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Do we have to smell that smell?

We're looking for a new home and found one we like, but the odor is a bit overwhelming. Can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by roue on May 18, 2012 - 14 answers

What's that funny smell from the sauna?

Over the last few months we've noticed a strange lighter fluid/butane scent coming from our home sauna. I need help trying to figure out a possible explanation. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on May 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Metafilter: The cause of, and solution to, all of life's onion-related problems.

You made my house smell like (delicious, delicious) onions! Now please help me make it stop. [more inside]
posted by range on May 10, 2012 - 24 answers

What is the best way to deal with a neighbor's smelly dog kennel?

I live in a house in a suburban neighborhood and my neighbor's dog lives full-time in a kennel that is on the line of our property. The neighbors do not clean the kennel regularly and it smells. [more inside]
posted by WhathaveIdonenow? on Apr 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Smelly urine with no pain - cystitis?

Smelly urine with no pain - recurrent cystitis? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 8 answers

Freezer full of frozen water. Please advise.

Definitive answer please. Why does ice smell? [more inside]
posted by tigrefacile on Mar 23, 2012 - 10 answers

What's the smell on a freshly cleaned aeroplane?

What's the smell on a freshly cleaned aeroplane and can it be replicated? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Mar 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Cat Pee OS

A cat peed on my netbook, now it smells like cat pee. What to do about the awful smell? [more inside]
posted by Memo on Feb 6, 2012 - 3 answers

Fresh as a mountain stream?

How do I best deal with this wet, smelly problem? [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Jan 24, 2012 - 9 answers

DO NOT LEAVE VITAMINS IN YOUR POCKETS

Please, oh please, help me de-stink my favorite pair of jeans. [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jan 10, 2012 - 21 answers

Help cure my foot smell!

Cure my foot funk! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2012 - 27 answers

There is moldcheese in my drip pan and I don't know what to do.

The drip pan of my friend's fridge is infested with mold, and it's nonremovable, too. How should he clean this in the quickest manner possible? [more inside]
posted by zhi on Dec 30, 2011 - 18 answers

In nose range?

I want to indicate that something is close enough to smell, but I want to do so in a way that matches these examples: "in sight" for close enough to see, "in reach" for close enough to touch, and "in earshot" for close enough to hear. I keep thinking there must be a simple and obvious way to phrase it, but right now I'm drawing a blank.
posted by amyms on Dec 20, 2011 - 29 answers

How do "molecular odor eliminators" work?

How do "molecular odor eliminators" work? [more inside]
posted by macinchik on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me make my apartment not smell bad

I clean my apartment (and myself) on the regular. So why does it smell like dirty laundry all the time? How do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 3, 2011 - 39 answers

Oooo what's that smell?!

Drug Filter: How do to keep the smell from being noticed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 22 answers

How do I stop my mattress from reeking?

Removing Beer on Mattress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2011 - 5 answers

Nixing "oily"hair smell

How do you get rid of a chronic "oily" hair smell? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Oct 10, 2011 - 12 answers

It's not all in my head!

There is a mold or mildew problem under the kitchen sink in my new apartment. My allergies are a curse that cause me to detect smells that normal people can't, and my landlord can't smell it and thinks I might be crazy. [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Sep 28, 2011 - 7 answers

out on a line

Laundry intervention! Washed clothes, but no dryer and no space to line-dry...how can I make it so my clothes are minimally wrinkled and mildewy in the morning? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Sep 18, 2011 - 19 answers

Oh new shower curtains, glossy book pages, and auto-body shops: why do I love your aromas so?

Oh new shower curtains, glossy book pages, and auto-body shops: why do I love your aromas so? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Sep 14, 2011 - 14 answers

Weird damp smell coming from toilet in new apartment. How to fix it?

Weird damp smell coming from toilet in new apartment. How to fix it? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Sep 12, 2011 - 9 answers

A fowl odor. How do I get rid of it?

Shooting for the weirdest food question of the year -- how do I get the smell of varsol out of a chicken? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Sep 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Weird smell after running?

Why do I smell bleach after a hard run? [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Sep 2, 2011 - 9 answers

How to keep dryer sheet odor from entering apartment

What kind of filter can I attach to the dryer vent duct outside the window of my multi-unit building to keep the noxious, chemical/perfume-scented dryer sheet odor from entering my apartment? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Sep 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Pissed off owners?

Housesitting a stinky house... How to deal with the owners? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 30 answers

I don't want my chair to smell like shampoo! I want it to smell like a chair!

How do I get this shampoo smell out of a recently-cleaned chair? [more inside]
posted by Sloop John B on Jul 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Why does Mucinex smell like millipedes?

Why does guaifenesin (aka Mucinex) smell like millipedes? [more inside]
posted by zennie on Jul 24, 2011 - 11 answers

How to remove cigarette smells from apartments?

Tiro and I just moved into a new apartment. We love it... except for the smell of cigarettes! How do we get rid of it? More info inside. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Jul 22, 2011 - 12 answers

Is the exhaust in the bathroom for the smell or the humidity?

Is the exhaust in the bathroom for the smell or the humidity? In other words: is it used to make it smell better, or is it used to make sure the room dries out better?
posted by sandmanwv on Jul 19, 2011 - 18 answers

Why do I smell like sour milk?

Why do I smell like sour milk? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Jul 12, 2011 - 19 answers

Getting rid of new laptop smell?

How do I get rid of toxic new laptop smell? [more inside]
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks on Jun 26, 2011 - 8 answers

I smell/taste copper when I hit my head

Is it common to experience a taste/smell when one's head is hit very hard? [more inside]
posted by Bebo on Jun 20, 2011 - 20 answers

My new name: Fabio.

Should I wear axe bodywash? [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jun 13, 2011 - 97 answers

Mousetraps are working, so how do I get the smell of dead rodents out of my sink cabinet

Dead rodents in every mousetrap in an area with water damage = how to get the smell out? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on May 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Smelling like brisket forever doesn't seem like such a terrible fate either.

How do I get rid of the smell of liquid smoke on my skin? I rubbed beef for homemade beef jerky with liquid smoke using my fingers, and now my hand smells delectable. I can't stop salivating and I'm about to start gnawing on my phalanges. Help! [more inside]
posted by halogen on May 23, 2011 - 13 answers

why do my hands smell like garbage?

Why do my hands smell like a combination of garbage, taco bell, and sulfur? [more inside]
posted by frnzks.a on May 22, 2011 - 26 answers

Why does my car smell like gas?

Why does my Subaru Forester smell like gasoline, and how can I make it not smell like gasoline? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 20, 2011 - 9 answers

The Touch..the smell...of cotton (and silk, and rayon)...

Many new garments have a distinctive smell that disagrees with me. What's the likely source of this odor? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on May 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Why do you have to ferment liquid fertilizers made from comfrey/nettle? [more inside]
posted by leigh1 on May 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Yes, I'm serious about this.

Why do humans (and most mammals) have two nostrils instead of one? Seems redundant.
posted by bardic on May 8, 2011 - 18 answers

Why do some things smell better than they taste? And how/can I change that?

When I smell many foods, they nearly always smell better than they taste. Whatever it is smells marvelous but as soon as I pop it in my mouth I wonder where the flavor went. My question is why this might be, whether it is just me, and what I can do, if anything, to improve my sense of "taste".* [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on May 3, 2011 - 21 answers

What should I do about spilt fish sauce?

What should I do about spilt fish sauce? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Apr 28, 2011 - 5 answers

My Forever 21 jeans stink!

Help me get the Forever 21 smell out of my jeans! [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft on Apr 13, 2011 - 16 answers

What happened to my dryer?

Why is was my electric dryer groaning? And what happened to it? [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Apr 10, 2011 - 7 answers

How come I can smell stuff now?

Why has my sense of smell suddenly become amazing? Or, why am I smelling things that have gone away for a day or two after they are gone? [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Mar 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Why does my child smell when he's extremely upset?

My son has severe rages. When he has these meltdowns, he gives off a certain odor. It isn't sweat. Any idea what's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 29 answers

Why do health food stores smell like health food stores?

Why do health food stores smell like health food stores? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Mar 22, 2011 - 17 answers

How to mask a mildew smell

How can I mask a mildew smell completely for a day or two? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Mar 17, 2011 - 29 answers

How to get cigarette smell out of dry clean only clothes?

How do I get the cigarette smell out of 3 dry-clean only suits that have spent years in a heavy smoking environment? [more inside]
posted by BigVACub on Mar 9, 2011 - 21 answers

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