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Old January 30, 2002, 02:34 PM   #1
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What does Hoppe's #9 smell like?

Incredible clueless newbie question, I know.

Here's why I'm asking. I bought a Remington gun cleaning kit when I got my first gun a couple of months ago. The little bottle of Bore Brite is about to run out. I kind of like the smell, and was just wondering if Hoppe's #9 smells pleasant or unpleasant to most people here.

Yes, I know I could go to a shop and open a bottle, but some might see this as strange behavior

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Old January 30, 2002, 02:38 PM   #2
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To me,its got a sweet-alcohol like smell that for some reason reminds me of glycerin.
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Old January 30, 2002, 02:41 PM   #3
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I think they should make a cologne based on it.
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Old January 30, 2002, 02:42 PM   #4
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make it smell like rocky road ? anyone?
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Old January 30, 2002, 02:43 PM   #5
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(Cologne?)
They do

It is called Hoppes #9 check the sporting goods section

It is one of those comfort smells that puts me to sleep at night.
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Old January 30, 2002, 02:52 PM   #6
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To me, tt smells like very rotten bananas with a touch of alcohol smell. Love it.
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Old January 30, 2002, 03:06 PM   #7
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On this note, does anybody else think that CLP has a very strong carrot-y smell?
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Old January 30, 2002, 04:08 PM   #8
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I love the smell of Hoppe's in the morning...

[...]

it smells like....

Victory!
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Old January 30, 2002, 04:16 PM   #9
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#9 smells like heaven!!

not bad in coffee either!
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Old January 30, 2002, 04:24 PM   #10
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My wife hates the smell. I have to take the #9 soaked patched right outside when I'm done.
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Old January 30, 2002, 04:27 PM   #11
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I like the smell of hoppes #9, good aftershave.
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Old January 30, 2002, 04:29 PM   #12
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HOPPE's #9

It smells like the happiest of memories as a boy and of spending time with my "little guy" as he learned the joy of firearms and shooting. What does #9 smell like? An America that is almost vanished.
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Old January 30, 2002, 06:27 PM   #13
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The smarta## in me says that it smells like SOLVENT I've gone back and forth from Hoppe's and MPro 7 for about a year now. Someone, my guns aren't clean until they've been wiped down w/ the Hoppes
To me, it smells like I've been having fun!
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Old January 30, 2002, 06:39 PM   #14
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Hoppes #9 smells like...

AMbrosia... pure ambrosia...
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Old January 30, 2002, 06:57 PM   #15
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On a stray Saturday night does anybody just douse yourself with this stuff and then get your wife to swab, brush and oil you like a dirty, dirty gun? Anybody? Course me neither.
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Old January 30, 2002, 07:03 PM   #16
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It smells kinda like love potion #9 if you ask me. (no wonder I'm single)
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Old January 30, 2002, 07:25 PM   #17
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Wow, Falconer.... whatta idea...

a woman with a li'l Hoppes #9 dabbed behind her ears... add in a little burnt powder residue on her hands, and I'm in love!
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Old January 30, 2002, 08:05 PM   #18
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my wife dabs on a little when shes a feelin frisky
works fer me

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Old January 30, 2002, 08:10 PM   #19
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The wife says from time to time that if she wants my full undivided attention she will have to put some behind her ears and walk by me. Would it work? You bet! I can't put a finger on what it reminds me of but I sure do love tha #9 smell!
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Old January 30, 2002, 08:37 PM   #20
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Like all of my most cherished memories of a childhood spent hunting and shooting.
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Old January 30, 2002, 09:23 PM   #21
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WHAT? Do you live in a cave dude?

Number nine is the official aftershave of TFL! Do a search here and you'll find out fast! PS, go get some!
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Old January 30, 2002, 09:27 PM   #22
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Hoppes #9 smells like...

...a little slice of Valhalla here on Earth.
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Old January 30, 2002, 11:14 PM   #23
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Hoppe's #9?

like... well, Chanel #5

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Old January 30, 2002, 11:18 PM   #24
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Old January 31, 2002, 01:09 AM   #25
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I read somewhere, can't remember where but it seemed reasonably authoritative at the time, that it was banana oil or banana extract or some such banana-related thing that gave it the distinctive smell.
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