I have a really sensitive nose. I hate perfume and cologne, and can smell things that some people can't. Which can be awesome or really annoying, depending where you are. If we have citrus fruit in our house, I can smell it going bad before B can. Once he brought home a buddha's hand, and we had to throw it away because it was too overwhelming for me.
Anyway, I got the idea for this from Robin at subtracting additives. I agree that smells can trigger so many things. Here are some of my favorites. I feel a little guilty because I stole a few from her-but they really are my favorite!
1. The smell of a wood stove fire. It reminds me of winter and snow, both of which I love. Also, it just smells like comfort.
2. Fresh laundry. At our apartment right now there isn't laundry and we have been sending it out. The place we go to uses very very unscented laundry soap. I miss the smell of laundry with my soap and my dryer sheets-I know dryer sheets are 'bad', but I can't help it. Our laundry smelled amazing.
3. Books. Every time I buy a new book, I love sticking my nose in the crack and smelling it (that's what he said). Even books I have owned for awhile I smell too. But nothing beats the smell of a brand new book that hasn't had the spine broken in.
4. Lilac. At my house growing up in Idaho we had these tall lilac bushes that reached all the way to the second floor kitchen window. I actually didn't mind washing dishes in the summer because I could open the window and smell it while I stood there.
5.The cherry flavored ChapStick. It smells like my mom. I have one tube that I smell when I really really really miss her. I don't actually use it, I just smell it. She used to bring it skiing when I was younger and it always reminds me of her.
6. B. He uses this hair stuff that smells like beeswax and I love it. It smells like home.
7. Fresh bread baking in the oven.
8. Ponderosa pine trees that smell like vanilla. I know I look crazy when I'm walking through a forest smelling trees, but I don't care. It's worth it. Some of them smell way stronger, especially after a huge lightning storm.
9. The smell right after it rains. Everything just smells so fresh.
10. Almond extract. I put it in my sugar cookie frosting though, so I could just be associating it with eating sugar cookies. But I do smell it every time I open the jar.
What smells do you love? Or hate. Maybe you hate these smells!