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skeptic
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I can not stand the smell of cucumber. I can smell it from several feet away, and if there is enough of it I have to move away before it makes me sick.
But several times I have been told that most people can not smell cucumber, and if you can it is a genetic thing.
Anyone else been told this.

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Hmmm, this one's new to me. I doubt it's true thought. I love the smell of cucumber. Everyone I know, weither they like it, or hate it, can smell cucumber.

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Uhm, cucumber has a smell?

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My favorite perfume is Cucumber actually. I'm wearing it right now.

Cucumber is one of my favorite smells.
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Well I can sure smell it. I don't mind the smell, but I hate when you put leftover cucumber in the fridge and it makes everything takes like cucumber. Blah!

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I can smell cucumber ... I consider it sort of a neutral smell. I don't mind the smell, but it's not on my list of top things I'd like to smell (like chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pie, etc.).

ETA: I actually never even thought about people disliking the smell.

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In addition to cucumber perfume, I think there are also hand lotions that are cucumber-scented.
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I totally love the smell of cucumbers, especially when they are fresh out of my garden. Oh how I miss summer already!

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Cucumber is a very overpowering scent to me and I don't care for it. There's a number of hand lotions, creams, and facial masks that are scented with it. So that leads me to believe that most people can indeed smell it. Whether you like the smell or not is a different story.

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quote:
Originally posted by going slightly mad:
Uhm, cucumber has a smell?

When some people use them certain ways they can have a smell.

the"wanna see some pictures [Eek!] "Bobo

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On one of those forensics shows, they mentioned that not everyone can smell cyanide. It would make sense that not everyone can smell other things.

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Cyanide derivatives are the nicest-smelling things that I've ever smelled. Almond-scented products can be substitutes.

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I like the smell of cucumbers. I think that the cucumber smell inhances other smells. I have cucumber mellon body wash and I just love the way it smells. I can also smell avacado when it is used in beauty products. My friend had lotion and I tought it just reaked of avacado, but she couldn't smell anything. Sure enough when she read the ingrediants it was in there.

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So does cucumber melon scents just smell like melon? Because it's the combination that makes the scent.

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