Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Nose Knows

I don't know what made me think of this but... Some people's favorite smells are flowers or certain foods or certain perfumes. I know a lady who is nuts about the scent of the Yankee Candles scent "clean cotton". My favorite smells, oddly enough, are chemical. My ten (yes, there are ten) favorite smells in order are:

1) Ozone. I love the smell of welding.
2) Black magic markers- Sharpie King Size are particularly good
3) Dry cleaning fluid- I love the smell inside of a dry cleaners
4) Aerosol brake cleaner or carb cleaner
5) Adhesive/graffitti remover
6) Model airplane glue- regular, not the lemon scented crap
7) Gasoline
8) Fantastik Heavy Duty cleaner
9) Polyeurothane
10) Nail polish remover

Now, don't get the wrong idea. I'm not a huffer. You won't find me in some back alley with my head in a paper sack. These are just the smells that really turn my head. It's probably really strange for someone who likes to be out in nature as much as I do. Maybe these all have some base chemical property in them that gets to me. I don't know. I never took chemistry in school.

Again, I don't know what made me think of it at this point in time. I guesss my mind is wandering.

Good night.


  1. I love the smell of those big black magic markers, too. When I order office supplies at work, I always have to open the box and take a whiff. I'm not a huffer, either. Just like that scent. lol. Hugs.

  2. I like the smell of leather and gasoline.

    There is (or used to be) a store in Philly that sold these "perfumes" - some were based on popular scents and others were just plain crazy like Leather, Gasoline, Burnt Rubber, etc.

  3. Gasoline, WD40, lighter fluid, moth balls, not moth's balls!

  4. Moth's Balls?!? Isn't that a delicacy in eastern Indonesia.

  5. X- They're great, aren't they?

    Chiaro- Gasoline and leather. I love you.

    Dove- Oww, lighter fluid! That's a good one. Great smell!