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We've seen those candles that smell like states--the perfect gift for transplants who are often homesick.

But what if we could just as easily hang up a map and scratch-n-sniff new places along with our sentimental ones?


u/Cjyogj asked:

There is a scratch and sniff map of the United States, what does your state smell like?

Here were some of those answers.

Mountain Air

Wilderness and marijuana - Colorado

DiaryofDC

Somewhere In The South

Bourbon and horse manure. So not bad, really.

mwatwe01

It Smells Everywhere

I'm from New Jersey and I don't want to play this game

Scoob1978

Lone Star

Texas: Whataburger and every single scent a cow can make.

jttheoneandonly

Another Oddly Big State

Overall I think New York probably smells like apples, but my end of the state smells like chicken wings.

BrightestHeart

Whomp Whomp

Green chilies and failure

Edit: only because I saw some bullshit about Colorado and California Chile you can kick rocks with that nonsense. Hatch valley green Chile is the only chile that matters.

gonzo4209

The Very Air Holds Us

Wisconsin: land of brat burps and beer farts. Come smell our dairy airs.

Pairaboxical

-Shivers-

Minnesota: Icicles on your nose hairs.

leclair63

Trees

Cedar, petrichor, and weed.

(Technically I live in Canada, but I'm pretty sure this all applies to Washington state too)

TestTubeRagdoll

There's More State Than Just There

It usually smells pretty good, but for some reason people keep scratching near Newark and Camden, and those parts of the map smell like poop, so everyone thinks it smells awful.

PMMeKaraokeRequests

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