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Smells that remind you of the Con

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Smells that remind you of the Con
« on: July 26, 2018, 09:03:20 AM »
I've done this post years ago, but I wanted to repost it for the newbies to get their opinions.

What smells remind you of DragonCon?  Scents always connect to memory, so there are always certain smells that make you think of certain things.

Like my husband, for example.  He started using Axe:  Phoenix body wash and shampoo right around Con a few years back.  He still uses that scent and every time I smell it I think of the Con and smile.  :)
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2018, 10:18:36 AM »
Recently my office building was renovated,  and that newly constructed smell remind me of fresh Con.  Think Wednesday. Probably due to all the renovations on the hotels in recent years.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2018, 10:32:03 AM by Confused Mortal »
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2018, 03:36:08 PM »
Apple Pie.

Cus reasons.
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2018, 04:21:06 PM »
The smell of pizza outside of the Shearton
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 07:13:33 PM »
That dank, musty, exhaust smell of underground parking garages because the only time i park underground is at the hilton. :)
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2018, 08:31:53 AM »
This may sound horrible but heat/garbage.
You know when you get stuck at a red light and have to wait, you get that wiff from the sewers...
ewwww but yet dragoncon.

That and the smell when you first walk into the lobby of the hotel, you have that -hotel- smell.  Love it.
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 09:03:18 AM »
Every time I'm around a fire pit....,

I think of the basement of the Hilton. 
(for some reason that place used to always smell like a wood fire... I actually got nervous one time I was down there while drunk, thought the building was on fire)
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 11:34:43 AM »
Every time I'm around a fire pit....,

I think of the basement of the Hilton. 
(for some reason that place used to always smell like a wood fire... I actually got nervous one time I was down there while drunk, thought the building was on fire)

It's cause of Trader Vics.

If your interested.. http://tradervics.com/news/bbq-perfected/
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 12:02:26 PM »
Sensorial ordors of those who have not freshened up.
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2018, 09:19:34 PM »
Sensorial ordors of those who have not freshened up.

Yup.

That and canvas.  Like brand new tarps or maybe a carpet mill.  Alot of the costumes seem to still have that "new cosplay" smell pretty strong about them.  At least early enough in the day, before the sweltering heat remedies it.
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2018, 02:08:21 PM »
Sadly, cigarettes :( I'm a relatively recent non-smoker, I had so many good years hanging out on the smokers deck behind the Hyatt! Now when I walk by a smoker on the street, my sense memory takes me so many places...

FYI - if you see me smoking at con, feel free to slap the dang thing out my hand!! I picked up the stupid habit again last year at the con and it took me forever to quit again!!

Also, cities in summer heat tend to trigger my con memories, something about hot polluted air...

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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2018, 03:12:05 PM »
Sadly, cigarettes :( I'm a relatively recent non-smoker, I had so many good years hanging out on the smokers deck behind the Hyatt! Now when I walk by a smoker on the street, my sense memory takes me so many places...

FYI - if you see me smoking at con, feel free to slap the dang thing out my hand!! I picked up the stupid habit again last year at the con and it took me forever to quit again!!

Also, cities in summer heat tend to trigger my con memories, something about hot polluted air...

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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2018, 09:43:29 AM »
I forgot one more thing.
I'm an armored 501st member. After walking the DCon parade for a
couple years, there's this smell "from a galaxy far, far away" that I can
not express into words. Some troopers spray different scents of Axe.
Mix that with sweat, natural body odors and other places in the crevices
of the body that can't be mentioned here. But it does remind me of the
years working in an automotive factory under 105 degree temperature.
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Re: Smells that remind you of the Con
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2018, 07:56:59 PM »
Being from Britain, where AC isn't the norm, the 'smell' of AC everywhere except outdoors.
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