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Old May 27th, 2004, 02:54 PM
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Years ago, on my first spring trip to south Florida, as we would be driving, I used to get a whiff of this unusual aroma...I would say to everyone"did you smell that" It became a running joke, because hardly anyone ever did...:It was from some kind of a tree, or bush..So every time we go, I start sniffing for it..SOO, I was reading a book toady, that is set in Miami, and they mentioned Brazilian pepper shrubs, I almost yelled Eureka..
So Floridians..do you think this is it, or is there something else it might be ? It did have sort of an unusual spicy aroma

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Old May 27th, 2004, 03:10 PM
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Swamp Gas..<G>

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Maybe it was Jasmine? We've also just been through gardenia time......depending on the time of year it could've been orange blossoms......
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Old May 27th, 2004, 04:04 PM
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Well down here in S. Florida we have the Maleluca trees, and when they are in bloom they smell like french fries to us. Brazillian Peppers trees really don't have an odor, but are taking over our native vegetation areas. They get berries on them during the winter months that turn red. Hope this is your answer.

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Old May 27th, 2004, 04:05 PM
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Can't say that I've ever smelled something spicy in the air... the only aroma that I've found to be unique to Florida has been orange blossoms. Talk about divine!

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Nope..its not a divine aroma..just interesting....

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Old May 27th, 2004, 04:23 PM
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Florida has a lot of wonderful aromas. The one a lot of people talk about though is the water used for the irrigation and lawn sprinklers. PEEEEYEEEEW!
I know that doesn't help you at all, just thought I'd add that info. :-)

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Ah, grey water... blech!

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I remember my first trip to Florida in my late teens. I fell in love with the scent of Orange Blossoms and came home with an orange blossom soap that I kept in my drawer for years! Maybe that's it?

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Trip it's tthe aroma left behind by the infamous but not very elusive snowbird . I am not trying to offend anyone.
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Not nice Franky
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I think ,it may be the smell of someone, trying to make a "good" bagel, down here. It hasn't happened yet, but they try.

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