Someone in my apartment building is smoking/making/cooking something that causes my girlfriend, daughter and I to cough. Any idea what it might be and what I could do about it? [more inside]
There's a very faint smell in my bedroom. I can't track down the source. Does anyone have any tips for tracing down the source of odours? [more inside]
How can I stop cats from pissing on the outside of my house? [more inside]
Can you describe what mold smells like without using the word musty? [more inside]
Are there any ways in which people focus on enjoying the sense of smell, by itself, solely for the leisure/pleasure aspect of the sensation? If not.. why? [more inside]
Tips for getting a sick pussycat on a feeding tube to eat by mouth again (and a cautionary tale)? [more inside]
Coffee Filter: I was given a small espresso machine for Christmas. How do I get rid of the "new machine" smell? [more inside]
I recently bought a gorgeous new brown suede blazer in Sweden. It fits perfectly and it is my new favourite jacket apart from one thing - it reeks of suede/leather. Not just a subtle odour, but a full on beefy smell that smacks you in the face. Even to the point where other people comment on it. Nothing else I have ever owned has done this, is there anything I can do to rescue it? Even Febreze has been outclassed!
For a lot of people, a particular aroma can be a strong trigger for memory. I don't think it works in reverse: why is this? [more inside]
Anyone know how can I make my travel coffee mug not stink of old coffee?
I have a fancy, semi-new travel mug made of some almost indestructible hard plastic. It's great, except for the surprisingly strong stink of old coffee and cream, which seems to have permeated it permanently. This is particularly a problem with the soft plastic seal around the lid. [more inside]
We have a large closet in our apartment that has always smelled of cat urine. Despite taking every measure we possibly could to eliminate the odor, it still smells, 2 years later. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
How to get turpentine and its smell out of a worn-out old cork floor? [more inside]
My six-month old Scion had smelled like moldy laundry ever since I turned on the heat this Fall. What is going on and how can I fix it or more precisely, how can I get Toyota to fix it? [more inside]
LosAngeles-talk: what's that strange, "burnt-toast" smell at night? [more inside]
I have a funky smell coming from a pipe in my apartment. What is it, and what can I do? [more inside]
My landlords turned on the heat in my building, and now my room smells funny. They say that it's nothing, but I'm kinda worried. [more inside]
What are you supposed to do if you have to burp? Say you are at a pub sitting at a table with some people drinking a pint and the beer makes you need to burp regularly. I've done the ol' burp with the mouth closed and let it out through the nose, but I thought I'd ask MeFi. [more inside]
How do I get the smell of gasoline out of my shoes? [more inside]
I think my dad is a hypochondriac. He made us get rid of all the house plants because they were causing him to cough. Now he thinks that "ozone" put off by either the (desktop) computer, the box fan, or both is making him sick. [more inside]
What can I do about a strong, moldy odor that seems to be coming from my kitchen sink or disposer? [more inside]
The guy over my cube wall is over dosing his body on some bad deodorant and it's whiggin' me out all day long. Any suggestions on how to breathe normally again short of using respirators and other obnoxiously strong smells?
What's the smallest thing that can be smelled by a human? [more inside]
I bought some nice down pillows for myself, and they smell really weird! I have tried to Febreze 'em, and I ran them through the wash according to the care instructions, but they still emit the odour. Has anyone else ever had such a problem that could offer some advice to me?
When I eat Golden Crisp cereal in the morning, my urine smells for the rest of the day. [more inside]
How do I get the fishy smell out of a silk (well, silk and cashmere blend) sweater?
Girls: How do you like a guy to smell? What products should I use? [more inside]
Why can I smell chemicals in my brain? [more inside]
How do I get rid of the curry smell in my new apartment. [more inside]
How to make leather smell, well, less leathery? [more inside]
I believe that another tenant has place an air "freshener" in the hallway out side of our apartments in violation of their lease. I want it removed. What should I do? [more inside]
Why do some people find the smell of gasoline pleasant?
Where do you get good quality incense?
Does my exercise regimen need fixing? Or does the ammonia smell not really matter? [more inside]
I read that the "silkworm moth can detect pheromones from other silkworms up to 11km away. The moths immediately fly towards the source." How is this possible? [more inside]
Oh My Stinkin' Shoes~! [more inside]
Anyone have a suggestion for getting cigarette smoke smell out of a leather purse? Everytime I unzip my bag, I can now totally smell it.
I bought a new suitcase recently, and when I got it home discovered that the interior (which is lined in some sort of plastic or vinyl) has a very strong plastic-y/chemical smell. I've tried leaving it open to air out, I've tried putting some dryer sheets inside and closing it, but nothing has helped abate the stank. I'm going on a trip on Thursday and don't want my clothes to reek of chemicals! Any ideas?
Does household natural gas pool in low places or rise to high places? [more inside]
Why do I sometimes smell ammonia when I bend over? [more inside]
How do I get rid of that faint smell of sewage in my basement? [more inside]
How do I get this awful dog urine smell out of our couch and other furniture? [more inside]
Sinus/smell problem. [more inside]
On the one hand, my hair smells (I think because I wash it everyday). On the other hand, I dont want to go bald trying to fix the problem (ie. stopping washing it everyday which I think is keeping my follicles from dying off). [more inside]
I live on the second floor of an old turn of the century mansion and the first floor party-hardy dwellers are serious chain smokers. Their noxious, secondhand smoke is so pervasive (they entertain smoker friends by the droves) that it seeps through my hardwood floors and walls and stinks up my apartment something awful. Sometimes it seems like I'm living above a nightclub it is so bad. [more inside]
Something in my rubbish bin stinks, and since I was away for rubbish collection day it's going to be there for a while longer. What can I do to get rid of, or at least reduce, the smell? [more inside]
Why do French homes smell so good? [more inside]
New Yorkers: Did anyone figure out what that smell
The dude who sits near me at work smells really, really, really bad. [more inside]
VentilationFilter: My apartment's cramped little bathroom has a small window and no exhaust fan. It's getting cold here in Michigan and I'd rather not open the window to ventilate. Any brilliant ideas short of bashing holes in the wall and ceiling to install a real exhaust fan
Is there a way to disassociate a memory with a smell? My house burned down in a forest fire when I was a child and now every time I smell smoke from a forest fire, I have an anxiety reaction. [more inside]