Top Ten Smells

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    Sautéed onions
    Air coming out of a fresh sleeve of tennis balls (weird, I know)
    Skunk from a distance
    Low tide / salt marsh
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    6- Bacon
    5- Mountain air
    4- Christmas Trees
    3- elegant perfume lightly applied
    2- fresh brewed coffee
    1- hickory smoked meat on the smoker
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    Early morning on a spring fed Florida river.
    Orange blossoms.
    Barbecue at the speedway in Daytona.
    Shrimp being unloaded at the dock
    Gardenia's blossoming in spring
    Bacon
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    New tennis balls.
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    Shh.. is only smellz.
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    Looks like a lot of Clermont area people on here. Three of my fave smells from that area.

    The chimney smoking at Jacks BBQ.

    The Orange Blossoms of course that were everywhere back in the day.

    And the smells at Clermont Beach with the water being the main smell I loved.

    My dad used to drive us down old Highway 50 to CB and all three of those smells take me back to some great days.
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    If you haven't played baseball in forever but you still have your old glove, stick your hand in it for a few minutes, pull it out and smell it. It'll take you back to your own field of dreams.

    Honeysuckle or gardenias
    The cleaning aisle at the grocery store
    Fresh-mown grass
    Home baked bread
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    The smell of a winery's wine cellar.
    The smell of desert rain in Arizona (thanks to the creosote bush).
    Freshly bathed baby.
    Fresh baked cookies.
    The smell you get when you walk into El Charro Restaurant in downtown Tucson, especially if the carne seca is fresh!
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    Nice thread.
    I used to drive back to Orlando from Gainesville, and in the spring/early summer the orange blossoms made the trip back home amazing.
    Also love to drive up north towards and into Georgia on cold days and smell the bar bq pits going. Oh man that makes me hungry.
    Yes! to night blooming or confederate jasmine.
    Roasted garlic in the oven, and marinara sauce.
    My father used to work for Minute Maid in Plymouth, so many years ago, and as I kid used to go to his office and loved the smell of the citrus being processed.
    Gasoline!
    Orlando has a Merita Bakery along I-4, that put out that fresh baked bread smell.. Yummy.
    Popcorn
    Brewing Cuban Coffee..some of the ladies in the office get that thing going in the PM.

    Bad- Jax wood pulp along the river in Arlington where I lived for awhile.
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    I worked just down the road from Minute Maid in Plymouth where we made the cans for Donald Duck.

    Had an ex uncle in law that was in charge of Maxwell House in Jax and we parked on their property for the cocktail party.

    Lived in Orlando for a bit and drove past the Merita Bread Bakery on the way to Disney when I worked there.

    My sister was best friends with the daughter of the builder of the Citrus Tower.

    We are all closer to one another than we know and share a lot of the same fondness for many things from smells long gone.

    The degree of separation isn't that big on smells we love, it looks like.
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    jjh and I learned how to swim at JayCee Beach in Clermont
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    Great place to swim. My dad took us there often. His brother lived in Minneola and Jacks was a regular stop. We lived in WG so the trip over was always fun. Between Clermont Beach as we always called it, the city pool and Rock Springs, I learned to swim and still love it. Think being with dad was the best part however.

    Have a granddad buried in the Minneola Cemetery along with other kin.

    Did you and jjh know each other back then. Bet you know some of my family who were long timers in the area.
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    Surprised I didn't see campfire. Also gun powder and leather come to mind.
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    ...fresh spent gun powder!
    The Fair
    Army Uniform fresh from moth ball storage! ...how they get their little apart I'll never know!

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