Sunday, November 13, 2011

I Love the Smell Of...

My Mom cooked up a fresh batch of applesauce this afternoon and the wonderful aroma it got me thinking about smells. There are so many smells out there to enjoy. Some remind us of holidays, certain places, certain people, and just memories in general. Some don't remind us of anything and just plain ol' smell good

Apple Sauce in the Making Apple Sauce in the Making

I though it'd be interesting to post some of my favorite smells (wow I'm really running out of blog topics here) and to find out in the comments what some of your favorite smells are (that's your cue)...
  • I loveeee the smell of those horrible cinnamon scented pine cones that are around all the craft stores this time of year. I don't care how overpowering it get. Smells good!
  • FRESH CUT GRASS. My goodness, do I really miss the smell of fresh cut grass. We don't get much of it here in the desert!
  • Gasoline. I don't know. Don't ask. I just like the smell for some reason. I know I'm not alone either.
  •  Snow on its way. I swear, it smells different when there is snow on the way. I don't know how to explain it - but I love it. Okay, I just googled it. Gasses or something get crystallized into the snow so I'm not crazy.
  • Fresh Popcorn and bacon, but not together and only when the smells are fresh - not lingering later.
That's all I can think of at the moment. I'd love to hear what smells agree with your sniffer. And while you're on the subject of ones you like... which ones do you hate (besides the ones we can all agree on like poo, trasha and anything rotting)?. I know some people love it, but I hate the smell right after it rains! And seafood, any seafood smells - blech!


  1. For me, there is nothing like the smell of a summer rain. I remember sitting on my parent's porch as a kid and enjoying this smell.

    I also like the smell of hay. I will go to ag fairs to smell the hay samples.

    I like the smell of ferns and pine trees in the forest.

    I also like the smell of freshly mowed grass.

    For being indoors, may favorite smell is a Christmas tree.

    A friend of mine when I was younger loved the smell of gasoline. You are not alone.

  2. Good -
    Pachooly (never was a hippy, but love the smell!)
    Cinnamon (yeah, love those pinecones too, but don't want them in the house!)

    Bad -
    Burned Gas (like exhaust, especially diesel)
    Body Odor (someone else's, ha! Especially bad gums, GAG)

    I think it's a GREAT blog topic!

  3. Great topic!
    * I love the smell of a puppy
    * I love the smell of pipe tobacco
    * I love the smell of cinnamon buns baking and most bakeries in general
    * I love the smell of our house when we put up our fresh Christmas Tree
    * and vanilla scented anything makes me smile
    * I hate the smell of burning brakes on a truck in front of me
    * I hate the smell of mildew
    * I hate the smell parmigiana cheese (but I like the way it tastes, weird)
    * I hate the smell of BO
    * and if you smell like a cigarette ashtray you wont get a kiss from me

  4. How fun!
    * the ocean/beach, that dead crab seaweed smell that most others hate.
    * pipe tobacco
    * gasoline
    * struck match
    * just brewed coffee
    * anything baking (bread, cookies, pies, etc.)

    * any artificial vanilla, smells like playdough -gag.
    * someone eating corn nuts, smells like bad b.o. to me.
    * burning hair
    * mildew or fresh cut grass

    My best friend growing up loved the smell of skunks!!

  5. I love the smell of...
    * Freshly baked chocolate chip
    *Pine trees
    *Cinnamon, orange and clove pot
    *The beach
    * frying onions

    I don't like the smell of...
    * wet dogs
    * gasoline
    * sweat

    Fun idea to post these!

  6. I love the smell of nappies!!!!!!
    CLEAN ones that is, but this was back in the dark ages when I had my two babies no disposable ones then, all terry. So I now burn "Clean Cotton" melting tarts.Mmmmmmmmmmm

    Fresh ground coffee.
    Baked bread.
    Home baking
    A particular rose in our front garden.

    I dislike petrol (gasoline) smell! yuck
    Although our younger daughter likes the smell of it!!!
    Cigarette smoke! either in the air or on peoples breath. yuck
    Sour milk

  7. "You know, I got a great idea for a cologne - The Beach. You spray it on and you smell like you just came home from the beach."

  8. Oh my gosh, I love hearing about all the smells you guys love/hate!! hehe.

  9. oh, fun!
    me too...fresh mowed grass...and the smell of piles of leaves burning.
    baked apples,cinnamon
    when i first open a new bag of ground coffee...i like to stick my nose right up to it...and sniff.
    i used to like the smell of 'play dough' when i was a kid.
    all woody scents.
    onions cooking.
    patchouli. sandalwood.
    the air before it rains.
    when my dad smoked his fact i STILL have his old tobacco pouch he carried around...with tobacco in it...i've had it since he passed away (10 yrs ago??!!)...i like to sniff it every now and then!
    i could go on...but that's enough for now...