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04/17/16 1:57 pm

I do a lot of home improvement and stuff like that and I'm around has a lot and I know this is weird, but it's one of my favorite smells. I definitely see why people aren't fans though

XxCassandraxX Malaysia
04/17/16 1:21 pm

The survey result is surprising. I never thought there would be a 50-50 percent chance of people liking and not liking the smell of fuel. I thought people tend to repulse the smell of gasoline naturally. I wouldn't have thought that there would be just as many people who repulse would love the smell of gasoline.

04/09/16 8:29 pm

I like the smell of gasoline on nipples. 😱. Just kidding. But when I was younger I loved the smell of exhaust fumes, especially from buses. Weird I know.

iancurtis Oregon
04/08/16 9:58 pm

What the fuck. Who likes the smell of gas?

BostonsRule Greensboro, NC
04/06/16 9:14 pm

My first job in high school was pumping gas. There is something about the smell on my hand that I like. Sounds strange but I like it.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
04/06/16 7:45 pm

If you smell it, something is leaking or there is incomplete combustion

04/06/16 3:57 pm

My old daycare was across the street from a gas station, so the smell is nostalgic

CMD1973 Oxford iowa
04/06/16 11:59 am

If I smell gas I always light a match to see.....Boom.

chile safer than congress
04/05/16 8:35 pm

I miss the smell of leaded gasoline. That was some potent stuff!

thrasher2 Arizona
04/05/16 9:00 pm

You can still buy leaded gas. That's all I use in all of our off road vehicles

04/05/16 5:30 pm

I like the smell of gasoline however it can kill

cairo2 UVM
04/05/16 3:42 pm

Mmm...polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons...carcinogenic, mutagenic, and teratogenic. In other words, they cause cancer, damage your DNA, and cause developmental disorders. They also happen to be the source of the odor of gas.

chile safer than congress
04/05/16 8:34 pm

A wizard with words. You make it sound so delicious.

cairo2 UVM
04/05/16 3:44 pm

Well, even the odor of gas is harmful to your health, for starters. Cancer, DNA damage, developmental disorders...PAHs are nasty chemicals.

badattitude no place like home
04/05/16 8:19 pm

Do you like Avgas? 145 octane purple is my favorite.

thrasher2 Arizona
04/05/16 8:38 pm

I have never heard of avgas. Everything I use is VP 110 leaded or torco gas

badattitude no place like home
04/05/16 8:57 pm

Oh. Sorry. From the airport. For piston powered aircraft. They have 100 LL typically. During race season when the old warbirds come out. They have 145 octane. Fully leaded.

thrasher2 Arizona
04/05/16 9:00 pm

Nice! I haven't smelled race gas I don't like. I even like nitro methane even though it burns my eyes really bad lol

badattitude no place like home
04/05/16 9:05 pm

Lol. We use nitromethane/alcohol/oil mixture for our 2 stroke remotely controlled airplanes. It's really a sweet smell.

FancyNapalm Psychosis Circle
04/05/16 11:25 am

When I was little, I loved it!! (This explains a lot😲!)

Survivalistien I am Green and Retired
04/05/16 10:38 am

I don't mind it but it's something I look forward to when I motor cross

kywrite augusta, ga
04/05/16 10:29 am

I love it, but my youngest daughter hates it.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
04/05/16 7:04 am

Mmmmm I love the smell of 100 octane low lead aviation gasoline.

kman101256 Princeton, WV
04/05/16 6:57 am

I am a self-described "motorhead", who lives, and breathes motor sports.

professorwho Madness and Genius
04/05/16 5:32 am

A little. Soothing yet volatile.

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
04/05/16 4:45 am

So, it's Not weird!?!
Hi, my name is JamJay and I enjoy the smell of gasoline.....

Brandon1995 San Francisco
04/05/16 4:20 am

Wow. I do like the smell..and I thought I was the only one.

rangeman Lafayette IN.
04/05/16 3:46 am

Mmm... Hydrocarbons.

bartman71 USW
04/04/16 10:35 pm

It makes me feel funny, kinda like when I used to climb the ropes in gym class.

TheMobius Siberian Gulag
04/04/16 10:30 pm

Yes, but not diesel

statgat Hello World
04/04/16 10:13 pm

Yes. I remember an old grater parked in my grandpa's pasture. As kids, my brother and I liked to open the gas tank and smell the gas. We loved it.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/04/16 9:50 pm

No. It's intentionally unpleasant.

dfish at home
04/05/16 1:04 am

What do you mean intentionally unpleasant?

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/05/16 3:09 pm

They don't want anyone trying to drink the stuff. This is also the reason that rubbing alcohol smells nasty. In a similar vein, an odorant is added to natural gas so that leaks can be more easily detected.

cairo2 UVM
04/05/16 3:47 pm

Hydrogen sulfide, to be specific.

But natural gas is not gasoline. Having said that, the PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, like benzene) in gasoline are far worse than simply a "bad odor." Hydrogen sulfide smells bad, but it won't harm your health the way PAHs do.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/05/16 7:28 pm

It's my understanding (from living in the middle of the Permian Basin oilfield for 30+ years) that H2S turns to H2SO4 in the lungs and melts them from the inside, killing rapidly. Every drilling site has H2S alarms to warn workers if the drill hits a pocket of it. It has a natural sulfuric rotten-egg smell, and it is never used as fuel.
I don't at all dispute your statements about gasoline, and I respect your knowledge of chemistry, but I think you my have confused H2S with the "natural gas" that is used as fuel, which indeed gets PAHs added. :o)

cairo2 UVM
04/05/16 8:40 pm

Well, natural gas is itself odorless; H2S is the odorant. But yes, if there is enough constant exposure or high enough concentrations, such at that from working in an oilfield, that is possible. Non-industry employees likely don't have the exposure to it that they do to gasoline odors, though.

chile safer than congress
04/05/16 8:40 pm

Mr. Academic was striving for Propane, nonane, methane, pentane, all are closer versions what was meant. You're right about H2S being deadly. Less than 1% conc. can kill

dfish at home
04/05/16 11:26 pm

I knew they added a smell to natural gas but didn't know it about gasoline. So you're tellin me that the smell of gasoline, the smell that half the people here like, is added and is supposed to smell bad???? I'm not sold

cairo2 UVM
04/05/16 11:33 pm

@ chile Yes, that is true. One hopes that you notice the odor before you even get that high in concentration, though.

cairo2 UVM
04/05/16 11:39 pm

@ dfish No. The PAHs that are the source of the odor of gasoline are endemic to the refined product. They are not added as an odorant in the same fashion as hydrogen sulfide is to natural gas.

04/04/16 9:48 pm

I can't stand the smell.

04/04/16 9:09 pm

I drive a gas truck so I'm basically immune to it.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
04/04/16 9:08 pm

I used to hate it, now I kind of like it. I actually really like it in the context of boats rather than cars. I don't know why since it's essentially the same stuff, but I've always enjoyed the smell of gasoline on my uncle's boat.

Teakeh A Happy Nihilist
04/04/16 8:55 pm

Can someone explain the reason why I like the smell of gasoline? Like on a scientific basis. In general, aren't toxic things suppose to repel us? It just seems a bit weird lol

cyanospool The Deep North
04/05/16 1:10 am

Toxic things only repel us if our ancestors encountered them or alike chemicals with similar scents and the trait for being averse to it was necessary for their survival and passed down to us. I doubt cavemen frequented gas stations, so not in this case. Closest I've heard to a scientific explanation is people associate it with fond childhood memories involving cars, but idk.

Teakeh A Happy Nihilist
04/05/16 1:53 am

That makes good enough sense to me lol

kywrite augusta, ga
04/05/16 10:30 am

Hm, then I wonder if Native Americans are more likely to enjoy the odor?

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
04/04/16 8:44 pm

I'm also fond of the smell of prop wash when you're behind a C-130 with its ramp down and all 4 engines screaming during engine running onloads/offloads

Spiritof76 USA 1776
04/04/16 8:39 pm

Yep, kinda. Although I don't like it enough to do the Tommy Boy rendition of Maniac around a gas pump.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
04/04/16 8:37 pm

I like the smell of napalm. In the morning.

extrakrizzle Pittsburgh
04/04/16 9:32 pm

Charlie don't surf!

gonzoboy Northern AZ
04/04/16 8:16 pm

Wow, this is weird! I actually do kinda like that first smell o' gas, just after I've stuck the nozzle in, and pulled the handle! I don't know why, I only know I do. Now, after the first couple whiffs have wafted up, then I'm good. Too much of a good thing, don'tcha know...😜

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
04/04/16 8:42 pm

gonzo that sounds so sexual when you describe it

gonzoboy Northern AZ
04/04/16 9:09 pm

It's the most fun I ever have, without laughing!

(Hi Stiletto!)

04/04/16 8:13 pm

Avgas and racing fuel, yes

rambo088 kansas
04/04/16 8:05 pm

Hoppes #9 turns me on sexually

badattitude no place like home
04/04/16 7:54 pm

Yes. But I really love the smell of Avgas. It's amazing.

EarlyBird Portland
04/04/16 7:38 pm

Jet fuel and gasoline smell so good!

04/04/16 10:51 pm

Jet fuel can't smell steel beams

whitepuppy Happy Birthday
04/04/16 9:39 pm

Just post interesting comments and polls and the followers will come...

Zod Above Pugetropolis
04/04/16 7:33 pm

Not at all. Especially once the cheap kind with alcohol in it gets old and starts to smell a little like varnish. Avgas (100LL) smells pretty good for a few minutes, but then it starts to smell kind of sweet and gets to be too much of a good thing.

elcondor Rural Southern Indiana
04/04/16 7:17 pm

Burnt jet fuel, YES!!!!!!