Can’t You Smell that Smell?

7 12 2007

Our sense of smell has to be the most underappreciated sense of all. Nothing can transport your mind to another time, place, or even mood faster than a sudden, pleasing scent. With that in mind, here are my top ten:

10. New looseleaf paper just out of the wrapper (at least back when I was in my pre-high school days. I’m not sure if it smells the same now)
9. A vanilla shake
8. Distant leaves burning
7. Popcorn at the movies
6. Crisp morning air in the mountains
5. Cinnabon rolls
4. Chocolate chip cookies baking
3. Someone grilling in the neighborhood
2. My young daughter’s skin and hair when she gives me a hug. (That baby/toddler smell is indescribable, and I’m talking about when they are clean!)
1. The lingering scent of Allison’s skin, perfume, or soap left on one of my shirts.
I’d like to know what others like. Do you have a favorite?

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7 12 2007
jeques

You said it right. I, too, have a very sensitive sense of smell. I posted a blog recently on how the sense of smell conjure nostalgia bringing me back to childhood memories. They are in haiku form, “Scents Of Childhood (Haiku)”

http://jeques.wordpress.com/2007/12/06/scents-of-childhood-haiku/

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

31 12 2007
pamajama

I really agree with you on this one . . . as I’ve gotten older I’ve noticed that a smell can just simply make me happy. Number one would have to be putting my nose in my daughter’s neck and breathing her in. Second would be the smell of the ocean in the air nearby. I’m not a perfume person, not about flowers or fake stuff, but I love vanilla, sugar cookies & baby powder/lotion, too.

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