What does your home smell of?

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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 241220Post DrewShiel
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:17 pm

I knew houses when I was growing up that always seemed to have the same scent no matter when you were there, be it bread, cows, or in the case of one family whose business was in bottling and distributing essential oils, lavender. Habits of the household, I suppose.

Our house usually has a faint scent of hot spices about it, I find, overlaid with whatever's been cooking most recently. Sometimes the faint scent of wet cat, which is far less pungent than wet dog (though much more surprising in the middle of the night). And then incense or candle-wax, or wood smoke from the fire, when it's burning. Been a good bit of that this summer.

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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 241224Post crazymaisey
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:48 pm

At this very moment my house smells of a poohey nappy and dirty socks! Lol! Hopefully later it will smell lemony fresh!

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Post: # 241955Post MuddyWitch
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:34 pm

Cinnamon, as I've just finished the last of the crabapples by turning them into jelly :iconbiggrin:

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Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:19 pm

fried onions!
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Post: # 242108Post snapdragon
Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Eucalyptus, cooking some wool in a vat of stewed Eucalypt juice to see if it really does make a red dye, I'm not convinced :study:
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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 242135Post mrsflibble
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:05 am

my kitchen smells of mould :( the front cupboard under the sink is mouldy again so I need to sort it out.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 242146Post snapdragon
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:47 am

mrsflibble wrote:my kitchen smells of mould :( the front cupboard under the sink is mouldy again so I need to sort it out.
Mine was like that when we moved in MrsF - there had been a leak at sometime and water had got into the chipboard, I took the cupboard door off so it would get air (and hung a curtain 1940s/50s style) but in the end the only way to stop the mould was to remove the damp damaged cupboard and worktop :(
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Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:49 am

So does ours mrsfibble. The whole house has that stale, musty, mouldy smell and I'm forever washing off black-green areas of mould off the walls. It also makes all clothing, shoes and furniture smell horrible :( . This old cottage needs better ventilation but we can't do anything (other than open windows and freeze out butts off) because it isn't ours and the landlady refuses to believe there is anything wrong with her 'lovely cottage' and we're imagining it all! :dontknow: . So our house smells of mould too.
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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 242175Post mrsflibble
Sat Aug 27, 2011 8:13 pm

spider8 wrote:So does ours mrsfibble. The whole house has that stale, musty, mouldy smell and I'm forever washing off black-green areas of mould off the walls. It also makes all clothing, shoes and furniture smell horrible :( . This old cottage needs better ventilation but we can't do anything (other than open windows and freeze out butts off) because it isn't ours and the landlady refuses to believe there is anything wrong with her 'lovely cottage' and we're imagining it all! :dontknow: . So our house smells of mould too.

sounds like ours!!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 242182Post noplasticbags
Sat Aug 27, 2011 10:18 pm

I was having a problem with mould in the bathroom. By chance one of the children left all of their charcoal for art in the bathroom - no more mould (well a little bit, but I was having to bleach the wall and ceiling every week, I need to do it now but this is after about 2 months, and nothing like as bad as it was).

I know it's one of those things that you read about it tip and hints sections, but I thought I'd post as I'd actually tested it out :wave:

Home smelling of fried onions currently :roll: - anyone got any tips that work for getting rid of cooking smells cheaply and effectively?

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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 244243Post celticmyth
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:26 pm

Currently,wet whippet and coffee....must get a nag champa cone out lol
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Post: # 244261Post snapdragon
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:43 pm

Orris root and lavender, having just sprinkled it over the carpet mixed with a cup of bicarb, to be vacuumed up later
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Post: # 245006Post oldfella
Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:15 pm

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Post: # 245055Post marshlander
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:57 pm

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Ditto, Damson chutney today - can't wait to try it.
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Re: What does your home smell of?

Post: # 246103Post wabbit955
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:45 am

blackberry jam and rose hip
and a underlaying smell of vingar from all the chutneys
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