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]
Open second story windows = nasty cat reek. Advice? [more inside]
Please recommend some body washes and laundry detergents with a lasting smell. [more inside]
How do I get my shells to stop smelling like fish? [more inside]
How do I get the smell out of the armpits of my t-shirts? [more inside]
Has my camera been hitting the bong? [more inside]
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?
A sudden, strong, strange chemical smell in the house. What could it be? And how might we find out? [more inside]
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]
Is there a descriptive list of aromatic compounds that is more complete than this wikipedia article? i.e. cis-3-Hexen-1-ol (fresh cut grass), Oct-1-en-3-one (blood, metallic, mushroom-like) [more inside]
What wine smell kit do I need? [more inside]
My car vents stink. How can I get rid of the smell? [more inside]
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]
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?
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.
My feet stink, all of a sudden, and I can't figure out why! [more inside]
Last Wednesday I was assaulted by a foul smell in my front (guest) bathroom. I have been trying to pinpoint the cause for several days. I'm about to go out of town and need advice on what to do, especially since I'm extremely broke and have tried all the usual methods of attack. Details inside... [more inside]
Are you or your child anosmic? As in can't smell anything? Have you found a way to reverse your condition? [more inside]
Am I overly sensitive to a "green" chemical? [more inside]
Nosefilter: what might be causing the weird (bad) smell coming from my significant other's nose? I know you're not my doctor, but this funky mucus-y smell eminates from his nose every year starting around this time and gradually fades away in the spring/summer. Has anyone else encountered this? Any recommendations for home remedies or what specialist would be best suited to provide diagnosis (ENT)? [more inside]
My apartment started smelling really bad two days ago. Like some kind of solvent or glue, a chemical smell, strong enough to give me a headache. Could the wood floors that were refinished a few months ago be causing it? [more inside]
What does Barack Obama smell like? [more inside]
How can I make sure my clothes and bedding don't smell like food if I'm cooking only a few feet away? [more inside]
How would you make a well-running car or pickup truck look, smell, and/or sound like an eyesore/deathtrap/junker without affecting its real abilities or safety? [more inside]
An extremely foul smell (not a shit smell -- I can't place it) has been starting up in my bathroom a short time after the shower is turned on. It doesn't seem to be the water itself that smells, but I can't tell where the smell comes from. When the shower is off, the smell eventually clears and doesn't return until the shower is turned on again. Any idea what could be going on?
How can I get this awful, musty smell out of my towels? [more inside]
My dog rolled in human feces last night. The smell is clinging to her fur. What will get the smell out? [more inside]
Help for a chronically musty room? Though I keep my bedroom clean, organized and vacuumed it's always got an "old closet" smell. It's not terrible, but it's definitely noticeable upon entering. Any tricks for getting rid of it? The catch: I don't want to cover things up with another scent - I just don't want it to smell at all. [more inside]
I use the same deodorant/antiperspirant every day, approx. the same type of fabrics etc every day. But I find that on days I teach (college level) I come home with a distinctive sharp smell. I'm one of those teachers that has classroom anxiety. Is this the "smell of fear"? Is there such a thing? Is there a way to stop it?
There's something in the air around here lately - Park Slope, Brooklyn - that smells a lot like cloves or clove oil, and a bit like pipe tobacco. It came on strong yesterday afternoon and is still drifting around today. [more inside]
What is the absolute best/strongest/still-smells-good air freshener that money can buy? [more inside]
Oh my god. Worst smell ever, of all time, in my kitchen. Best I can describe is a combination of fermented rice, lots of fish sauce, maybe a bit of turpentine...really horrible. Basically we waited a couple of days too long to empty the garbage, something fermented and leaked in the bag, then it got all over the floor when we tried to take the bag out. How do I get the smell out? [more inside]
How long does it take a couch to stop offgassing? I assembled a new Ikea Karlstad sofa five days ago, and while the odor has decreased a bit, it still smells. Worse, there's some VOC that irritates my nose and throat after I sit on it for half an hour or so, which is rather worrying. (My wife gets the same 'acrid feeling' too.) [more inside]
My boyfriend just called to say his apartment smells like spray paint. He hasn't used spray paint. What gives? [more inside]
How do I remove the smell of smoke from DVDs? [more inside]
What are the best delicious-if-you-can-only-get-past-the-godawful-stink foods? [more inside]
Just started heating a newish stainless steel Alclad pan and noticed a weird smell as I was throwing onions into them (I've used it a few times before, and have never noted any strange odor). The best description I can think of for the smell is a charcoal grill, or lighter fluid. There was a whitish residue on the pan before I started cooking, which I thought was just hard water markings, but it could have been dish soap, too. Can soap smell like this when heated in a dry pan? [more inside]
Coffee beans as an air freshener? [more inside]
Olfactory Filter: My sense of smell is severely diminished, when it exists at all. I have known this for years but now I want to taste wines so I am wondering if there is any way to repair my sense of smell or is it lost forever? [more inside]
Why does this fabric smell so bad (and can I fix it)? [more inside]
How do you get rid of perfume odors that cling to everything? [more inside]
Need help from experienced bakers: how do I get rid of the eggy smell that clings to otherwise delicious biscotti (and some other baked goods) after they come out of the oven? The only advice I have found is to add a teaspoon of honey to the batter. (I use your standard eggs, out of the shell) Does this work? What causes the eggy smell anyway? How do industrial biscotti-bakers avoid having the smell?
I bought a used gas dryer, and need help connecting it. [more inside]
What tree smells like semen or vagina? [more inside]
I am soliciting crazy ideas for alternative car fresheners that smell good but not of chemicals. [more inside]
How much beer do I have to drink to "smell like a brewery" the next day? [more inside]
My living room smells like a restaurant. It does not smell like food, but like the old, greasy, disgusting smell left on your clothes when you leave the restaurant if you work there. This is making my living room unbearable. What is this smell? [more inside]
My roommate smells, and it's not just typical BO. Help! [more inside]
What is the strange smell emanating from certain areas of our apartment? It's very strong and sour, like boiled cabbage...and it's confined to the front hallway and the bathroom. [more inside]