It’s a sort of musty, sour, grandma’s basement sort of a smell. I’m not the only on that notices it, right?
Yeah, I know, there’s an infinite amount of odd smells in the subway at any given time. But this one is distinct. It seems to transcend trains, lines, and stations.
Maybe it is cold activated. Maybe it has something to do with people wearing coats and hats. Who the hell knows, but it is definitely there.
I don’t know where it’s coming from, but it is one of those things that’s going to drive me nuts every time I smell it. Sometimes it is really, really strong too.
Damn you mystery smell. Damn you.