Don’t you love how you can smell a perfume or a spice and be transported back in time? Smell is a powerful sense that often evokes long forgotten memories
Getting a whiff of cinnamon reminds me of my Grandmother’s kitchen
The fragrance of guava plants takes me back to the school playground
Freshly baked bread makes me think of my Dad
Frying onions causes an instantaneous hankering for a BBQ
Coffee smells like early mornings
Fabric softener reminds me of borrowing a high school boyfriend’s jumper
Pesto being whipped into submission in the food processor will always make me think of our friend Cindy’s kitchen
Clean linen soothes my tired mind and body
Sunscreen quickly transports me to the beach
Petrichor, for me is synonymous with a very good mood
The smell of Early Grey makes me think of tea sets that tinkle and rattle at every touch
What smells transport you to another time or place?
3 thoughts on “52 lists – favourite smells”
Love how a scent can evoke so many memories and emotions. Solvo, this strong smelling, grease cleaning soap always reminds me of my dad. Wet woolens remind me of Boo! Tomatoes and Basil always transport me to the veggie gardens of my childhood. Mothballs remind me of India. Onions and garlic cooking remind me of my mum and the beginning of practically every savory dish she ever made!
Wet woollens remind me of school blazers! I used a tea tree shaving gel the other day and it made me think of mishka! Smelt so much like shampoo we used to use on her that it felt like she was in the shower with me!
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