Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Take a big whiff, what does Orlando really smell like?

Posted By on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 6:09 AM

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If you had to describe Orlando in just one smell, what would it be? Take a deep whiff. What are you pickin' up right now? Weed? Sun screen? Sewage? All three? 

Thanks to Hurricane Irma, Orlando is now dealing with overflowing raw sewage, dead fish and rotting plant life, so for many, it probably smells a lot like a white dog turd, squirreled away in a box of burnt Band-Aids. 

However, as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, Orlando has all types of unique smells. It's a cornucopia of sniffs, and depending on exactly where you are, different areas obviously have different smells.

But what is Orlando's overall smell? 

To get to the bottom of this, we looked at Twitter posts going back three years to find out what people think Orlando smells like, which was incredibly easy to do since everyone here has very strong opinions on this topic. 

First, the hurricane-related smells: 

The theme parks seem to be a toss up between sunscreen and body odor: 
Interestingly, the city of Orlando has a wide, diverse palate of food-related smells:   Some people are picking up some very specific smells:  Many people think Orlando smells like farts: 
Oddly, some people think Orlando smells like a sneeze: 
And, finally, the airport is its own world of sniffs:  I guess we'll never agree. 

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