I Want to Know What Your Favorite Smells Are

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 217 People

    Lillies and a Weird One

    When you walk in the grocery store and that waft of sweet fragrance hits - I have to walk over to the floral section. It's always the Lillies and it is wonderful, I'm too cheap to ever buy them. Gardenias are another beautiful smell. Something weird I discovered was that I am...
    donixa donixa
    36-40, F
    May 28, 2008

    These Are a Few of My Favorite Smells...

    Crab apple blossoms... Peonies, roses, Lillies of the Valley... Oddly, my son's T-Shirts, after he's worn them a day... Not when they're disgustingly dirty, 'cause he's four, that sometimes happens, LOL, but when they smell like kiddo himself. Hot, buttered popcorn...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    Jul 11, 2008


    I close my eyes and try to define a certain moment in my life by the smell, that permeated the scene, the moment with someone. Many time, I am able to smell it (and even feel it!)  the invisible scent of them. And this memory is even stronger and more colorful if I meet someone...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 17, 2012

    My Favorite Things

    Definitely fruit scents.  Especially orange and lemon.  Pineapple and strawberry and cherry and apple....fruits scents are so fresh and clean and crisp and refreshing and yummy.
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    Jul 10, 2008

    My Husband's Skin...

    When I die, and I don't have a nose to smell anything with, I will miss that smell the most. Even though he cheated on me, I don't believe there is a man in this world that has that wonderful of a natural aroma about him. Of course I don't go around sniffing them either...
    homegirl homegirl
    41-45, F
    Mar 15, 2008

    A Lingering Scent Wafting Through the Air Calling to Me...

    I love the smell of babies... like infants... I don't know maybe I'm weird - no I know I am... but I loved snuggling with my babies and sniffing on them...  they smelled great... now they stink like puppy dogs... they are dirty little boys now... they don't smell sweet...
    phidget phidget
    31-35, F
    4 Responses May 29, 2008


    my fav smells are orange blossoms but not the fake stuff in a bottle, but the kind in a grove... they cant get it just right when its put in a bottle... funny thing that im alergic to high amounts of citric acid oranges pinapples lemons the list goes on......... but nothing beats...
    sothisisme sothisisme
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2008

    My Nose Always Knows

    There are so many pleasant smells around me,that at times it's hard to concentrate on what is happening. I really don't have a favorite, But the best is how my man smells, he has a lot of different colognes, and they all smell great. Then there is the smell of Grandpa and...
    tjsgirl tjsgirl
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2008

    So Many!!

    My sense of smell is so sensitive, and there are so many things that smell good to me...just some of them: lilacs and other strong scented flowers, freshly mowed grass/hay, neighbor's bbq...bonfires and campfires...storms approaching...ocean air...new babies...
    allycat419 allycat419
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2008

    Smells Like Home

    Cat paws.  The soft, pink pads of their feet.  They remind me of home.
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    Jul 13, 2008

    Pies Baking In the Oven

    I love the smell of cinnamon. Apple  and Pumpkin pie adds a peaceful , happy fragrance to any home in the winter time.  i love cinnamon scented candles too!  Everyone has a favorite pie smell..so  soothing to me.
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    4 Responses Aug 12, 2008

    So Nice

    A blend of honeysuckle, heathe,r and vanilla.
    Ardhanaridream Ardhanaridream
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2008

    I Enjoy Cooking Spaghetti Sauce

    Now That's delicious. Oh be joyful ,as it bubbles and spreads that saucy fragrance through the house.   I think sweet basil  and sausage smells  awesome!  Pass  the Pasta.
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2008


    My favorite perfume is Princess by Vera Wang... and I love the smell of Mountain Laurrel trees in the spring - yumm
    sunshinegirl23 sunshinegirl23
    36-40, F
    3 Responses May 28, 2010

    Strongest Sense Tied to Memory

    My favorite smells tend to be those which bring back strong memories.  Sunsilk Straighten Up shampoo...when I use it now I remember where I first used it, after getting out of the swimming pool when I lived in Fort Worth; and I remember how the water was really hot, and how...
    eromreven eromreven
    1 Response Jan 13, 2008

    So Many Things In A Scent

    My fianceI don't exactly know how to describe his smell. It is sort of a mixture of wood and his sweat (pheromones) smell that he gives off. It's possibly one of the most alluring scents to me, ever, and it comforts me in such a way... I'm sure, for some of you, this sounds odd...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 10, 2011

    Fave Smell

    Everyone has said what I was going to say!
    Justme890 Justme890
    46-50, F
    Jun 4, 2012


    honeysuckles and the beach.                                          ...
    thsone thsone
    22-25, F
    May 29, 2010

    1 Or 2 I Like

    call me gay, but I like the smell of babies! Summer rain, b4, during and after, water generally, woodsmoke, woman - b4, during and the morning after,  pine resin on my fingers, sage, street food, dark bars, the forest floor.
    tomfool tomfool
    41-45, M
    Feb 19, 2008


    The smell of:   The morning air, A cup of hot chocolate, Shampoo-ed hair, Puppy dog breath, Baby feet,   so many more...
    yoyo101 yoyo101
    18-21, F
    Apr 1, 2008

    Carpet warehouses... shoe shops .

    ..with the smell of new shoes... and walking past the bakers shop first thing in the morning... and of course....waking past the coffee shop...mnmmmmh xx
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2014

    Please Don't Judge Me!

    I love the usual beautiful smells, to be sure... but I also love the smell of gasoline when I am filling my car.  How weird is that?  It's just such a unique, robust scent.  I absolutely love the way men smell when they are clean and unadorned with any sort of...
    Bella724 Bella724
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 1, 2008

    My Favorite Smells Are....

    the smell of my daughter's hair right after she's done washing it (She is 8 and I stil use J&J Baby shampoo for her), the smell of my husband while lying next to him cuddling, smell of my momma when I get to see her, and the smell of my daddy's cologne (may he rest in peace...
    wendysmith99 wendysmith99
    26-30, F
    24 Responses Sep 28, 2008

    I Feel Magic With Smells That Evoke Me

    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Jun 20, 2012


    gardenia,wood,patchouli,cloves,saffron,fresh brewed coffee,italian food(the garlic when it's being cooked),cookies right outta the oven,toasted bread,tom ford's oud wood on men,hmmmm...,money fresh out of the atm machine,also the smell of leather seats when you buy a brand new...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie
    18-21, F
    Dec 17, 2014

    They Can Transport

    The smell of sea salt in the air...transports me to my grandparent's home as a child. The smell of certain museums...transports me to the museums my father directed when I was young. The smell of roses...transports me to when I received my first rose given in love. The smell...
    dyin2live dyin2live
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2008


    Kissed by the morning dew ...my all time favorite is pine . When i reach Way up north in Wisconsin i love to roll all  the windows down and just breathe. The other would be at my Great Aunts ranch it smelled like liquid dial not the new stuff if that makes sense from way...
    redheadsrule redheadsrule
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Jul 6, 2008


    Hmm...lets see... *sniffs around* lol. I love the smell of rain, freshly baked goods (cookies, bread anything really), fresh mountain air, burning candles, cigarette smoke (I don't smoke, but when someone is, I actually like the smell even though it's bad. lol), cologne/perfume...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2010

    Smells I Love

    1 Steam Engines all that oil heat and steam 2 Fresh Hay 3 Bathroom sponge when new 4 Roses 5 Sweet Peas 6 Ozone and the Seaside 7 4711 Perfume 8 Honeysuckle  9 The smell of a certain Teddy Bear I have I know its dust in his fur but he has always smelt like it 10 Old Book Shop
    shall13 shall13
    41-45, F
    Jan 16, 2012

    I Am An Avid Sniffer!!

    I love the smell of wet concrete after it rains, the smell of fall, sometimes even night time has a smell different than the day time (so it seemed one day), eucalyptus, lemons, fire burning, sparklers and fireworks after going off, babies, cat fur, menthol, pine trees, puppy...
    moongazerlily moongazerlily
    31-35, F
    Jul 17, 2013

    Favorite Smells..

    - Coffee - Gasoline - Japanese Cherry Blossom (from Bath & Body Works) - Baby Powder - Burning wood - Vanilla - A man that smells good
    NaNeenah NaNeenah
    31-35, F
    Jun 6, 2010


    let's see, right off the top of my head: coffee vanilla amber gardenias baby powder approaching rain bacon cooking fresh cut grass cookies baking the way my kitty smells when she's all warm and toasty the way my husband smells (when he's clean, of course) pine needles...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jan 1, 2008

    Ahhhh, I Love These Smells

    My husbands neck, my daughters cheek, my sons t shirt clad chest, my morning coffee, puppy breath, patchouli incense, the mountains in the Winter time, apple pie and sugar cookies, bread baking, fresh cut grass in the spring, zingy new tomatoes fresh from the vine. Pine trees...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    Nov 17, 2011

    Can We All Just Come Together..

    I notice there are several experience groups dedicated to love for specific smells..  This question came to me in one of those horrible email forward surveys, but I found it to be an interesting for for a change. My answer at the time was:  FRESH RIPENDED PEACHES...
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2008

    I love the smell of morning

    and people who just woke up (:
    deleted deleted
    Apr 16, 2014


    I love the smell of honeysuckle as it reminds me of being a child during the summer on a hot night my window would be left open and along with the scent of honeysuckle coming in there was a sound in the distance. At that time we had a tug of war team in our village and Saturday...
    shall13 shall13
    41-45, F
    Jan 17, 2012

    Lots of Great Smells

    I have a lot of different scents that bring back memories or make me think of someone special... I love the smell of a man when I have whooped his a$$ on the basketball court.  That is the smell of defeat in him.  I love victory.  I love the smell of Cool Water...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Jul 10, 2008

    Olfactory Delights That Conjure Memories...

    These smells can sure take me back, or just make me feel good! 1. Freshly mown grass 2. Burning charcoal 3. Puppy breath 4. Freshly brewed coffee 5. Right after it rains 6. Baby powder 7. The lake, fishy and all 8. Campfire, wood smoke 9. The chemicals my mother used in her...
    FraidNot FraidNot
    41-45, F
    May 8, 2012

    Love Many Different Smells..

    umm.. strawberry, all kinds of tea, fresh-baked bread, honey.. and a lot more
    deleted deleted
    Jan 1, 2008

    Other Smells I Like

    PUPPY BREATH is so sweet. and..  don't think I'm weird, but I love the smell of a skunk (off in the distance).. not close by.. I know - that's a strange one.. Sharpies too..
    Sabrina0202 Sabrina0202
    41-45, F
    Jan 3, 2008

    Things Remind Me Of My Happiness

    I like the smell which is appear when the rain is falling. Somehow it makes me feel closer to my surroundings.I like the smell of the flowers. Remind me of nothing last forever, as well as the flowers which easily turn to dry.I like the smell of the babies. My nephews and nieces...
    AllyC89 AllyC89
    22-25, F
    Apr 12, 2011


    Smell of dogs, at least my dog and not when it's wet. When my room is filled the smell of my dog I feel good. I feel the friendship and if I sit down on the floor beside him and hug him I smell him too and I feel some kind of secureness or something. I also love the smell of...
    Rawa Rawa
    18-21, F
    Apr 20, 2008
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