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Help me stop the house from reeking like a restaurant after closing.

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]
posted by winna on Apr 16, 2008 - 12 answers

My Roommate's Junk Smells

My roommate smells, and it's not just typical BO. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 27 answers

Oooh that smell.

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]
posted by cowboy_sally on Apr 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Lost

What tree is this? [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Mar 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Most economical way to make your house smell good?

What's the most economical way to make your house/apartment smell good? [more inside]
posted by tanminivan on Mar 26, 2008 - 42 answers

fried electronic smell

What is that fried electronic smell? [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Mar 24, 2008 - 8 answers

I don't want to wash my dishes after I wash my dishes, either...

How can I get rid of my dishwasher's funk? [more inside]
posted by odi.et.amo on Mar 20, 2008 - 8 answers

I like breathing formaldehyde as much as the next person, but...

How do I get rid of that horrible new carpet smell? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Feb 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Thrift store smell

What is that thrift store smell? [more inside]
posted by bokinney on Feb 24, 2008 - 18 answers

Brewing up a stink?

AromaFilter: Nice apartmemt, next to a brewery. Will there be unpleasant exhaust from the brewing? [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Feb 17, 2008 - 27 answers

sulfur smell from somewhere. is it dangerous? how to find it.

sulfur smell from somewhere. is it dangerous? how to find it. [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Feb 11, 2008 - 5 answers

Whyfore the pleasant odor of refrigerators?

I really like the smell of the inside of refrigerators and freezers. Why on earth is this? [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Feb 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Sandalwood cheese? Bleargh.

How do I remove the smell of aromatic oils from my fridge? Baking soda & activated carbon don't cut it. [more inside]
posted by aubilenon on Feb 4, 2008 - 10 answers

I'm just too scentsitive.

Who has a sense of smell as strong as mine? No one nose! Please help me. [more inside]
posted by susiepie on Jan 31, 2008 - 28 answers

Funky (smelling) fibers.

How do I de-stink the armpits of my sweaters? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jan 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Why is my dog scared of cooked lamb?

My golden retriever-lab mix freaks out when we cook lamb -- he whines and puts his tail between his legs. He'll eat the cooked lamb fine, but he finds the smell of it cooking distressing. I've read elsewhere about this phenomenon, but does anyone have this experience with their dog or have an idea what makes lamb so scary? Does he think we're cooking his pals? He has his skittish moments (scared of thunder, natch), but this is the only time I've seen him behave this way. And he's a rescue dog, so it's possible he had some early traumatic experience involving lamb. But since I've read about other dogs behaving this way, I doubt it.
posted by stonefruit on Jan 29, 2008 - 29 answers

getting tea smell all over the place

What's the best way to get the smell of tea in the room or all over the House? [more inside]
posted by kall on Jan 23, 2008 - 13 answers

here stinky stinky

Why does my dog smell nice for a long time after a PetsMart bath, but stinks the next day after I give her a bath? [more inside]
posted by striker on Jan 11, 2008 - 25 answers

How to fix a malodorous laptop?

How do you remove an odor from a laptop without killing the laptop (or yourself)? [more inside]
posted by speek on Jan 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Water in new teakettle smells.

My sister got my Mom this teakettle for Christmas. Problem is, every few times we make tea, the water tastes terrible and smells funky- almost a wet chlorine smell. [more inside]
posted by potch on Jan 2, 2008 - 6 answers

I smell feet

I smell feet. [more inside]
posted by peep on Dec 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Why does Subwayâ„¢ stink?

Every Subway smells the same, and it's rank and pervasive. What is it? [more inside]
posted by sportbucket on Dec 13, 2007 - 56 answers

Why does root beer smell like Deep Heat?

Why does root beer smell like Deep Heat? [more inside]
posted by macdara on Dec 13, 2007 - 15 answers

The clothespins do nothing!

Smelly house filter. Smell similar to stale cigarette smoke coming from our attic, and getting worse. What is it? How do I stop it? [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Dec 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Stinky Genitals

What would cause a woman's vaginal discharge to smell strongly of mildew? [more inside]
posted by Drohan on Dec 7, 2007 - 14 answers

DIY or...

Inspire me, punk-rock style. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Dec 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Tips for replacing carpet ruined by a cat

When replacing cat pee ruined carpet, what are the best ways to make sure the smell is totally gone? [more inside]
posted by shinji_ikari on Dec 1, 2007 - 8 answers

A magic silver bullet for smelly fridge?

Putting silver into the fridge - good idea or bad idea? [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Nov 26, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I get fried chicken smell out of not-very-washable clothing items?

How do I get fried chicken smell out of fabrics? I would just wash them, but two of them (a jacket and a shawl) aren't very washable. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Nov 16, 2007 - 15 answers

How to de-stinkify a musty bassinet

We're expecting our second child in the next couple of weeks, and I (foolishly) stored the co-sleeper/bassinet that we used with our first in the basement for the last two years. Now it smells musty. I need as benign a solution to the odor as possible. I don't want to put a newborn in a musty bassinet to sleep, but I also don't want to use harsh chemicals on something where she'll spend several hours a night (fingers crossed). What will work best? Will one of those passive odor absorbers like an air sponge, or that German metal thingie be sufficient, or do I need to use something that I actually apply to the surface fabric?
posted by SobaFett on Oct 31, 2007 - 16 answers

Cancelling out spicy odors?

Is it possible to make Indian food without smelling up the joint? [more inside]
posted by knave on Oct 22, 2007 - 7 answers

HiFi Surround Smell System

What's a good system for gettin' some essential oils smell action in my apartment? I've been reading about the benefits of certain smells to concentration and relaxation and would like to get my smell on. [more inside]
posted by parallax7d on Oct 19, 2007 - 10 answers

What's this burning smell coming from our clothes dryer?

There's a burning smell coming from our GE electric clothes dryer. Anything a layman can do to troubleshoot and fix it? [more inside]
posted by item on Oct 6, 2007 - 12 answers

Can the smell of human sewage have health risks?

Yuck! The boat I'm working on has a sewage problem. The smell in my bunk room is really bad. Are there any health risks associated with this?
posted by MotorNeuron on Oct 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Why does one corner of my house smell like natural gas? Especially when there are no leaks in the house?

I've had a persistent natural gas smell in my house for the past 10 days. The power company shut it off for about 5 days, my landlord went through two times with a plumber to find any potential leaks, and then had to get a city inspector to verify that there are no leaks. So the gas is back on and it's still smells - what's going on and how do I stop it? [more inside]
posted by gov_moonbeam on Sep 25, 2007 - 17 answers

De-stinkify me

I got some bleach on my mattress and it stinks. How can I de-stinkify it? [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Sep 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Why does this town smell like garlic?

There is a stretch of highway 25 in Wareham, MA (south of Route 195) that consistently smells like garlic, and I have no idea why or where the smell is coming from. [more inside]
posted by nekton on Sep 11, 2007 - 4 answers

How to smell good without cologne?

As a guy, how do you smell really good without the use of cologne? Some people, I've noticed, have a great fresh smell to them, but I'm not sure how they get it. I try using scented soaps, but it doesn't give nearly as strong an effect. Is it lotion? Does skin type matter?
posted by Malad on Aug 29, 2007 - 24 answers

Cologne picking tips

Cologne picking advice: it can't be as simple as "just pick what your like" or "bring a girl with you and buy what she likes"... can it?
posted by joshuaconner on Aug 26, 2007 - 30 answers

How to deodorize a second-hand book?

How to deodorize a smelly second-hand book? [more inside]
posted by long haired lover from liverpool on Aug 25, 2007 - 3 answers

some don't like it hot

For about a week, I've noticed a "hot" smell coming from my engine. I don't know how to describe it except that it smells like an iron that has been left on. What is it? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Aug 21, 2007 - 13 answers

Smelly cat, smelly cat, it's not your fault.

What might be the cause of my cat's new odor? [more inside]
posted by iguanapolitico on Aug 19, 2007 - 6 answers

Smelly face?

What would cause my face to...smell? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Why do rotten onions smell good?

Why do rotten onions sometimes smell good? [more inside]
posted by Deathalicious on Aug 7, 2007 - 6 answers

How to defunk my junk?

My man crevices smell of yeast but it's not acting like a topical yeast infection. It won't go away and the dermatologist was useless. Helllp! [more inside]
posted by Bravely Anonymous on Jul 30, 2007 - 27 answers

How can I de-funkify these towels?

How can I de-funkify stinky towels & clothing items? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2007 - 26 answers

What else can be sensed passively?

What else can be sensed passively? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Jul 17, 2007 - 17 answers

Sensory deprivation vs. Nostalgia

I feel that there is a huge difference in the intensity of smell (fruits, vegetables, flowers) and taste (most fruits and vegetables) compared to here in the U.S. and in India where I grew up. Is it just nostalgia? [more inside]
posted by raheel on Jul 16, 2007 - 25 answers

Sensory Relaxation Techniques: Incense etc?

Looking for a new kind of relaxation technique. I'm thinking something sensory, no drugs or tobacco. I thought first of incense. A) What's your experience with using incense to relax? B) Is there anything that provides a similar experience? More parameters inside. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jul 16, 2007 - 20 answers

I have a car! But it smells funny. How can I fix it?

How can I make my car smell better? I have recently been passed partial stewardship of a family car and I want to fix it up. It's a good car, but recently it's had some window issues that have, in turn, led to some smell issues. [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jul 1, 2007 - 12 answers

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