Ok, so that's not such a good title, but what would you call it?
I was cutting some plywood today, oak veneer with some unknown core, and I got the most wonderful smell, reminded me of when my father used to cut plywood back in the late 50's early 60's. I remember when he built a headboard for their bed, all plywood, covered with Naugahyde. Also built a train table down in the basement. Plywood smelled differently back then.
Another smell that sometimes takes me back is new cotton pants (I think that's where I smell it). Reminds me of the smell when I was issued all those khakis in the army.
Speaking of Naugahyde - does anyone other than me remember the Nauga doll that was the mascot for Naugahyde? Everyone I talk to thinks I'm crazy. It was a rather flat doll, about an inch thick, 4-5 inches wide and 8-10 inched tall. The fingers and toes (and maybe the entire body) were formed by pinking shears. And of course it was made of Naugahyde.