My Many Smells


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peej
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Partly inspired by the new "Bus for London" design (which I rather like, it's like some mad bus of the future, maaan!) - it occured to me that the one thing it won't have is "bus smell".

Bus smell is that unidentifiable mixture of ground-in cigarette ash, the stench of toe-dirt and finger-crud that covers every shiny surface not often polished, and the weird biscuity smell that comes from the soft furnishings. It'll probably smell like the inside of a brand new pair of wellies or something.

Does anyone else have a peculiar sense of smell that they latch on certain things?
#1 at 13:26:05 - 18/05/2010
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Game manuals. Especially the ones that came with STOS and AMOS.

Slightly mintly chewing gum smell.

Gorgeous.
#2 at 13:30:33 - 18/05/2010
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Modern thin game manuals have a weird pineapply-type smell to them. It's quite pleasant.

#3 at 13:31:17 - 18/05/2010
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It is a similar smell.
#4 at 13:34:23 - 18/05/2010
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London Underground smell is also like Routemaster Bus Smell if you want a point of reference.

#5 at 13:54:08 - 18/05/2010
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The smell of pipe tobacco always reminds me of my grandad's workshop from when I was very young. And TCP reminds me of my gran, because she used it for all our grazed knees and suff.
#6 at 14:26:45 - 18/05/2010
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What about worthers originals?
#7 at 14:28:39 - 18/05/2010
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I've no idea what the new buses will smell like but the design of them is really nice, they actually look like something from the 21st century. Presumably they'll be air conditioned too so smells shouldn't be much of a problem.

Oh and as someone who works in the NHS I'd rather not recall some of the smells I've encountered! :-O
#8 at 14:50:34 - 18/05/2010
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Yep they'll be air conditioned all winter, while the windows will all be firmly closed with the heaters on full blast all summer. It's the busman's way.

I'd love to see london cabs similarly redesigned. The new Metrocab is pig ugly.
#9 at 14:52:26 - 18/05/2010

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