I love smelling orange peels

@RonElFran (1139)
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
January 17, 2016 8:26pm CST
I had a couple of Clementine oranges for dessert this evening. I enjoyed them very much. But my enjoyment didn’t end when I had eaten them. That’s because I didn’t just throw the orange peels away. I began to squeeze them. For me the smell that comes when an orange peel is squeezed is heavenly. It smells so fresh and clean; and of course, citrusy. I love it! Then, of course, once you have squeezed the peel, that smell stays on your hand for a while. And there’s no mess or greasiness. Just that clean, fresh smell to make you think of warm days on a tropic beach with a cold citrus drink by your side. Orange peels are great!
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jan 16
I understand you can polish your furniture with them,then you would have that lingering aroma longer.
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@RonElFran (1139)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
18 Jan 16
I never heard that, but it sounds like a great idea
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@just4him (127250)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jan 16
@RonElFran I saw it in a post - whether here or Bubblews I can't remember - however there are a lot of uses for fresh orange peel.
@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
18 Jan 16
I love the smell of oranges and orange peel but I am allergic to oranges so have not eaten any for over 30 years.
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@RonElFran (1139)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
18 Jan 16
What a trial it must be to love the smell, but not be able to eat the fruit!
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
18 Jan 16
@RonElFran After so many years I have reconciled myself to the situation.
@Elizaby (3989)
• Pensacola, Florida
18 Jan 16
I like to smell orange peels too and sometimes will simmer then in a pot to bring out the aroma to freshen the room
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@RonElFran (1139)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
18 Jan 16
Another great idea!
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@sharon6345 (138801)
• United States
18 Jan 16
My mom would hang them in the kitchen by the open window. it was there all the time and they do smell nice.
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@RonElFran (1139)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
18 Jan 16
I would think you'd have to have quite a few for the smell to be noticeable in the kitchen. Still, sounds like a great idea.
@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
I've never thought of doing that, though I do like the smell of oranges.
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@RonElFran (1139)
• Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
18 Jan 16
Try it sometime!
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• United States
22 Jan 16
I like the fresh scent of oranges too!
@allknowing (69510)
• India
18 Jan 16
I like the smell of orange peels. In fact oranges are my favourite but my throat gets affected sometimes as it did a few days ago.
@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 16
Most citrus smells are very pleasant I think. For some reason your post made me think of the instrumental 'Orange Blossom Special'. Do you remember that piece?