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Old 05-28-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Today, while making a trip to a neighboring town, I noticed field after field of alfalfa being cut .

Since farms sometimes get a bad rap for offensive odors, the smell of freshly cut alfalfa early in the morning or late at night is one of my favorite aromas.
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Old 05-28-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Lead/Deadwood, SD
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I worked on my Uncle's farm in the summers as a 12-14 yr old. I had some good memories there. Coming across what to some are offensive odors is simply a trigger for some decent memories of mine that I would have otherwise forgot. Although I don't want the sweet smell of manure in my kitchen, I suspect most that complain of it after buying a home near a pig farm will still eat a little bacon on a Saturday morning.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Today, while making a trip to a neighboring town, I noticed field after field of alfalfa being cut .

Since farms sometimes get a bad rap for offensive odors, the smell of freshly cut alfalfa early in the morning or late at night is one of my favorite aromas.
Around my area a lot of the farms are orchards, and this time of year is the best. Apple, Cherry, Peach, Apricot etc... blossoms all on the breeze. Then in the Fall the smell of the ripe fruit waiting to be harvested is pretty nice as well.
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Old 05-28-2009, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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The smell of salt water on a foggy day. Mmmmm. (Except when it also includes the smell of bait..lol)

Clamflats..not so much.
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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The smell of coffee beans roasting is hard to beat!
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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The smell of coffee beans roasting is hard to beat!
Unless you live in Rockland, Maine, apparently. LOL! (I wouldn't mind it, though!)

Maine coffee roaster addresses odor issue - USATODAY.com
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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The smell of coffee beans roasting is hard to beat!
Could be chocolate smells - some small towns in PA have these, such as East Greenville, Lititz, Elizabethtown, and of course Hershey.
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Old 05-29-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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How about wild roses...so aromatic, but so delicate and sweet. They are blooming here now.
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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The smell of bread baking is the best IMO.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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The lilacs have just finished blooming here; their smell especially on a cool night is so intoxicating!

I like the smell of fresh-turned earth; damp and a little bit moldy/dusky smelling.

I like the smell of rain on the hot summer grasses; the fresh-washed smell of the ground and even the trees after a good hard soaking rain is wonderful.

In the winter, I like the smell of a snowstorm, crisp and biting, and the underlying scent of woodsmoke, musky and homey and comforting.

Of course, I really do like the smell of manure! It is like a promise of good things to come - either beef on the plate, or something growing rampantly!
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