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.
Having looked back I think I may be losing it totally but all of those to me are soooo yummy.
The more people I meet, the more I love my animals!
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.
Pineapple weed crushed under foot reminds me of my aunt's place up in the Lake district.
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.
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¦..
If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!
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.
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 . 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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