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What is the smell in Big Sur?

New York City, New...
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What is the smell in Big Sur?

I was there a few weeks ago for the first time. Hiking Valley View there was this amazing smell...it reminded me of Eucalyptus but I don't think that could be it? It's not like any smell I've smelled hiking before, but it was my first time in California. Cypress? Any insight would be helpful! Thanks :-)

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1. Re: What is the smell in Big Sur?

It was probably the Bay Laurel trees - they smell wonderful.

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