Oh. You definitely could be smelling drugs.Now, I'm doubting myself if I'm doing something wrong. I really don't mean to accuse my fellow residents wrongly. However, I have some reasons that I thought it might be DMT. I would like to have your honest opinions and also information what else smells like mothballs.
Here is my reasons,
1. DMT smells like mothballs. I found a chemical report said DMT and mothball consist of very similar chemicals. I can't find which one I read, but I remember that it said the differences are a couple of things.
2. DMT is consumed by smoking. It was mentioned in several drug educational sites and also confirmed by a police officer who is in the police department that did raid to a DMT labs several years ago. A pattern of spreading smell is very close to smoke to me. We have had a smoke issue over two years and I'm quite familiar with how the smell spreads.
The hallway where the unidentified smell and the mothballs smell happens is the first floor. Our unit is on the 2nd floor. When the mothballs smell seeped into our unit in the middle of the night, that hallway was filled with very strong mothballs. The mothballs smell is not always there.
3. A popular marijuana smells like skunk. I mean I experienced what I thought skunk smell was actually marijuana. I was wondering why I smelled skunk often in the apartment, and I found that it was marijuana. I found it out by googled first, then I encountered someone was smoking it.
When I smelled very strong mothballs smell in the hallway for the first time, even though it was quite unusual smelling it in the hallway, I didn't doubt about it. However, it happens more than one time, and it seeps into our unit, I started to doubt what it really was.
You could try to organize like-minded residents and, as a group, approach management with your concerns.Thank you for taking time to reply me, quincy. I sense you are too nice to say what I wrote was ridiculous. I appreciate your kindness.
I'm getting clear about what really bothers me. I need some drastic change about a smoke issue in our apartment. We have had the smoke issue over two years even though our lease has had a no smoking clause. Even the city's no smoking ordinance kicked in this year, the apartment management has not done anything. We experienced the entire apartment building was filled with smell of marijuana several times in this year. Even this much scale of smoking happened in the apartment, the apartment management has done nothing. As a resident, we have very few to improve the issue. We finally found one way to improve it. Then, this mothballs smell happened. It just fueled my anger.
I understand I have no way to prove whether the smell is DMT or not. If I could find a drug detecting dog service, I'm really happy to pay for it. I mean it's not that I want to report a resident to the police, I want to make the apartment management to take appropriate actions to the smoke issue. I know it sounds silly, but even though smoking in the apartment is a violation of the ordinance, we are not able to make the apartment management take any action, so I feel like we need something more illegal thing to make them resolve the issue at this point.
I appreciate all your opinions and suggestions. Thank you for taking time to reply my post.
Curry has a distinctive smell but I wouldn't compare it to mothballs (which have a totally different distinctive smell).Curry can smell like mothballs. There is also a very good chance the OP hasn't a clue what mothballs actually smell like.
Yes, but will it work?
(You know I'm just messin' with you!)