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Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 11,873 Senior Member
For me, it's .22 powder burning on a crisp autumn or winter day.  Second is shotgun shell powder, same time period.  Brings back memories of my youth.  For Christmas on my 13th birthday, got a single shot .22 and shot a squirrel with my first shot.  Remington Golden Bullet, head shot although that was luck.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,913 Senior Member
    The smell of shotgun powder sure is a nice power of recollection.

    I don't think I ever fired enough 22s hunting without wind to notice the smell.

    The smell of the kerosene stove and lantern were strong in deer camp when I was a kid.
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,614 Senior Member
    My sinus polyps are back with a vengeance, so it's a rare day that I can draw breath through my nose, let alone smell something. The two you listed are good, but for me, it would be the smell of the coffee aisle at the store, fresh bread in the oven, the ocean as you approach the shore and my kids when they were babies.  I remember these smells vividly and I hope to be able to enjoy them (or similar ones... my kids would think it was weird the days) again some day. 


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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 17,100 Senior Member
    Freshly spent paper hull shotshells....
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,268 Senior Member
    Hard to pick just one. Hoppes #9, the mixture of breakfree and spent powder from an AR, and of course, my chili.. 

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,397 Senior Member
    Bacon frying.
    sourdough bread baking
    and Jayhawker's freshly fired paper shotgun hulls
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,913 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    Bacon frying.
    sourdough bread baking
    and Jayhawker's freshly fired paper shotgun hulls
    That new sausage has to have a hood smell👃
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,951 Senior Member
    Anything my dad is cooking at the hunting shack, the sauna stove fired up, bottle of doe pee on a cold morning.
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 24,550 Senior Member
    The sage in Wyoming and the breeze through the aspens in Montana. 

    I could die a happy happy man after either of those. 
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    While the smell of gun powder going off is good, I love the smell of some good ole red oak or hickory coming out of the chimney on a cold winters night. 
  • FFLshooterFFLshooter Member Posts: 1,057 Senior Member
    Gonna second a fireplace.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,981 Senior Member
    Smell of conifers in the high country.
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  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,496 Senior Member
    Campfire, turboblue after it's been half ass burnt up in an engine,  exhaust from a propane fork truck,  gasoline, spent gun powder (we get to use .25 cal.  PATs at work some times), bacon, and I'm sure I missed a few.

  • minnesotashooterminnesotashooter Senior Member Posts: 786 Senior Member
    My sinus polyps are back with a vengeance, so it's a rare day that I can draw breath through my nose, let alone smell something. The two you listed are good, but for me, it would be the smell of the coffee aisle at the store, fresh bread in the oven, the ocean as you approach the shore and my kids when they were babies.  I remember these smells vividly and I hope to be able to enjoy them (or similar ones... my kids would think it was weird the days) again some day. 

    I am a sinus polyp sufferer as well.  I hate those things. 


  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,754 Senior Member
    The sea, early in the morning specially, my 3 girls (They all use the same cheap Chilean cologne wife's been using since she was a baby), "new car" smell and what I call the "United States smell"; don't ask what it is precisely, but it's imprinted in my memory since I was a little boy and grandma came from a trip to FLA or NY with grandad; she waited for us to arrive to open the luggage where she carried our gifts & goodies (Even simple, everyday stuff was wonderful, like chocolate milk cartons, kids' cereals, chocolates or toys, none available thanks to importation bans by commie governments) and the smell that came out of it is the same I still feel as soon as I land into the US.....no kidding!
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,072 Senior Member
    Ponderosa pine in the spring time, the smell of meat in the smoker and Colombian coffee -- freshly ground. (not a Latté, Mocha or other form of Frappacino, Just Coffee black)

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  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Posts: 2,802 Senior Member
    Bacon frying, onions sauteing and pine trees.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    A bunch of the stuff already mentioned, the smell of the air after a rain, the desert in the spring, Christmas with a real tree up, new leather, a new car and a Martin guitar.  On the other hand, I don't much care for the aroma of my wife's flatulence...

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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,981 Senior Member
    TMI...
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  • kansashunterkansashunter Senior Member Posts: 1,864 Senior Member
    Smells from my youth that takes me back, fresh mowed alfalfa and turned up dirt. When I got a little older burning rubber. 
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,228 Senior Member
    Christmas sugar cookies in the oven....

    Christmas/Thanksgiving/Easter dinner being cooked............
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,264 Senior Member
    Freshly split red oak. For me, that's probably the best.

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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Two cycle engine exhaust...reminds me of jet skis and dirt bikes from my youth. 
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  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 13,521 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #24
    4 day dead gator.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • wddodgewddodge Senior Member Posts: 1,101 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #25
    Walking into a barn of fresh baled hay. The smell of dirt when working ground before we got cabs. The aroma of liver and onions with fried taters coming from the kitchen. 

    Denny

    edit.. Looks like Kansashunter and I come from the same background.   :)
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,913 Senior Member
    Brand new tires👃
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,149 Senior Member
    The scent of a woman and leather..................
    Bacon frying 30 mins before opening of the duck season.........
    Fresh fired paper shotgun shells...........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,454 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    The scent of a woman and leather..................
    Bacon frying 30 mins before opening of the duck season.........
    Fresh fired paper shotgun shells...........
    The smell of a woman in leather excites men because she smells like a new truck! :D
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,454 Senior Member
    Salt sea air, the smell of a cedar thicket after a rain, Jayhawker's fired paper hull shotshells, and the smell of fresh plowed earth are a few. And an odd one, a barn full of cattle on a cold day. Puppies smell pretty good, too.
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  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,915 Senior Member
    Fresh cut alfalfa and silage.
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