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Maren August 9, 2013

How about the smell of summer at the swimming pool with the nice buzz of chlorine and Coppertone? Nothing better!

patriciaC August 8, 2013

I loved the wintergreen paste when i was a child. Some kids ate it but i think i only tryed it once, didn't taste good. I confess i like the smell of bleach sometimes,when it smells like a swimming pool. But lately my favorite is second generation lavender flower and mint dish detergent. Maybe that last one doesn't count because they say that they use natural ingrediences.

Caroline August 7, 2013

You know, SL Bas de Soie has a bit of the hairspray accord. I find it's a great summer scent.

NeenaJ August 7, 2013

I dearly miss the toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) since it's been phased out of most household items for sale in the US. The smell of new shower curtain liners, pool toys, etc. would remind me of a fresh-out-of-the-package Star Wars figurine or Barbie doll, from my childhood.

Ann August 7, 2013

Some of you guys may be too young to remember this, but -- freshly mimeographed papers. I loved it as a kid when the teacher would pass them out and they were still a bit damp and smelled so cool! Then in college, I worked at a church for a while filling in for the secretary, and I had a ball doing the church bulletins using the mimeograph machine -- what a fun post!

Lisa D August 7, 2013

Watermelon Jolly Ranchers!

fleurdelys August 7, 2013

Creosote wafting up from the boardwalk!

Tiara August 7, 2013

Perfume wise I'll take California (originally Jacklyn Smith, now Dana) any day. Doesn't really smell 100% perfume-ish but something about that just does it for me. Otherwise, I love a bleached white laundry load fresh out of the dryer. Almost makes matching socks worthwhile.

purlbaby August 7, 2013

This post is great timing! I've been wearing various CDG's this week and today it was Odeur 53, a strange chemically smell but in a good way. I love the smell of diesel as it reminds me of traveling.

Beth August 7, 2013

Oh wow, those brownies look so good and then to not taste the way Tom describes... sacrilege!! Although I need to add nuts to the description Tom gave. Bitter walnuts. I, too, love the smell of vinegar. Ammonia is good too. In fact, have you all seen that song about ammonia? Not that I huff it, but c'mon, it smells so darn clean! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuZkV9MhGyw As to perfumes that smell like chemicals ... I feel like they all smell a lot like that these days. It's hard to pick out one that smells more so than another, but I'd guess I'd have to go with Bvlgari Black. It definitely has that industrial chemical vibe going on.

Portia August 7, 2013

Heya Musette, LouLou by Cacharel, which I adore, has always smelled 100% artificial to me as has JPG Le Male which is another great love. Though it's not CHEMICAL chemical I love the smell of white vinegar and lemon disinfectant in a bucket of warm water (that's what I clean the house with on Wednesdays). It smells fabulous but the best thing is the white vinegar takes all the fragrance away when it dries and I'm left with a house that I can imprint the scent of choice upon. I'm with everyone who loves the petrol smell, also I only can REALLY enjoy a brownie if it's warm and has ice cream with it. Big kisses and hugs from down under, Portia xx

Maureen August 7, 2013

I kinda think Silences smells chemically but I love it on a hot hot day. A real cheapy I like is BBW White Citrus, again, on a hot day. My mom used to have Jean Nate in the bath, I think eveyone did in the 60's...I have to try it again to see if it still smells like I remember. Lemon Drops and Smartees....I must like that sour chem thing!

Kim B August 7, 2013

Ink from ballpoint pens. Especially from cheap pens. Bic is a favourite. I don't even know what it smells of or what makes it smell. But some brands don't smell at all (Waterman ballpoints), others are wonderful (Bic, Cross & Parker ballpoints). And I never gel rollerballs - no smell!! And that gas pump waft. Which is probably why I am a Scotch lover, especially cask strength from Islay - that same gas pump waft mixed in with smoke and sea and other assorted goodies depending on the Scotch. Agree with Tom about the brownies - and anything less than that perfect brownie just isn't worth the calories - I'll save them for my Scotch!!

rosarita August 7, 2013

Reddi Whip "real" whipped cream is kind of hard core chemical taste. I agree with you about Aqua Net; I like Gucci Rush for that same kind of hit. I only like it once in awhile and only in summer, it has that sweet, sultry thing. Totally fake.

Martha August 7, 2013

Ooh, my favorite is a good hit of gasoline waft at the fuel pump. Don't know what it is about it, but I love that refined petroleum product aroma.

poodle August 7, 2013

I've had those brownies and thought the same thing. How can they look so chocolatey and not taste like chocolate? It doesn't stop me from eating them, mind you. Anyway, I love a chemical buzz now and then. I love cleaning the house with some of those strong smelling Mr. Clean products but for my big chemical buzz I love using bleach and water.. I love the smell of latex paint because freshly painted rooms seem so clean and new to me. And bring on the Yankee Candles for filling the house with aromatic chemicals.

Tom August 7, 2013

Coke Zero. Cool Whip. 4711 in the gallon plastic bottle. (If I ever get bored I could likely use it as anitfreeze..) Jean Nate. Not only do I love the Nate for the smell, but for the fact that after a long hot bath it will strip off the layers of dead skin like old wallpaper (a fact I learned as a kid when I used my grandad's {you read that right} after a bath.)

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