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Room aroma
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:10 AM

I've been fortunate to have my own space for awhile, and was reading a story about the sights, sounds and scents of manly rooms. There was a mention of the scent of leather and tobacco, and I thought the tobacco part sounded nice. I don't smoke, but I've always enjoyed the smell of pipe tobacco. Do any of you have a favorite flavor, or ideas to get the aroma without the smoke?

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:17 AM


    Many years ago ,at my wife's request I smoked a pipe . I enjoyed the many flavors offered . The mixtures were endless . I settled on what was then called " Mixture 79 " Everybody seemed to like it . Since having " Store Bought " teeth I can't do the pipe ! 

 It is my understanding that the " Vape " stores ( some anyway ) sell candles or air fresheners that have those odors you are looking for . I could be mistaken . I haven't been in a Vape store in quite some time. I still (Gasp ) smoke but it is mainly Marlboro " Special Blend " shorts . Four to five cigarettes a Day . Seem to be as low as I've been able to get .

 I guess that's not bad . I used to smoke three packs a day !

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:24 AM

Nitrate dope, and hydraulic fluid.

Dad's idea of quality time with me was to take me to the airport with him while he did hanger flying with his buddies.  Airports always used to smell of aircraft dope and hydraulic fluid.  When I first began modeling, I built tissue covered flying models, which one finished in model airplane dope. It was the exact same stuff as the dope used on real airplanes, so on rare occasions today when I do a flying model it (Yes, Virginia, they do still make and sell those kits), that aroma takes me back to the forties and fifties.  Dad trusted me to stay out of trouble, and he allowed me to wander wherever I wanted to go.  I wonder how many parents would do that today, and how many people around hangers at an airport would ignore a grade school kid wandering around unaccompanied.


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, July 08, 2017 10:28 AM

I just bumped an old thread about this. Thought we could continue there. Or not....It does'nt matter. At least look at it so we dont start repeating ourselvs.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




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Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:28 PM

Hmmmm.... Pipe tobacco, gasoline, grease, diesel, the hot smells of welding or cutting, and dragon's blood.  ;)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, July 08, 2017 1:53 PM

I love the smell of cordite.  I enjoyed it in my younger days while working for Uncle Sam.  Nowadays, I only get to the range occasionally, but I enjoy shooting.  Plus, I love the smell of hot metal and burnt propellant.

And, I'll mention another smell, old hot motor oil as it drains from a crankcase.  

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Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, July 08, 2017 3:09 PM

Fresh gasoline,newly cut grass.I try to use incense for aromas in my space,but I also smoke.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, July 08, 2017 3:13 PM

"I love the smell of napalm in the morning"

I really do love waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking,bacon,eggs,coffee.Pretty nice.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, July 22, 2017 1:20 AM

Don Stauffer

Nitrate dope, and hydraulic fluid.

I don't know why, but that is just plain funny to me!! Propeller  But, I know whatcha mean - I grew up in my dad's auto repair shop, and those kinds of smells bring back many memories.

Devil Dawg

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:22 PM

Hoppe's 9.

Machine oil of any variety.

Oak run through the table saw.

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Posted by Chemteacher on Sunday, July 23, 2017 8:46 PM

-Fresh coffee brewing

-The fumes from a two-stroke outboard on the water, especially in the morning

-bunker oil aboard a ship. I'm a member of the Living History Crew on the USS Alabama BB-60. The smell of the ship below decks is something that stays with you.

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, July 24, 2017 2:49 PM

How I like my man cave to smell and how it really smells are totally different.  I like the smell from fresh cut wood, apples, cold beer, and gum turpentine.  But it seems to lose those smells instantly to the aroma of bildge water, dog sweat, and stinky feet.  This post reminds me of when I had a skunk die under my trainer, next to the AC air return, which brought the odor into the house.  The only way to dampen the odor was to burn cigars.  I must have burned a dozen that night.  To this day, whenever I get the whiff of cigar smoke, I also can smell a distant fragrance of skunk.  

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 1:29 PM

Ahh nothing like that ol' skunk smell. Dead or alive they hang with ya.BOY HOWDY do they hang. I like the smell of fresh laid Model Master enamel right after it shoots well and before the nose print. Gotta love JP5, every jet I build I remember that smell.

we're modelers it's what we do

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Posted by MrStecks on Friday, July 28, 2017 9:51 AM

I love the smell of good cooking, like the smell of my home-made chilli.  Mmmmmm.....

Not sure if this little story fits in with the topic but...

I'm in my mid-fifties, so I am constantly reminded by my body that age is taking its toll.  That's okay, it doesn't bother me too much.  But a few weeks ago I got home from work one day and when I walked into the house there was some smell in the air that immediately triggered a wonderful memory of my grandpa's house.  One of those wonderful, nostalgia-filled memories that only lasts a few seconds.  It was great.

Then thirty seconds later I thought, "oh God, now I have old-man smell."  It made me laugh.  Smile  

Cheers, Mark


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