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Old 02-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #41
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Grapefruit! My husband just pealed a grapefruit. I'd forgottent how much I love that smell. It makes me feal awake and alive.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:10 PM   #42
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Argh! I miss grapefruit!
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:40 PM   #43
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The smell of a new oak barrel that's been toasted on the inside
Fresh ground coffee
Baking bread
Leaves burning in the fall
Indian curry

Hmmm.... I guess most of my favorite smells are somehow related to cooking or fire.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #44
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The smell of a new oak barrel that's been toasted on the inside
Fresh ground coffee
Baking bread
Leaves burning in the fall
Indian curry

Hmmm.... I guess most of my favorite smells are somehow related to cooking or fire.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #45
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You must be on Diltiazem. They just took me off of that, I am happy now I can eat grapefruit and drink the juice again!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:29 AM   #46
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garlic, onions, and peppers browning in olive oil. (not necessarily at the same time, lol, but what the kitchen smells like shortly afer.)

a maple wood campfire, and the steaks cooked next to them.

charcoal grilled chicekn in so many different marinades. frying southern style chicken.

popcorn.

a sugar shack making maple syrup.

roasting peanuts.

strawberries, canteloupe and honeydew melons, mangoes, and peaches at their peak of the season.

floral but astringent chinese tea.

and not food related:

a horse and leather saddle in the rain on a warm summer day.

an old canvas tent - still waterproof - also in the rain.

a well shared doob. doesn't matter if it's raining, lol.

lilac bushes blooming in the spring,

a baby's head.

a frazier fir christmas tree.

the ocean when you first get there.

the back of my wife's neck under her hair during an afternoon nap on the beach: perfume, sweat, coconut sunscreen...
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:25 AM   #47
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Fresh rosemary....brush against the bush and enjoy the aroma.

Celery and onion....sweating in butter.

From long ago.....the produce truck as it made it's rounds in the summer. You could smell the cantaloupes a block away. We also had a milkman and breadman back then.....
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #48
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buckytom, what's a "doob"?

I need to start a new thread to learn what new soaps I should make this spring.

I have a basement room full of essential oils scents, and some synthetic 'fragrance oils' (like strawberry-kiwi, oatmeal-milk-honey, etc.)

My favorite non-food scents tend to be herbal ones, esp fresh from the garden or lemons, oranges; lavender and lilac are my fav florals
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:02 AM   #49
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Right off the top of my head, the smell of freshly toasted and ground cumin.

I think doob is short for doobie, given the "well shared" in his reference. Also known as herb rolled into a joint.
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buckytom, what's a "doob"?

I need to start a new thread to learn what new soaps I should make this spring.

I have a basement room full of essential oils scents, and some synthetic 'fragrance oils' (like strawberry-kiwi, oatmeal-milk-honey, etc.)

My favorite non-food scents tend to be herbal ones, esp fresh from the garden or lemons, oranges; lavender and lilac are my fav florals
I never have understood why someone wants to walk around smelling like a fruitbowl. I'd be afraid of drawing fruit flies.
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