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21 Smells That Define Summer In Australia

Forever eating Christmas ham in the middle of January.

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1. The smell of your local pool on a sweltering day.

What it reminds you of: Chlorine with slight undertones of piss.
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What it reminds you of: Chlorine with slight undertones of piss.

2. The smell of a water balloon fight.

What it reminds you of: Picking up pieces of plastic scattered all over the yard for the rest of the day.
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What it reminds you of: Picking up pieces of plastic scattered all over the yard for the rest of the day.

3. The smell of sunscreen being lathered on a 40 degree day.

What it reminds you of: The inevitable sweat through your new second layer of skin.
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What it reminds you of: The inevitable sweat through your new second layer of skin.

4. The smell of aloe vera slathered on your skin because the sunscreen didn't work.

What it reminds you of: A wasted $20.
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What it reminds you of: A wasted $20.

5. The smell of saltwater entering your sinuses.

What it reminds you of: Instant regret and sadness.
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What it reminds you of: Instant regret and sadness.

6. The smell of fish and chips by the beach.

What it reminds you of: Fucking seagulls.
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What it reminds you of: Fucking seagulls.

7. The smell of your Calippo melting all over your clothes.

What it reminds you of: Ants. So. Many. Ants.
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What it reminds you of: Ants. So. Many. Ants.

8. The smell of blood from your Zooper Dooper ripping the sides of your mouth.

What it reminds you of: Your childhood and your inability to learn from your mistakes.
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What it reminds you of: Your childhood and your inability to learn from your mistakes.

9. The smell of fresh mangoes on Christmas morning.

What it reminds you of: Crying tears of joy because they didn't cost you your soul.
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What it reminds you of: Crying tears of joy because they didn't cost you your soul.

10. The smell of mum cooking the Christmas ham.

What it reminds you of: Eating fucking leftover ham for the next three weeks.
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What it reminds you of: Eating fucking leftover ham for the next three weeks.

11. The smell of a bowl of fresh prawns.

What it reminds you of: Spending three hours peeling them and then trying to avoid eating the poop shoot.
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What it reminds you of: Spending three hours peeling them and then trying to avoid eating the poop shoot.

12. The smell of the crisp summer air during an backyard outdoor dinner.

What it reminds you of: Intensely sweating from having to swat away flies the whole time.
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What it reminds you of: Intensely sweating from having to swat away flies the whole time.

13. And the smell of all your favourite foods cooking on the barbeque.

What it reminds you of: All the meats and seafood besides shrimp because that isn't a thing.
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What it reminds you of: All the meats and seafood besides shrimp because that isn't a thing.

14. The smell of citronella candles burning at night.

What it reminds you of: Smoke-induced headaches and bite-free arms.
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What it reminds you of: Smoke-induced headaches and bite-free arms.

15. The smell of Aerogard floating through the air.

What it reminds you of: Sweet, sweet victory.
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What it reminds you of: Sweet, sweet victory.

16. The smell of half empty beer bottles left over from that holiday party you threw two weeks ago.

What it reminds you of: Your inability to properly adult.
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What it reminds you of: Your inability to properly adult.

17. The smell of vomit on New Year's Day.

What it reminds you of: Forgotten hours, and an excess of vodka.
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What it reminds you of: Forgotten hours, and an excess of vodka.

18. The smell of a heat-induced nose bleed.

What it reminds you of: Struggling to breathe because you were running to find the closest tissue box.
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What it reminds you of: Struggling to breathe because you were running to find the closest tissue box.

19. The smell of musty car AC while sitting in bumper-to-bumper holiday traffic.

What it reminds you of: School holidays and a waste of petrol.
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What it reminds you of: School holidays and a waste of petrol.

20. The smell of a Slurpee from 7/11.

What it reminds you of: A road trip to the beach... where you were forced to drive.
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What it reminds you of: A road trip to the beach... where you were forced to drive.

21. And the smell of an old Macca's bag in your car.

What it reminds you of: That cheeky Macca's run you went on that one time and completely forgot about.
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What it reminds you of: That cheeky Macca's run you went on that one time and completely forgot about.