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Posted by Gwen |

A list of things that I love to smell:

  • the kosher dog stand at Busch Stadium (a heady blend of grilled meat, onions and kraut)
  • new plastic baby dolls
  • fresh cut grass
  • a hard-workin' man
  • gasoline
  • permanent markers
  • peonies
  • roasting garlic
  • Chanel #5 (I stopped wearing it after a suitor told me I smelled like his grandma. I also stopped "wearing" him. Bastard.)
  • clean babies
  • my cats
  • lilacs
  • new cars
  • the dittos we got in high school (pre-Xerox)
  • rubber cement (also fun for making fake boogers)
  • multi-layer forms with that carbon stuff on the back of the pages
  • hyacinths
  • bread baking in an oven
  • the beach


The Imaginary Reviewer said...

The coffee aisle of a French supermarket for me.

mo.stoneskin said...

Me and my brother go out to smell the flowers and you have the audacity to take a photo and publish it online?

I hate everything about dolls. The smell, the plastic skin, the evil piercing eyes.

LegalMist said...

...the desert after a nice rain


... a nice red wine

awesome list!

Gwen said...

TIR: Yes! Coffee! I totally forgot about coffee. I love to smell the ground beans. Yum.

Mo: Have I told you lately how much I love you? I do. Lots.

LM: I can't believe I forgot chocolate, too. You people are made of win.

Anonymous said...

I am so with you on fresh cut grass and gasoline. I also kind of dig the smell of old books and pipe smoke.

This was a cool idea for a blog post- I should steal it and warp it ;)

Sass said...


The breeze that blows off the lake.

My kids' hair after it's just dried.

My husband's Acqua di Gio.

The drive-up window at Starbucks.

Right before and after a rain...

Loved this post!!! Thanks for the happy thoughts!

H said...


nuff said

Whiskeymarie said...

*Lakes and the woods in the morning
*I love Chanel #5 too- I just bought another bottle last year!
*fresh chopped parsley and basil
*my cats, your cats
*grapefruit anything
*fruity olive oil
*cakes baking
*cotton candy
*oddly, I love how farms smell
*Men's Chanel Antaeus- I call it "sex in a bottle"
*fresh lavender
*good leather
*fresh strawberries

Peggy said...

I like all of your favorite smells...interestingly even the new doll smell! Hahaha! You learn something new about yourself every day. Coconut anything reminds me of the summer and the beach!

SkylersDad said...

Popcorn and pizza are two favs of mine for foods.

But my #1 best smell is way high up in the mountains where there isn't any pollution. Things are so clean that the absence of smell is amazing!

Little Brr said...

The smell of the books I inherited from my grandma when she passed away is one of my favorites. They still smell just like her house.

Spring air when all of the trees and flowers are blooming.

Banana Boat suntan/sunscreen lotion.

The smell of cotton before it's processed... smells earthy and peppery.

Stacie's Madness said...

mmmm, I can smell it.

I love sunscreen smell on my children's skin.

C.B. Jones said...

If freshly cut grass smelled more like markers, I'd have a much better appreciation for mother nature as a whole.

J.J. in L.A. said...

My man
Night Blooming Jasmine
The air during/after a rainstorm
Frying bacon
A freshly lit cigarette before someone (I don't smoke) starts puffing on it.
Fresh (homemade) bread

words...words...words... said...

Tobacco shops
Apple cider
Gwen's pillow after she goes to work and I sneak in through the window

Scope said...



Soda and Candy said...


Smell is so important! I might have to do a post like this too, but here are a few off the top of my head:

• Crayola crayons
• Cigar smoke
• Babies heads (I heard that babies heads give off a natural tranquilizer... Breathe deep. I'm just sayin'.)
• Baby Doll perfume in the gem-shaped bottle
• Coffee (even though I hate the taste).

: )

mike said...

I also like the way gasoline smells... I thought it was just me.

I also like lilacs. And I love when my girlfriend wears vanilla body spray, it reminds me of cookies baking.

And does sniffing glue count as smelling?

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Cowguy said...

The inside of a livestock auction barn.

My grandpa's old brown pickup truck when I was little.

Red erasers.

Burned popcorn.


Candy's daily Dandy said...

Coconut and banana bath soap
Vanilla cupcakes
A home cooked meal

Fancy Schmancy said...

A concert venue full of pot smoke. I don't smoke it, mind you, but it smelled fucking delicious...

Jennifer and Sandi said...

I wear Chanel #5. Get back to wearing it since your no longer wearing "him" :) It's awesome perfect and I bet it smells wonderful on you!!

Have a super Holiday!

- Jennifer

Mr. Condescending said...

fresh air

sweet pea

freshly opened playing cards

pinot noir

katrocket said...

Hard to believe my panties didn't make this list.

Soda and Candy said...

Hi Gwennie, I did end up writing a post on this today, but I gave you your due credit, my dear!

Cora said...

Warm blueberries
Cold Stone
Scope (and I don't mean the mouthwash kind) :-)

~E said...

Gasoline??? EW!