It’s official, there’s a cold-only smell in the subway

This is gonna sound strange, but hear me out.  There is definitely a distinct smell in the subway that can only be found when the weather starts to get cold.  Right?

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.

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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.

3 thoughts on “It’s official, there’s a cold-only smell in the subway

  1. I think it’s sweat. You need 18 layers of clothing outside, but then in the subway it’s 80 degrees and you start to sweat. Pack a bunch of people in the car, and it stinks.

    Granted, it’s not as bad as the summer stink, or the last-night’s-vomit-and-piss stink, but it’s still a stink.


  2. How cool is this! A subway blog! Can we make all our complaints here and hope the city finds ’em? ;o)~

    Don’t get me started on subway smells! The “cold” smell is better than the “dead rat” smell or the “heat of summer smell” that much I can tell you!


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