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24 Smells That Everyone In The Midwest Will Know Too Well

Burnt ladybugs.

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1. The smell of ripe, juicy sweet corn in the summer, ready to for you to devour.

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2. The earthy smell of a freshly mowed lawn.

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Because most of us actually have lawns.

3. The bitter odor of bug spray AKA your summer perfume.

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Keep it away from your mouth at all costs.

4. And then, of course, the potent fragrance of anti-itch cream to save your life when the bug spray doesn't do its job.

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5. And the musty smell of calamine lotion when you ventured out into the woods and forgot to cover every inch of your body to protect against poison ivy.

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6. The earthy aroma of manure that will never leave your brain and also travels for MILES.

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Like, you can still smell it from five years ago.

7. The familiar whiff of sugary fried fair food every summer.

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FRIED BUTTER, ANYONE??

8. And, of course, the stench of the animal stalls at the fair.

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A mix of wood, hay, poop, and NOSTALGIA.

9. The sweet, syrupy fragrance of freshly made puppy chow, which makes your mouth water.

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Powdered sugar with a hint of peanut butter and definite saliva dripping.

10. The aroma of old corn stalks with a hint of leftover pumpkin, used to create a corn maze in the fall.

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11. The warm, hearty smell of a freshly baked hotdish for dinner.

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👅 👅

12. The potent smell of burnt ladybugs. They never learn to stay away from lamps.

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RIP.

13. The huge musty whiff you get on the road when you drive past one of these babies.

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Always remember to plug your noses.

14. The enticing cheesy and marinara perfume of a piping hot deep dish pizza.

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Omfg.

15. And the clean smell of the Styrofoam Polar Pop cup.

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The most refreshing sensation in the world.

16. The HEAVENLY, fresh smell of ranch dressing.

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Literally any kind will do, but we all have our favorites.

17. And the aroma of freshly picked Morel mushrooms frying in a pan.

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GET IN MY BELLY.

18. The milky essence of brand new, locally made cheese.

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Is this what Heaven smells like?

19. The earthy smell of pavement after a spring rain shower.

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It's honestly indescribable, but you all know what we're talking about.

20. The fragrance of a fresh, woodsy New Glarus at a cookout.

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Iconic.

21. The musty smell of corn hole bags, ready to be thrown.

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22. The fishy yet airy aroma of a summer day spent at the lake.

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23. The earthy essence of dandelions, ready to have their heads popped off.

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Sorry.

24. And, basically, the fragrance of it all when you drive around the Midwest with your windows down.

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There's nothing better.

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