Friday, September 4, 2009

Sense of Smell

This morning, over our first cup of coffee, my husband and I were discussing our favorite smells.

His:

his wife (me!) after she's been out in the sun all day
bacon sizzling
basil
fresh tobacco
the forest after a rain
autumn leaves

Her:

my husband (him!) when he first wakes up
my babies
lilac
Santa Monica in the spring: jasmine and honeysuckle and sea air
coffee
a bookstore

14 comments:

mamacita said...

Mmmm...babies. They are the best. I also like the way that toddlers smell like graham crackers. I got a sweet faceful of that this afternoon.

M.Lane said...

Newly cut grass. Cedar. Any sort of food on an outdoor grill. I'm not sure martinis have a scent but if they do...martinis.

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Kerree said...

My favourite smell is little babies. I miss that smell...

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Yay- I love Santa Monica's scent too and thought I was the only one who felt it had its own scent!

I love smelling:
- my Dog
- Jasmine in the Springtime
- Pies baking (any pies, I do not discriminate)
- A new handbag
- Fig candles

Great post!

QueenBeeSwain said...

love all these scents- isn't it interesting how a smell can conjure up such strong memories?!

kHm

ScentScelf said...

What a lovely way to spend some quiet time with your spouse.

Mmmm...crushed leaves & dirt as you harvest in the garden...the top of a baby's head (esp mine, of course, though that is but a memory)...the waft of a book that hasn't been opened in a long time...log remnants the night after a fire...honey locust in spring...cool woods near a lake...

Also enjoy the aforementioned cut grass, dog, coffee (I don't generally drink it, but spouse does), and bacon. (That's right, I'm fighting the gender trend. ;) )

Bee said...

So evocative.

I like bread. Ginger in any form. Baby powder. Popcorn. And all of the ones that you mentioned -- all classics.

A freshly cut pine tree for Christmas!

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IRENE said...

What a lovely topic to discuss over coffee! My husband is a pipe smoker, and I love the smell of it/him especially in the winter months!I also love rain and fallen leaves. But I also love jasmin. I planted a jasmin in our garden this past spring, no flowers yet!Oh and bookstores, yes! And magazines. I love the smell of print! Thank you (now you know alot about me!)

style chronicle said...

I agree, babies have the most alluring smell. I would add tuberose gardenias.

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sunday mornings said...

I think it's sort of funny that he lists "bacon sizzling" right after the smell of you "out in the sun all day." That's not meant to be offensive, just funny! I agree with you both on all the nature smells. Honeysuckle and lilacs next to the sea reminds me of summers on Cape Cod...:::sigh:::