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wonderful smells
Sat 10-Jul-10
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SandyC
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following on from another thread on hanging out washing and the yummy smell from fresh laundry what other smells invoke memories or tingling skin?

The obvious fresh bread and coffee beans are all time favourites but some smells mean more to some than others.For me...

Cows and sheep.I feel compelled to bury my nose in their coats.

The ammonia in a stable.. mmmm... really wakes you up first thing in the morning!

Rosemary on the hot coals of a bbq.

Frankinsence on the last heat of a bbq.

Well rotted manure pile.( Horse)

Hoof oil. similar to creosote I think.

Freesias.

Sandlewood.

Baby powder.

Leather.

Having looked back I think I may be losing it totally but all of those to me are soooo yummy.

 

 

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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That's true, Sandy - smells are so evocative.

It is late atm to be able to remember my connections with aromas, but certainly they can suddenly remind you of things that have a fleeting glimpse of days gone by.

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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Pineapple weed crushed under foot reminds me of my aunt's place up in the Lake district.

Freesias lovely

A good rose scent

Smell of babies hair, I love to bury my nose in that

There is also a smell in our forest that I can't quite put my finger on but it is gorgeous, myrtle comes to mind but I have absolutely no idea if that is just in my imagination or whether it truly is the smell of myrtle. It is in an area where cranberries and blueberries grow and is quite mossy.

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Log fire

Honeysuckle

Kitchen surfaces wiped over with a LITTLE bleach.

Lavender in the bedroom.

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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A roast chicken dinner cooking

Matches when you've just blown them out remind me of both my Granda and happy childhood Halloweens.

A fresh cut lawn.

Seaside air.

Freshly showered G. Wink

Sun 11-Jul-10
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I'd forgotten fresh cut grass it is so long since I smelt that since the geese and sheep graze, wonderful smell.

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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Yes, I was going to add fresh mown hay/grass¦¦ 

Here where I live is one of the mint capitols of the world, so the smell of mint in the late summer will fill the air and almost overwhelm you, its soooo goood¦¦. 

The smell of a strawberry patch in a hot summer day¦¦.

In the spring when you go after a bowl of peas¦..

Rain in the summer,on a really hot day¦.

The smell of leaves when you rake them up in the fall¦..

I'm with Shereen on the matches, also with a hint of burnt pumpkin from the jack-o-lanterns insides¦..

And that smell just before it snows¦..

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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All of our local villages pick wild sage and there are huge areas everywhere drying it. The smell as you drive through the village is amazing.

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Sun 11-Jul-10
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The lavender fields in Provence...and I'm in agreement with Sandy about Frankincense too. 

I'll try that again!

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Oh Michelle I agree the smell just after it has rained. Living in Colorado for two years really made me appreciate that smell. Colorado doesn't smell very much as it is so dry and takes a shower of rain to really smell of anything, something I really missed after a while - that is when I realised that was what was missing. Whistle

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Wafts of someone else cooking bacon and making toast in the morning.

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Getting ridiculously specific here, the smell in pine woodland shortly after it's rained.

The herb bushes in our garden don't give off enough smell - well, not enough smell to overpower the quail Wink. I recently took some lavender cuttings and planed more oregano and thyme so eventually there should be enough to smell properly.

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Favourite-dinner-cooking when you come in from the fresh air .....

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Freesias

newly cut grass

bacon frying in a pan ( and yes Kate it is better when someone else is cooking it )

puppy breath - it is sweet and wholesome

sweet peas

Yankee candles  ( fresh cut roses and sandalwood )

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Hot pine trees on a warm wind.

Preferably near the sea.

Rain- yes, we have that smell this morning-hurrah!

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