What’s that smell?

10/22/2009:

All over the place!

I’ve been up since 3am, and noticed a strange odor in the air. Not sure if it was organic smelling, nutty, or chemical. Light, but noticeably different.

Decided to tweet about it while walking the dog, and many area readers also noticed it – in Manhattan, even Staten Island.

Does anyone know what it is?

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20 Comments on "What’s that smell?"


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elephanta7
5 years 10 months ago

I live on 14th Street and had my windows open last night, the smell was awful, did you ever figure out what it was?!

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dflems
5 years 10 months ago

Probably Frutarom in North Bergen. They make a ton of artificial flavorings and scents out of god-knows-what. I know a few people who worked there, and they would always come back from work smelling like strawberries, or maple syrup, or chemicals.

related: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/06/nyregion/06smell.html

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5 years 10 months ago

Why have you been up since 3 am?

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5 years 10 months ago

I think one of the fragrance companies manufactures somewhere in Secaucus by the wetlands, maybe?

Or it could be natural – some sort of fungus, bacteria, or other organic reaction to either weather or some kind of thing – who knows.

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trueblue11
5 years 10 months ago

chem trails… usually you see them right before a predicted rain event(this friday and sat.) I would imagine to spread whatever is being sprayed, and I would assume the spraying goes on at night when you cant see the thick lines we’re to believe are aircraft con trails. water vapor dissipates, these this are unreal, they sometimes expand. crazy $hit but it make you wonder…

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5 years 10 months ago

JEFF BOSS WITNESSED THE NSA ARRANGE THE CHEMTRAILS OVER HOBOKEN!!!

In response to trueblue11 who said:
chem trails… usually you see them right before a predicted rain event(this friday and sat.) I would imagine to spread whatever is being sprayed, and I would assume the spraying goes on at night when you cant see the thick lines we’re to believe are aircraft con trails. water vapor dissipates, these this are unreal, they sometimes expand. crazy $hit but it make you wonder…