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Mrs Pingu

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What's that smell?
« on: 22 October, 2023, 05:37:30 pm »
In our back garden I keep getting whiffs of a slightly sweet but funky smell. I don't think it's fox as I reckon the garden is too well fenced off for them to get in, I can't remember what fox funk smells like either.
Any other suggestions? There are plenty of herbs in the garden but I don't think it's any of them.
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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #1 on: 22 October, 2023, 05:42:49 pm »
Privet or ivy flowers?  Pretty strong here, just now.

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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #2 on: 22 October, 2023, 05:53:46 pm »
Neighbour smoking weed?  ;)
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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #3 on: 22 October, 2023, 06:10:36 pm »
No privet or ivy in my garden, and I don't think there is in my neighbour's either. Defo not weed, more pleasant than that.
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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #4 on: 22 October, 2023, 06:47:24 pm »
Penguin wee?
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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #5 on: 22 October, 2023, 06:53:33 pm »
Body under the patio?
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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #6 on: 23 October, 2023, 12:42:33 am »
The internet should have more 'What's that smell?' threads.  They're probably doomed from the outset, but fun is pretty much guaranteed.

Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #7 on: 23 October, 2023, 08:34:58 am »
Our viburnums,which usually flower around Christmas, are already  in flower - sweet smell like camay soap.
I suspect the winter box  (Sarcococca) which also has a sweet smell will be early as well.
Not to be confused with box as used in hedging, which smells of tom cat pee!

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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #8 on: 23 October, 2023, 01:28:09 pm »
That reminds me – yew berries smell, to me, like dog shit. Or perhaps not like dog shit, but the smell of yew berries reminds me of the smell of dog shit.
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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #9 on: 23 October, 2023, 01:35:48 pm »
Any farmers moving silage? That can have a sweetish, herby smell.

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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #10 on: 23 October, 2023, 01:45:35 pm »
In Swindon, it would be dope.  It's all-pervading.
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Re: What's that smell?
« Reply #11 on: 23 October, 2023, 01:50:29 pm »
Perhaps I can assist with identifying the underlying substance?



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