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Smells of the '70's: The scent of Prog

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Topic: Smells of the '70's: The scent of Prog
Posted By: FusionKing
Subject: Smells of the '70's: The scent of Prog
Date Posted: July 11 2013 at 18:07
Ok. Multiple votes can be done on this one. What's your preference of these olfactory 1970's delights and why?
It could have been a favourite perfume, incense or some other nostalgic nasal moment, anything really. Smell with your inner hippy Ying Yang.
Just curious...


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Posted By: FusionKing
Date Posted: July 11 2013 at 18:11
I like the heavy, oriental night scents. So I picked patchouli, Tibetan musk, sandalwood, cannabis, black oud, aphrodesia and other for Ylang Ylang.

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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 11 2013 at 18:34
No option for Eau de "Stale beer and an old ashtray" Shocked
 
I think we still have most of these as joss sticks packed away in the attic, including one marked "Opium", but to my ill-educated nostrils they all pong the same to me.
 
I managed to misread Tibetan Musk as Tibetan Monk even though the word musk appeared several times before in the options list. I only really remember Patchouli from teh 70s - that stuff was everywhere (concealing to appeal) - which reminds me of the old joke - Hippies never die, they only smell that way.
 
 


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Posted By: FusionKing
Date Posted: July 11 2013 at 19:13
Originally posted by Dean

No option for Eau de "Stale beer and an old ashtray" Shocked
 
I think we still have most of these as joss sticks packed away in the attic, including one marked "Opium", but to my ill-educated nostrils they all pong the same to me.
 
I managed to misread Tibetan Musk as Tibetan Monk even though the word musk appeared several times before in the options list. I only really remember Patchouli from teh 70s - that stuff was everywhere (concealing to appeal) - which reminds me of the old joke - Hippies never die, they only smell that way.
 
 
Oh yeah, I forgot Opium. It's an exellent scent, as incense or perfume. I have an oil called Opius also which appears to be an opium/ orange crossover. Nice stuff.

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 01:54
Preference? Or what it really smelled like? The whole world smelled of cigarettes. And since I was a kid then, a faint waft of Play-Doh.

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Posted By: Atavachron
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 02:51
Originally posted by Dean

No option for Eau de "Stale beer and an old ashtray" Shocked

Ah the staggering mutant funk of day-old beer, smoke, sweat, vomit and incense.




Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 04:33
Matured red Burgundy wine. The most pleasant smell that ever penetrated by nostrils was a 1959 (the year of my birth) Gevrey-Chambertin.

No musk or patchouli for me. I dislike both of these.

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Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 15:25
a blend of all these smells, plus some others added, like asa foetida. reminds me of my days as a kid with my hippie parents. they did have all these scents going at once. incense sticks were burning everywhere in our home all the time


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Posted By: Padraic
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 15:28
I spent the 70s in diapers, so the smell can't have been too pleasant.

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Posted By: BaldJean
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 15:33
well, I was born Dec 68, but my parents continued like that until the mid 70s. then they finally grew up and changed their ways. they were only 18 when I was born


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Posted By: stegor
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 22:02
Those pine tree car air fresheners. They will always remind me of my friend's '67 Chevelle. And on 8 track was Aqualung, Journey to the center of the earth, Minstrel in the Gallery, Billion Dollar Babies, ChangesOneBowie, Songs From the Wood, and occasionally Neil Diamond and Gordon Lightfoot for some reason.


Posted By: stegor
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 22:10
Originally posted by Padraic

I spent the 70s in diapers, so the smell can't have been too pleasant.

A decade in diapers... What a drag.


Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 12 2013 at 22:36
Originally posted by stegor

Originally posted by Padraic

I spent the 70s in diapers, so the smell can't have been too pleasant.

A decade in diapers... What a drag.
LOL


Posted By: AEProgman
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 20:07
Ahhh, the 70s.  Two smells that became the love of my life.  Patchouli oil that my then girlfriend used,  just a dab behind each ear and I became a drooling idiot.  The other was cannabis, nothing else need be said.
 
I had to let the one that I loved most go.....I am still married to the other.
 
I got her this a few months ago.  It is loaded with patchouli.....
 
 


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 20:15
Other: fresh night breeze.

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Posted By: Tom Ozric
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 20:42
Originally posted by AEProgman

Ahhh, the 70s.  Two smells that became the love of my life.  Patchouli oil that my then girlfriend used,  just a dab behind each ear and I became a drooling idiot.  The other was cannabis, nothing else need be said.
 
I had to let the one that I loved most go.....I am still married to the other.
 
I got her this a few months ago.  It is loaded with patchouli.....
 
 
You crack me up


Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 21:07
Originally posted by FusionKing

Originally posted by Dean

No option for Eau de "Stale beer and an old ashtray" Shocked
 
I think we still have most of these as joss sticks packed away in the attic, including one marked "Opium", but to my ill-educated nostrils they all pong the same to me.
 
I managed to misread Tibetan Musk as Tibetan Monk even though the word musk appeared several times before in the options list. I only really remember Patchouli from teh 70s - that stuff was everywhere (concealing to appeal) - which reminds me of the old joke - Hippies never die, they only smell that way.
 
 
Oh yeah, I forgot Opium. It's an exellent scent, as incense or perfume. I have an oil called Opius also which appears to be an opium/ orange crossover. Nice stuff.
Eww - To me oranges smell like puke (more specifically it's the peel that's the worse offender) - I'll not permit anyone to peel and/or eat an orange in my office at work, if they must then they can go outside to do it (if I have to go outside to smoke because they don't like the smell, then I'm not being unreasonable in expecting the same courtesy for a smell that I find offensive). There was a norange scented perfume in the 70s that ensured that many teenage girls smelled of puke to my nose:
(Maybe it was girls steeped in Aqua Manda and Lambrusco wine at college discos that triggered the puke connection).
 
 
We have a mock orange bush in the garden at home that also smells unpleasantly like puke, but since that grows next to the septic tank I allow it to live. Oddly, the smell of cannabis sets me off on a sneezing fit, yet the incense of the same name does not.
 
Have you noticed that Goths smell like Hippies? Apart from the faint aroma of clove cigarettes (though few seem to smoke them now) and the unmistakable wiff of velvet apparel soaked in Snakebite & Black, I've even noticed many of them appear to be drawn towards patchouli.
 


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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 22:18
Goths mostly smell like sweaty pleather and cigarettes around here

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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: July 13 2013 at 22:39
If I recall correctly, it was the pungent odor of cannabis overlaid with a hint of sandalwood. Unless of course you carelessly spilled the bong water and it soaked into the carpet. Then it smelled like something else altogether.

Ummm...what were we talking about again?


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Posted By: akamaisondufromage
Date Posted: July 17 2013 at 02:26
Eau de unwashed jeans and wet afghan.  The unwashed jeans were mine and the afghan coat was my friends.
 
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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: July 17 2013 at 02:34
Originally posted by akamaisondufromage

Eau de unwashed jeans and wet afghan.  The unwashed jeans were mine and the afghan coat was my friends.
 
http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=os3h0nyExoT4HM&tbnid=IyR2O-eyIWCSzM:&ved=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.claudiacruttwell.com%2F%3Fpaged%3D2&ei=-EbmUazfAoy10QWuhoGgBw&psig=AFQjCNGuSIAgcqBklior9AnflSfobScFDA&ust=1374132344073602" rel="nofollow">
Could have just called it The Russian Santa (Ded Moroz) smell.

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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: July 17 2013 at 03:10
Hard days back then, so i guess i have to say ; PUKE 

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Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: July 18 2013 at 00:47
From my 1st Yes concert in '76 to my last Genesis show in '79 every prog concert I went to smelled like a bloody hemp convention.  And if you were unfortunate enough to be in the 3rd deck at the Oakland Arena you had to pierce through a foggy haze to see the stage.  The last 70's concert I attended was The Who and some moron spilled beer all over me.  I have plenty of "fond" memories of loading my concert clothes in the wash the next morning with my ears still ringing LOL  

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