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Spunky Trees?

Postby bails1310 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 21:15 pm

When I was younger, there was a very vertain smell during certain times of the year which was........the above and for some reason around flora [although never found out which ones]. IMO, this then dissappeared for quite some time.........a bit like white dog doo-doo in the street, until recently.

Am In the only that has noticed this and it's return? Even the wife [who is more of an expert than me] confirms the current whiff although she cannot recall it back in the day. This I am pleased about as she is younger than me...............
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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby Scrumple » Wed Aug 01, 2012 21:28 pm

Chestnut trees - have the same chemical as semen when they flower.

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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby dw300 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 21:30 pm

LOL .. strong Username to Thread Title ratio!

But yes, I've always thought I was the only one who noticed this!
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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby team47b » Thu Aug 02, 2012 07:26 am

the smell is probably Phallus impudicus, so you are close in your description :D

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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby appletrees » Thu Aug 02, 2012 08:10 am

Also noticed a recurrence of this smell over the last couple of weeks and also glad to hear it's not just me that can smell it!

Wife and I first spotted it on holiday in Turkey about 7 or 8 years ago and by the end of the two weeks we had sort of convinced ourselves that the building nearest to the smell was a knocking shop! Although it was clearly a plant of some description...

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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Thu Aug 02, 2012 08:47 am

Are you sure you're not just frequenting popular dogging sites. :D
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Postby Ginjafro » Thu Aug 02, 2012 09:34 am

I remember the same smell emitting from "Beef" flavoured crisps. :oops:
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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby El Zomba » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:02 am

Linden trees. Mitchell and Webb did a sketch on it. If memory serves me right, Ivy in bloom can smell a bit like a stiff stain too.

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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby dw300 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 15:38 pm

El Zomba wrote:Linden trees. Mitchell and Webb did a sketch on it. If memory serves me right, Ivy in bloom can smell a bit like a stiff stain too.


Brilliant! And educational too.
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Postby Gizmo_ » Fri Aug 03, 2012 15:54 pm

You know, I always thought I was going mad.

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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby dw300 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 13:20 pm

So eh, has anyone else smelled what I presume is manure spread on fields, that's like an extremely sweet smell, almost pleasant?
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Postby Capt Slog » Mon Aug 06, 2012 09:03 am

In the days when I used to work as a chemistry lab technician, we used to have a chemical on the shelves which I think was called "spermidine" as a 'trivial' name. (Someone will put me right I'm sure.)

This smelt like sounds if you just got a faint whiff, in larger concentrations it literally made you retch.

The lecturer in organic chemistry used to delight in passing it around a room full of students and seeing who recognized the smell. :roll:

The favourite reaction was a young lady.."oh yes, I know that smell,..... [sniff] now what is it?, ....{sniff} it's on the tip of my tongue". :lol:
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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby jawooga » Mon Aug 06, 2012 19:12 pm

bails1310 wrote:Even the wife [who is more of an expert than me] confirms the current whiff

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Re: Spunky Trees?

Postby Bunneh » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:44 am

Can I use the 'morning wood' joke yet?


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