Dear 100 Hour Board,
My sister seems to enjoy weird smells (examples: gasoline--yuck!, skunk--it's okay). What are some smells that you like that could be deemed unusual?
~ Kismet Keeper
The smell of paint can be good. Especially oil paint, but also regular ol' we just painted this wall paint.
I like the smell of campfire smoke. I like it when, after camping, I can smell my jacket and it reminds me of campfire, or when my hair smells like smoke after roasting marshmallows. I like the smell of the smoke that comes just after blowing out a candle, and the smell of fireworks and party poppers.
I really like the smell of paper fresh out of the copy machine. To me the ink smells like cucumbers and ranch dressing.
Gasoline, wood smoke, and coffee.
The Soulful Ginger
Dear Kismet Keeper,
Like Owlet, I love the smell of campfires (and yes, I will keep a campfired sweater or jacket for weeks just so I can smell it). I'm also a big fan of sniffing old books.
While the smell of cow manure isn't exactly one of my favorites, I don't mind it at all. It brings back the vaguest shadows of memories of my grandparents' farm.
Dear holder of fate,
I absolutely love the smell of corn fields. It brings up lots of nice autumn memories. I also love the smell of soil, especially if it's wet. Madam Insomniac actually likes the smell of cigarette smoke because it reminds her of her grandma. Smells create powerful memories, even if they're nasty.
Surprisingly, I kind of like the smell of some people's breath. It's weird, I know. I also love the smell of The Poisonwood Bible (significantly more than I love the book, despite how well-written it is). Decaying leaves are nice, too.