gross you out:

Waste treatment plants. When I was a kid I'd ride my bike several miles down to the beach and I'd pass a waste treatment plant along the way. I didn't know what I was smelling, and to me it wasn't a stink. The smell today doesn't evoke actual individual good memories, but it always makes me smile, always makes me feel good.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:56 PM

38. Lilies of the Valley.

And lilacs.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:58 PM

39. I forgot Old Spice...

My dad always wore it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:02 PM

40. I need new glasses. Anus Anus perfume?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 12:03 PM

41. The smell of a clothes dryer

I don't know why but the smell turns me on.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 03:16 PM

44. Homemade Peperoni Pizza!

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:22 PM

46. baby powder...

Vanilla, coconut, oranges, cinnamon, just to name a few.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:40 PM

47. I think my favorite smell of all

is the earth right before a storm. How the branches gently sway and bend and the leaves on the trees seem to quiver as if something really natural and spectacular is about to happen - you know?

I stop whatever I am doing and really savor the moment. I think the reason I appreciate it so much is because it is such a welcome diversion from all of the dry, uninspired technical aspects in life 24/7 we have become accustomed to and this is like a *coming home* of sorts, by comparison.

A most welcome and *grounding* smell, to be sure!



Source: http://www.windows2universe.org/art_and_music/poems/bronte1.html

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:54 PM

54. Sweet Bay Magnolias.

They bloom in June. Heavenly.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:23 AM

55. Egyptian Amber Oil

Love the smell

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 10:37 AM

56. Lavender, thyme, rosemary, basil

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