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1. Posted by peppamintG (Inactive 11 posts) 12y

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What is so good about the smell of petrol?

2. Posted by Mimi84 (Full Member 71 posts) 12y

Dear PeppamintG

I would have to say there is a certain perfume from petrol that is quite inviting, but I can't say why it smells that way.

Lots of love TIKI!

3. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Don't know, but if it helps, it doesn't taste as good as it smells

4. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 12y

Gelli, you've actually tasted it

I don't know about the smell too. I have this strange feeling (whenever I fill up the tank) which I cannot explain. I'm somewhat divided on whether to stay there and enjoy the petrol smell, or move my face away from it to get some fresh air. In the end, I moved my face back and forth!


5. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

lol Hein, you're surprised Gelli's tasted it? For some reason...I'm not.... ;)

I actually enjoy the smell of markers more. Especially those ones that were made to smell like fruit when we were kids.....hmmmm fruity goodness while drawing stick figures....

Katie ;)

6. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 12y

Katie, I'm surprised because it just never crosses my mind that one would actually taste it.

So, Gelli, what's the taste of petrol? Sweet, sour, or salty?

I never really liked all these smells since when I was a kid. When I was small right until a couple of years ago, I've had a very sensitive nose. I would get a runny nose if I stayed long at an area full of bad/chemical smell or dusts. And my runny nose was running so long that it could run a full marathon, non-stop! And this happened few times a day! Plus, my nose can actually detect cigarette smoke from some 10 metres away, before anybody near me could actually realise somebody is smoking.

For the past one year or so, my nose has turned for the better. I have to thank this to a traditional medication. My nose is not that sensitve to chemical smell and dusts anymore. But it would still react/run if the condition is really bad. Thankfully, it would never run a full marathon anymore. Probably just a 400m dash or a walkathon, once or twice a week.


7. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Hien, um, it's hard to describe (and i haven't tasted it for a little while), but it's sort of a hot/sour taste with a hint of cinamon (ok, i'm lying there). That doesn't describe it well, but best i can manage.

Katie - I'm disapointed about the image you seem to have of me. what are you trying to imply???
Btw, hows job hunting going?

8. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

For TP from Malaysians, I got the news that the petrol will 'fly' higher again this year! Take note!


9. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

For TP from Malaysians, I got the news that the petrol will 'fly' higher again this year! Take note!


Well, I'm not surprised at all. I think they want the price to be world standard too, like what they've done for many other things. Anyway, I don't worry much as I don't have a car!

10. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Got the news that petrol is jumping to USD58.++...wowo...i think would have to trade my car off later