Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Olfactory Hate List

Little Dove's post somehow got me to post a list of things that I totally HATE to smell.
  1. Rotiboy
  2. Lovely Lace
  3. J. Co Donuts
  4. Bread Talk
  5. St. Cinnamon / Cinnabon

You'll notice that 80% of the list is bakeries. I just can't stand the 'stench'. It's not that I don't like the smell of fresh pastries and bread, but the 'aroma' from these places is too concentrated. Makes me wanna hurl. As for cinnamon, there's just something I don't like about it. The reason why I hate Rotiboy? The same reason why people like it. And frying doughnut batter in lard? So greasy! Lovely Lace has a special place among my tahi hidung. The powdery fragrance that emanates from their shop (it travels one floor up and one floor down) can really cause me to suffocate and end up with a sneezing fit! There you have it.

18 comments:

Zemien said...

I equally hate Lovely Lace. But I love the smell of cinnamon!

One of my most hated smell (but unavoidable) is latex...

Gratitude said...

Totally agree with you. Too much of it turns them into despised gunky smells. Somehow, I cannot stand rotiboy, probably coz my staff went gaga over it over a long period of time. Every afternoon, I cringed at the thought of its strong presence at the workplace.
+Ant+

said...

haha, i agree on lovely lace...
sometime i will pengsan when pass thru there...

Little Dove said...

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Haha. Bring a face mask when you go shopping next time. ;p

Janvier said...

Keep a tube of Vicks Inhaler handy? ;p

We can't abide the smell from Famous Amos' oven much. But love the cookies!

Ed said...

totally agree!

i'd prefer to smell david beckham's underwear than smelling those bakeries stench! :P

Jaded Jeremy said...

How about Famous Amos?

William said...

@Zemien:
I'll get you a box of Latex gloves for your birthday. :P

@Grat:
In the office! The smell must be in the carpets and air-conditioning already.

@L2:
So "chuk" right?

@LittleD:
I need breathing apparatus. :P

@Jan:
Ages since I used such things. Famous Amos Chocolate Pecan!

@Ed:
You have a sample? :P

William said...

@JJ:
Famous Amos I can take.

Bravebear said...

hmm... These smell is what keeping me alive. My super unsensitive nose in the cold shopping mall can only be turned on by them. LOL!

nicky05 said...

huhhhh...you hate rotiboy and J.co Donuts... this two are my favorite lo...hehe..XD

William said...

@BBear:
Turned on?! :P

@Nicky:
Eeeeeeeee.....

Evann said...

Lovely Lace gives me headache. But that's only when I can my olfactory senses are working, which is not very often. Nasal congestion has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

jase said...

but kor.. there is where all the lovely dugongs come from.. XP

William said...

@Evann:
Even when my nose is blocked, the smell of Lovely Lace permeates through the mucous!

@Jase:
Evil! :P

famil said...

I cant stand the smell of the century eggs being boiled.. and maggie mee being cooked...

thats why i avoid going to midvalley's LG restaurants..

pikey said...

hmmm.. some cinnamon powder on my oatmeal will be nice... that reminded me to buy cinnamon in my grocery shopping next time.

Derek said...

Didn't know you don't like all these smells. So it's more of the concentration than the smell itself?