Smells that make you feel ill

@sprite1950 (14498)
Corsham, England
March 2, 2018 1:27am CST
Most people love the smell of petrol but I detest it because it reminds me of being car sick when I was young. I got over it by the time I was 12 but I still can't bear to smell petrol. We used to go on long car journeys to get to our holiday locations as a family and I remember numerous times having to stop so I could be sick. It really was an unpleasant experience for me although I always enjoyed our holidays when we got there and tried not to think of the journey home. Is there any smell that turns your stomach and makes you feel ill?
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@marlina (76827)
• Canada
2 Mar
I hate the smell of petrol too.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
2 Mar
@marlina I think it's probably the memory rather than the smell itself but it still turns my stomach
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@marlina (76827)
• Canada
2 Mar
@sprite1950 Same here, I have always hated the smell of petrol.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
2 Mar
@marlina Did you get motion sickness as a child?
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@JESSY3236 (7113)
• United States
2 Mar
Some cleaning products that has a strong scent makes me sick. Also some strong perfumes make me sick too.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
2 Mar
@JESSY3236 Yes some strong perfumes give me a headache. My mum always used to put too much on and it would make me feel ill.
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@TheHorse (71234)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Apr
Ah, strong perfumes. Add that to my list.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
3 Apr
@TheHorse Strong perfumes can give me a headache.
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@nela13 (7744)
• Portugal
21 Jun
I also get sick with the petrol smell but I also hate vanilla perfum, it makes me dizzy.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Jun
I love vanilla smells! When I didn't have any perfume I would use vanilla essence! Oh dear, I would make you feel ill
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@nela13 (7744)
• Portugal
22 Jun
@sprite1950 If we ever met you can use a different one
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Jun
@nela13 Yes I would be sure to. I only did it a couple of times
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
2 Mar
I had the same problem and I still cannot stand the smell of petrol, it still turns my stomach.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
2 Mar
@LadyDuck yes it's strange how a memory of an unpleasant experience can be brought back by a smell.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
2 Mar
@sprite1950 Smells surely bring back memories. Some soap perfumes bring back memories of my grandmother home.
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@mydanods (6749)
• Nigeria
2 Mar
@sprite1950 I can concur to that.
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• Bournemouth, England
21 Jul
I hate the smell of milk that's really gone off. That seems to stay in my nostrils for hours.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Jul
Yes especially if it's been spilt somewhere and you don't know where. It just seems to get worse with time. I have known women who did revenge acts on their ex partners by spilling milk in their car. Imagine how bad that would be in an enclosed space, especially when it got hot
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• Bournemouth, England
22 Jul
@sprite1950 Almost up there with cutting up.suits!
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
23 Jul
@asfarasiknow Yes. The worst revenge act I ever carried out is putting all my ex partners clothes out in the pouring rain, He didn't have a dry thing to wear! We're actually very good friends now
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@Hannihar (40272)
20 Jun
@sprite1950 I had no problems traveling when I was young and traveling coast to coast in the United States but when I went on a day trip with a group the bus ride was hard and I felt sick and could hardly wait to get back to Jerusalem and get small fresh air.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Jun
Travelling when you feel ill is the the worst. I'm alright most of the time now but if I have to go on a long journey I will still feel unwell.
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@Hannihar (40272)
22 Jun
@sprite1950 It is funny I used to be able to travel but that one time I just did not feel good at all. It is very hard to travel when you do not feel good and cannot really stop to rest.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Jun
@Hannihar Yes it's a dreadful feeling. I have always been afraid of vomiting in public. It would be so embarrassing but luckily it hasn't happened to me yet.
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@kepweng (17850)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 Jun
my dream destination is ireland
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Jun
It's supposed to be very beautiful.
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@kepweng (17850)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
21 Jun
@sprite1950 and its VERY near in uk have u been thier??
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
22 Jun
@kepweng No I haven't but I would like to.
@rakski (21137)
• Philippines
21 Jul
I do not like the smell of paint.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Jul
It is a very strong smell and can give you a headache if you are around the fumes for too long.
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@rakski (21137)
• Philippines
21 Jul
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• India
21 Jun
Smell from shoes and socks.. Yuck
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
21 Jun
Yes cheesy feet can stink a whole house out!
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@TheHorse (71234)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Apr
I like the smell of petrol. Southern Comfort, squished dog or cat poop, and puke are my nemeses.
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@sprite1950 (14498)
• Corsham, England
3 Apr
Why Southern Comfort? Have you over indulged in the past?
@ridingbet (57900)
• Philippines
21 Jul
that is my idiosyncrasy. i like the smell of gasoline.