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Old 10-30-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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What's the worst smell and the best scent? What's the worst texture and the best texture?

Worst smell: ammonia, with sulphur and cigarette smoke as close seconds.
Worst texture: some of the paper they braille on has this awful texture to it that's like the tactile equivalent of nails on a chalkboard, with a film of dust on anything as a close second.

Best scent: Onions in a pan, fresh brewed coffee, and Egyptian Goddess musk
Best texture: the fur of my rat as he grooms himself by my foot. Fur that feels rough to average feels divinely soft against the bottom of your foot. And when people gently touch my hair it feels wonderful on my scalp.

What are your best and worst?
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Old 10-30-2010, 08:36 AM
 
Location: If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space
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What's the worst smell and the best scent? What's the worst texture and the best texture?
Worst smell: chicken garbage - gag!

Best scent: anything that has the lingering scent of my mom's perfume - like a sweater, for example. It's not at all the same as spraying perfume directly onto the material - it's softer/mellower/warmer because she was wearing it. It's like smelling love. Another best scent is when you open a bag of chocolates and inhale that smell - it has a calming effect!

Worst texture: that unexpected bit of grit when you're eating something that shouldn't be gritty! Or, being touched by the scraggly foot of someone you don't love.

Best texture: I'm stuck on this for now because of your rat fur comment (and how feet gross me out) - all I can think of is my cousin's chinchilla - it is otherworldly soft!
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Old 10-30-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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What's the worst smell and the best scent? What's the worst texture and the best texture?
Cool thread, nim.

Worst smell - My garbage can on a hot summer day if it contains meat or seafood packaging.

Best scent - Bacon frying on a campfire; coffee brewing; garlic. Also, Jergens lotion. Like toosie with her mom's perfume, the scent of Jergens lotion immediately brings back to me warm, cozy memories of my mom. She used it when I was a kid. Mom died almost 40 years ago, when I was in high school. If I pass someone who has used Jergens, I'm immediately back in my mother's arms. Love it!

Worst texture - Aluminum foil on the teeth, such as when I'm eating a baked potato and my teeth find a tiny speck of foil.

Best texture - Water; my kitties' fur.
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Old 10-30-2010, 10:03 AM
 
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What's the worst smell and the best scent? What's the worst texture and the best texture?

Worst smell - chinese food in the garbage can

Best scent - Warm vanilla sugar by Bath & Body Works or any Clean Linen smell. I love that store!

Worst texture - Grit from shellfish. I HATE when I eat seafood and it has some left in it. Scallops are the worst for it.

Best texture - Microfiber plush blanket. LOVE IT!!!
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Old 10-30-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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Love all your answers so far, keep it coming. Egyptian Goddess is my favorite perfume because my wife wears it and it's just divine on her.

I noticed a lot of you think of textures in your mouth...I hadn't even thought of that.
Worst texture in food: when you sink your teeth in a great piece of fish only to find there are still fishbones in it. Another one is when you've just had soda or lemonade and your teeth are gritty.
Best texture in food: fluffy pancakes. I'm having some right now. Creamy hot chocolate, especially when it's made with real chocolate and real cream, like Double Devon English cream.

Which brings me to the topic...should we start a favorite foods/least favorite foods thread?
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Best scent: There are lots of scents that I enjoy but I'll go with Amarige perfume from Givenchy

Worse Scent: Other than human bathroom "smells", I'd go with asphalt. This is because I had a traumatizing experience where they were re-asphalting the freeway offramp that is right outside my window after 9pm at night ... This project lasted until at least 4am and I was literally feeling sick to my stomach that a friend took me out to Denny's around 1am to get me away as I had no vehicle. To this day, I cannot stomach the smell of asphalt.

Best Texture in food: pudding ... I just love the feel of pudding in my mouth.
Best Texture: Acrylic fabric on a cold day. Hot steamy water on a cold night.

Worst texture: Emery file board ... cannot handle getting my nails filed for that reason.
Worst texture in food: I'm with PJ8 on this one ... Nothing worse than that itty bitty piece of aluminum foil stuck on the piece of food you are chewing on. I literally cringe when I read her post! It's THAT bad!
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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For worst I would have to go with vomit. I guess rotting carcass, or body, would be even worse....
Worst textures, I agree with fishbones, also gristle or fat from meat

Best smells, so many. Chocolate, good pine scent, vanilla body spray..
Best textures..velvet, silk, flower petals...
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:50 PM
 
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worst smell>>>> cockroaches<<<< hate those little stinkers>>> splat.!!!

best smell>>>>> bacon cooking at a camp out..

best texture>>> small gravel massaging your feet and hands at the bottom of a waterfall. pure heaven.

worst texture >>>>rubbing you hands down the back of a shark
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Worst smell: Melena Here you go, look it up.

Best smell: Orange/lemon blossoms, followed closely by the smell of my dog.

Worst texture: My bare soles rubbing on concrete.

Best texture: Crisp, clean, cool cotton sheets against my bare skin.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Worst smell = fermenting pickles (or sauerkraut) that have become contaminated and "gone bad". Ewwwwww.

Best smell = fresh rain, gardenias, clean dirt, sun dried sheets.

Worst texture = dishes that haven't been washed good and there's still a coating on them when you take them out of the cupboard. (Doesn't happen in my house but I've taken coffee cups out of someone's cupboard only to find them with a dried coating of something on them.)

Best texture - A baby's skin.
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