Smells that make you feel ill

@sprite1950 (12679)
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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@JESSY3236 (6224)
• 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 (12679)
• 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 (63544)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Apr
Ah, strong perfumes. Add that to my list.
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@sprite1950 (12679)
• Corsham, England
3 Apr
@TheHorse Strong perfumes can give me a headache.
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@marlina (72550)
• Canada
2 Mar
I hate the smell of petrol too.
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@sprite1950 (12679)
• 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 (72550)
• Canada
2 Mar
@sprite1950 Same here, I have always hated the smell of petrol.
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@sprite1950 (12679)
• Corsham, England
2 Mar
@marlina Did you get motion sickness as a child?
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• India
2 Mar
I actually like the smell of Petrol, diesel
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@sprite1950 (12679)
• Corsham, England
2 Mar
@thesupersingh Yes lots of people do but not me. I just reminds of those long journeys feeling ill.
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@TheHorse (63544)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Apr
They don't bother me either.
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@LadyDuck (151615)
• 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 (12679)
• 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 (151615)
• Switzerland
2 Mar
@sprite1950 Smells surely bring back memories. Some soap perfumes bring back memories of my grandmother home.
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@mydanods (6762)
• Nigeria
2 Mar
@sprite1950 I can concur to that.
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• India
11 Apr
I think its the smell of water blockages
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@sprite1950 (12679)
• Corsham, England
11 Apr
Yes that smells like roadkill
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• India
11 Apr
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@TheHorse (63544)
• 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 (12679)
• Corsham, England
3 Apr
Why Southern Comfort? Have you over indulged in the past?
@shynu44 (4770)
2 Mar
animal poo make me sick.
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@sprite1950 (12679)
• Corsham, England
2 Mar
@shynu44 I have two dogs so have to pick up after them every day! lol I also have 3 guinea pigs but their poo doesn't smell much.