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everything is on fire forever

There was a fire in my building 2 weeks ago and everything is so smelly, the smelliest, the most smelly. [more inside]
posted by poffin boffin on Sep 3, 2015 - 21 answers

Name that Cheese

My wife and I had an amazing cheese at a party last night. It was soft, about the size of a typical wedge of grocery store brie, but with a black-and-white speckled rind and a very pungent odor. Any ideas?
posted by HeroZero on Oct 4, 2014 - 20 answers

Ah! Paint thinner smell! How do I get rid of it?

I was carrying paint thinner in my backpack, and it spilled (probably about 250 ml)! I've tried carpet cleaner, laundry detergent, and even shampoo (!) to get the smell out and let it soak over night but it still smells really strongly! Any advice for what might work to get rid of the smell?
posted by twill on Sep 27, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me grow something sweetly smelly on my balcony!

When my neighbor moved out, I inherited a few pots and some soil. I suppose they're more like tubs, really (24 inches long, 10 wide, 7 deep). I have zero gardening skills. The tubs sit on my balcony at the same height as my window, and I would love to grow something that is very fragrant in them. I love the idea of having my window open in the spring and summer, and having a beautiful smell wafting in. I live in Portland, OR, and my balcony faces east. I want to reiterate that I have zero gardening skills, but if given specific instructions, I can keep plants alive. What should I grow? The easier, the better!
posted by 2oh1 on Jan 20, 2014 - 22 answers

Stinky coworker

How can I de-stink my immediate surroundings when I have no control over the source of the stink? Or, how can I learn to get used to the smell? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Nov 13, 2012 - 27 answers

Housemate has B.O. and we are unsure as how to approach this subject with him.

How to approach housemate with pungent B.O? [more inside]
posted by ruhroh on Sep 10, 2012 - 18 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

How do I make a scarf smell good?

I've crocheted a wool scarf form my sister-in-law. When I ship it, I want to put something in the box that will make it smell pretty by the time it reaches her. [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 2, 2011 - 35 answers

In which Magsie the Cat will continue to urinate in the laundry receptacle

Why does our kitten believe that dirty clothes hampers and toilets are one and the same? [more inside]
posted by item on Jul 21, 2011 - 30 answers

Oh god, why is there a dead deer under my deck?

There is a dead deer under my deck. Who do I call to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Apr 15, 2011 - 9 answers

It's still just as cold in the kitchen, only a smelly cold

I live in an old apartment with radiators. Pipe in kitchen (radiator has been removed, heated pipe remains) has a leaky valve that smells awful. Can someone take a look at these pictures and tell me if there is anything I can do to cover the leaky bit and reduce the smell? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 6, 2011 - 10 answers

It's said that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days... literally?!

What can we do about our stinky house guest? We thought we could tough it out, but it has gotten out of hand. [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Jul 16, 2010 - 44 answers

Laundry should smell nicer after it's washed.

My front-loading washing machine smells bad, and makes my clothes smell bad. It smells mildew-y or like a sour dishcloth, and has imparted sour dishcloth smell to my favorite black (i.e., can't be bleached) pants. [more inside]
posted by theora55 on Jun 27, 2010 - 29 answers

One of the worst smells on this earth

My microwave is stinky -- burnt popcorn smell. How do I remove it? [more inside]
posted by bunny hugger on Feb 22, 2010 - 16 answers

They called him Stinaru Fartester

My 2004 Subaru Forester smells like hot...fumey...something, and periodically releases a little puff of smoke or steam from under the hood. Can the hivemind succeed where multiple mechanics have failed, before my warranty runs out in March? [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Feb 1, 2010 - 15 answers

Are manual anal gland expressions for dogs necessary?

Anal gland expression for dogs - How does one keep a dog's anal glands in optimal shape? [more inside]
posted by wiretap on Sep 29, 2009 - 21 answers

Um, honey....

How do I tell my SO that he smells bad? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2009 - 53 answers

Time stinks.

Stinky Filter: Please help me banish the strange stench coming from, of all things, my watch. [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Aug 13, 2008 - 12 answers

What are the best delicious-if-you-can-only-get-past-the-godawful-stink foods?

What are the best delicious-if-you-can-only-get-past-the-godawful-stink foods? [more inside]
posted by cog_nate on Aug 1, 2008 - 37 answers

That lovely rotten-egg smell

Does replacing the sacrificial anode in your water-heater with a different alloy anode really work to eliminate the stinky water? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Dec 9, 2007 - 11 answers

Banana? Yogurt? Bagel?

Should I confront my coworker about his smelly food? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Nov 9, 2007 - 32 answers

Oh god it's humping my leg

I hate dogs. Help me deal so I don't lose my jobs. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on May 3, 2007 - 105 answers

Smelly Fridge, Smelly Fridge...

Our refridgerator stinks... why? [more inside]
posted by splatta on Apr 6, 2007 - 19 answers

She's qualified, but she smells bad!

Help me not smell like smoke on my job interview! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2007 - 39 answers

Smelly Kitchen

I live in an apartment and when I cook (indian food) the whole place reeks of exotic spices. Does anyone know of an airpurifier that will filter out the offensive odor. I do not have a outside vent in my kitchen.
posted by Noodles on Jan 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Is our smelly closet a lost cause?

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]
posted by catfood on Dec 19, 2006 - 27 answers

How to Defunk a Phone Handset

The phone on my desk at work is a hand-me-down and has seen *many* users before me, and the handset smells horrible. Replacing the handset is not a viable option. How can I get the odor out?
posted by Cordelya on Aug 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Yick I smell bad...

Smelly Filter: I have an awesome watch with a "genuine leather" wrist band. In the summer heat I can't find a way to keep it from smelling. [more inside]
posted by meta x zen on Jul 14, 2006 - 8 answers

How do I clean my stinky shoes?

Smelly Shoes: I wore my favorite pair of shoes to one of the hottest, most humid 7 weeks of Vermont summer in recorded history this year, and my shoes stink. I've tried spraying them full of Odor-Eaters spray powder (With Zorbitex™!) and leaving them alone for a while, and while they smell fine when left alone, they reek after an hour or so of use. Can I exorcise these shoes, or do I need to dump them? How do you tell if a pair of shoes is OK to wash in a washing machine? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Aug 25, 2005 - 19 answers

Why does our dog smell after being in the sun, and what can we do about it?

StinkyDogFilter: Our 4-year-old vizsla gets really, really stinky after being outside in the sun for a while, to the point where it's almost unbearable to be in the same room with her when she comes inside. After 15 minutes or so the stink subsides and she's tolerable again. Any ideas?
posted by mr_crash_davis on Dec 12, 2004 - 11 answers

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