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Old 07-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #41
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Is NYC in the US?
Bill, I'm sheltered, it's me. Are there bathhouses in the US?

NYC is in the US, I don't know much about it.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #42
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Back in the day, I used to despise the smell of an incense and/or oil called frangipani.
Thankfully, I haven't had the misfortune to run across it in a long time.
And patchouli.
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:16 PM   #43
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love, love the smell of patchouli!
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:21 PM   #44
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I could make it easier and let you know what smells DON'T bother me! I am a hopeless asthmatic and have a million allergies

Perfume/scents of any kind as Andy said (all personal type products)
Smoke - cigarette, fire, something burning on the stove
oysters, mussels, clams (also a gag reflex there)
Most flowers
Cleaning products
Excessive garlic but love it is small doses
fresh cut grass
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Old 07-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #45
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jpb, i'm sure you also loved the smell of a nyc subway in the summertime.

more like an old urinal.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:28 PM   #46
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jpb, i'm sure you also loved the smell of a nyc subway in the summertime.

more like an old urinal.
The superheated subterranean platforms could almost kill one's sense of smell. Empty air conditioned subway cars were often caused by the presence aromatic / pungent vagrants. Last I recall TA public lavatories were closed to the public but still pretty ripe even when only being used by TA employees. The Coney Island Stillwell Ave Terminal was better maintained via the heavy use of chlorine disinfectant.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #47
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Bad breath and smelly underarms.
Lol.... here's some free advice. Don't ever take a train in Istanbul.

The worst food-related thing I've ever smelled is rotten potatoes. Many years ago when I had my first apartment, I bought a bag of spuds and stuck them under the sink. Then I promptly forgot about them for several weeks. Every time I did the dishes, I could smell something freakishly bad. I thought it was the garbage disposal,so I called the landlord. It was she who found the potatoes, which had disintegrated in the bag into a foul smelling goo. It was horrendous. Even after several scrub-downs with bleach, the smell never completely went away.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:24 PM   #48
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Unlaundered clothes and stagnant water.
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #49
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Lol.... here's some free advice. Don't ever take a train in Istanbul.

The worst food-related thing I've ever smelled is rotten potatoes.
I've heard that from several people!
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Lost asparagus! We use our car very little. After a grocery trip we put everything away and didn't notice the missing asparagus. Three days later we made the meal the asparagus was to go with, but no asparagus. Checked the receipt, yup we bought it. Looked all over the fridge, nope not there. Went to look in the car, opened the back hatch, bent over and heaved. Three days in a 100F+ car = stifling smell and immediate gag reflex.

We have smelled the Venetian canals in May, don't want to smell them in July or August!
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