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    What makes that sweet smell in the mtns in the Spring?

    I know this may be a weird topic...but...

    You guys who ride up there a lot I'm sure know exactly what I'm talking about. That sweet smell..I don't know if it's a specific plant or a variety..but that smell is euphoric!

    I smell it down here in SC every once in a while but can never find where it's coming from. Anybody know?

    Gracias.

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    It's a combination of plants/trees. The strongest of them, IMHO, is Wisteria.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisteria
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    That's me. I smell very good.

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    Sniff!

    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    That's me. I smell very good.

    Have you ever smelled a rotten tomato? Not that your rotten, but have you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    That's me. I smell very good.
    Dang David, I just went out in the backyard when it stopped raining and I could smell you from here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridn29s
    Dang David, I just went out in the backyard when it stopped raining and I could smell you from here.
    You must have a super snoz!
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    It's a combination of meth cooking byproducts and bomb residue.

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    The trillium that is blooming now has an ever-so-faint sweet smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridn29s
    Dang David, I just went out in the backyard when it stopped raining and I could smell you from here.
    Actually the word for that is "petrichor".

    But Maida does smell pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim311
    It's a combination of meth cooking byproducts and bomb residue.

    That would explain the euphoria!

    Thanks for the replies.

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    ... and if we just ...

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    galax? generally not thought of as having a sweet smell - nor does it tend to produce euphoria, for that matter - but it has a distinctive smell indeed. better fitting of your description: you're catching a whiff of the 18y/o hotties who pass you in the spring as you work off the winter's beer gut.
    www.zipcodezoo.com is a stellar place to learn about local flora, such as galax. as for learning more about sweet smelling 18y/o's... rumor has it that the internet is rich with resources for that subject; try a search for "photos of good things that will never, ever actually happen to you in your lifetime"
    nice call on trillium, mountain merlin
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