My parents have just bought a house and now realize it has a smell of unknown origin. Ideas on things to do or people to contact to help get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397
on Feb 17, 2010 -
A new neighbor moved in and now the hallway and my entire apartment reek of second-hand smoke 24/7. I live in Pennsylvania. [more inside]
posted by zeek321
on Jan 12, 2010 -
Fenugreek makes you smell like maple syrup. What X's make you smell like Y? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Jan 7, 2010 -
We have a small dance hall space and it starts smelling bad because certain people who come don't wear deodorant, but we can't necessarily tell them to. The dance hall burns incense, but many people are allergic to the incense, like me. Apart from opening the door, which we can't do because people sneak in, what would be a good way to get rid of the smell during the event?
posted by ph00dz
on Dec 30, 2009 -
While I was driving him home from the vet yesterday, the cat took a dump in his carrier, which was made of cloth. (He was in the front passenger seat.) [more inside]
posted by ignignokt
on Nov 3, 2009 -
So there are dozens of posts on AskMeFi raising the question of how to mask or remove a bad smell. But I have the opposite dilemma: I wasnt to create
a bad smell. Not something so abhorrent that people wretch, but a clearly noticeable odour that perhaps evokes decay or sickness or death. And before you start calling the police, it's for a Halloween show. Thoughts on how to disperse said smell (using a plug-in mister? Using a fan?) gladly accepted.
posted by skylar
on Oct 19, 2009 -
Is it possible to get cologne smell out of clothing? I kind of "inherited" a half-dozen nice sweaters that reek of perfume, and I'm allergic as well. I've tried mucho baking soda and soaking in the wash machine; haven't tried vinegar yet; past (somewhat related) threads suggest Ozium
, but they're really not for this purpose.
posted by Shane
on Oct 5, 2009 -
I'm currently renting a flat unit in New Zealand which I will be moving out next month. My current rental agreement states that I do not need to have the carpet professionally cleaned before I move out. I have two cats in the house and the question was raised with the property agent before I moved in. They have agreed to let me have the pets in the house and on the rental agreement, it also states that they are okay with it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 12, 2009 -
Candles, incense, and even deodorant are linked with cancer. What can I use to make my house smell nice that hasn't already been proven to make me sick? [more inside]
posted by lexfri
on Aug 31, 2009 -
I am a type 1 [insulin-dependent] diabetic, and sometimes at night, when I haven't eaten enough to cover the insulin I took that evening, I 'bottom out': my blood sugar goes down very low and I wake up bathed in sweat and must go searching for orange juice.
My question is about this: The nighttime sweat from low blood sugar just... stinks
. It is powerfully rank
sweat, as though I had not washed in many days. My partner agreed, he has noticed that it is different from any other sweat I sweat. "You NEVER smell like that any other time. It's a low blood sugar thing." Yet only at night! I also become clothes-soakingly sweaty if low blood sugar happens during the day, BUT it seems 'normal', the same as when I exercise.
Can anyone tell me why this might be? Why is the night-time hypoglycemic sweat so incredibly smelly? [more inside]
posted by st looney up the cream bun and jam
on Aug 24, 2009 -
Can someone identify the clean soap (or other laundry product) smell I keep noticing among hispanics? [more inside]
posted by bradly
on Aug 2, 2009 -
I need a body spray recommendation for a middle age guy. Can anyone recommend anything that won't make me smell like an over-cologned teenager hoping to be the next star of an AXE commercial? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn
on Jul 24, 2009 -
I'm a clean guy by nature, I take showers daily, and use deoderant.
The problem is when I do any kind of physical work that's not too strenuous (aka dancing, carrying bags) my armpits sweat a bit, but not a lot, but the smell is strong! The result of this that I'm forced to throw a perfectly clean t-shirt into the laundry bag just because the underarm areas smell.
Is there any way to kill this smell, I feel like I'm wasting money on cleaning clean shirts :\
Any and all advice is welcome!
posted by wildrain2008
on Jul 19, 2009 -
My basement smells like rotting fruit. What is causing it and, since I'm thinking it needs dehumidifying, any dehumidifier tips or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry
on May 7, 2009 -
How do I cover up cigar smoke in my clothing? Legal age, but would rather not explain to the parents. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 13, 2009 -
Identify this smell filter: I just used some McCormick brand vanilla extract and it smells exactly like kindergarten. My husband agreed. Our only guess is that it smells like the paste we used to use with the little stick shown here with Ralph Wiggum
. [more inside]
posted by artychoke
on Mar 16, 2009 -
Most scoopable cat litter has a fragrance added. Normally we hunt for unscented litter, since the scents linger on my cat and he smells like air freshener. We accidentally bought a 40 pound tub of super scented litter. Is there any way to make it less aromatic or remove the smell from the cat?
posted by 26.2
on Feb 18, 2009 -
My fiancee and I are both anosmic
. We've joked about needing a smelling-nose dog
, but is that possible? Could you train a dog to recognize and alert you to certain smells? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by Robson
on Jan 29, 2009 -
So, you all have been following my travails in Seattle living for a while now. In Craigslist, I thought I found the perfect room - furnished, nice roommate (who is also the landlord), clean, in a new house, and in a good location. But, the whole house smells like sweet, yeasty wheat bread, and my asthma is not amused. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Dec 2, 2008 -
I've searched supermarkets all over West London for something that'll de-stink my fridge. Bicarbonate of soda, branded products, I just can't seem to find it any more.
Do you know where I can find some bicarbonate of soda or a similar fridge de-stinking product?
posted by almostwitty
on Nov 25, 2008 -
My husband has been burping with a sulfur/rotten egg smell attached. He also complained about being very gassy. I looked on Google and every article posted was from 2004. This is only the second time in his 42 years that he has experienced this. It usually lasts for 1 week. He takes high blood pressure meds, with high cholesterol meds. He needs a fast remedy, any ideas. Right now he is taking Peppermint Gels w/ginger and fennel oils (2xday) Thanks.
posted by kevnmo
on Nov 12, 2008 -