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Amidst the world of scents, those peculiar aromas strangely captivate us. What’s an unusual smell you secretly enjoy? Join us as we venture into the realm of quirky olfactory experiences, celebrating the delightful strangeness that adds a unique flair to our sensory journey.
To begin, a user replied, “I remember liking the smell of Disney VHS cases.”
Another user added, “Omg. This unlocked a memory for me. I also loved this. But I haven’t done it in so long that I had forgotten. But this comment literally brought the smell right back. Thank you!”
One comment was, “I do not know if this count. Where I used to live, is very common to hug people all the time, and if I had been in someone’s home before, the place would have a particular smell, and almost every time I would hug them, they would smell like their home. It always felt good to make that association. It was comforting somehow.”
A second comment was, “Oh man, my cousin’s house always smelled a certain way (she used a particularly canned air freshener and vacuumed religiously, so her house always smelled like a warm vacuum and Country Garden from Glade.), and I loved it so much.”
An interesting answer was, “I love how my bird smells.”
Another answer was, “I was wondering if anyone in this comment section smells their pet birds. My cockatiel just has a dusty smell that I can’t really explain. Whenever he gets close to my face, I take a whiff.”
A user commented, “The smell of brand new tech gadgets. It smells of technology.
Whenever I buy a new mouse or keyboard (it is especially true for Logitech products, I don’t know if it is a general thing), I sniff them as long as I can detect that sweet plastic-y, ultra clean smelling goodness.”
A second user replied, “Back when CDs were the dominant form of data transfer, I would LOVE every time a new one was opened, just sniffing the new CD.”
One person shared, “Whiteboard markers. And single-use lens wipes. Honestly, anything chemical smelling.”
Another person added, “Whiteboard markers for SURE. They’re sweeter than Sharpie markers.”
Old School Worksheets
Someone said, “Ah, back in the old days, the smell of papers that the teacher handed out that were fresh off those old hand-cranked mimeograph machines. The solvent. Mmmm.”
A user replied, “Machine lubricating oil. My dad was a machinist. He had this smell on his work clothes. I miss my dad.”
Another user added, ‘My dad was also a machinist; we used to visit his shop sometimes on weekends when I was little. I married a machinist. The smell is home 🥰.”
One comment was, “Varnish, wood shavings, and the smell of a room full of metal lathes. Basically, the combined smells of the construction classrooms where my dad taught for 25 years.”
A person shared, “Water coming out of a garden hose. The combination of polyurethane and the metallic ozone ness of the water is heaven.”
A popular comment was, “Pvc pool toys when you’re unfolding them before you blow them up.”
Another comment was, “I bought a shower curtain the other day, and instead of a light plastic smell, it smelled heavily of inflatable pool toys, best shower ever.”
A user said, “That clean laundry smell from external dryer vents.”
A second user commented, “Mmm walking by a laundromat in NY is my favorite when it stanks outside.”
One comment was, “I love the smell of the basement- which I don’t know if is weird, but I’m the only one I know who likes it.”
Another comment was, “Me too, it reminds me of my childhood because my basement used to smell like basement then it stopped when we finished it lol.”
Someone said, “That smell when you walk into a hotel with a pool.”
Someone else added, “I love that over-chlorinated, humid reek of indoor hotel pools.”
A reply was, “The inside binding of a new paperback book. It smells so clean.”
A second reply was, “Yes! Books, in general, I think smell good, but brand new ones are the best.”
Pavement in Rain
A user said, “Hot parking lot when it first starts to rain.”
Finally, a user replied, “The best! I can smell it now. Thanks for that. That smell in a sun shower is like the best feeling you could ever feel.” Source: Reddit
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