It should come as no surprise to those of you who have been reading my blog for some time now, that I love to SMELL.
And I smell EVERYTHING. I even smell my food before eating it like a cat or dog.
Out of all my senses, smell is probably my favorite, which ties into the sense of taste.
I don’t know, perhaps it’s because of my Italian descent that I enjoy smelling and tasting so much because Italians are usually passionate about their senses when it comes to all that delicious food, wine, and pastries they’re notorious for. I think if an Italian person ever lost their ability to smell and taste, they would probably lose their will to live.
My sense of smell is also very acute. I can smell things from like 2,000 miles away. Also, whenever I smell a bottle of perfume or cologne, I can usually tell what “notes” were included to create the fragrance such as: musk, sandalwood, peony, bergamot, or black tea. And nine times out of ten, I can identify what fragrance someone is wearing from either walking pass them on the street or standing beside them.
I think I would probably have an excellent second career as one of those TSA "sniff dogs" at the airport.
Today, I thought I would share some of my favorite smells. And as an added bonus, I decided to conclude this post by sharing one of my LEAST favorite smells.
Please enjoy these aromas...
Is there anything more heavenly intoxicating than the smell of freshly cut grass? Whenever I smell it, I get the sudden urge to throw myself down and roll around.
I adore the smell of wood, but particularly cedar wood. One of my grandmothers had a cedar wood chest in one of her bedrooms, so whenever I would visit I would take everything out of the chest, climb inside, close the lid, and just lie there while breathing in the aroma. I felt like Dracula in a cedar wood coffin.
I love the smell of dryer sheets! Sometimes I'll even take 3 or 4 and place them around my apartment so that the whole place smells like dryer sheets.
One of my fondest memories as a child was when my father would pull our car into a gas station and have the attendant fill the tank with gasoline. I used to sit in back seat, close my eyes, and just INHALE. For some reason the smell of gasoline gives me such a warm-fuzzy feeling inside. And that's probably because it makes me STONED.
Ahhhh...pipe tobacco! Several of the men's fragrances I wear have the scent of pipe tobacco in them, as well as cedar wood and amber. I prefer very "earthy" fragrances.
I don't know what it is with me and the smell of these kinds of plastic bags, but it sends me over the edge and into ecstasy. Sometimes when I spot these in a store, I'll nonchalantly unzip the bag and stick my nose inside. The smell reminds me of when I was a kid and played with Colorforms (do you remember that smell?). FAB-U-LOUS!
As soon as the weather gets chilly in the fall, I enjoy walking down the many side streets here in Philly and relishing in the aroma billowing from the chimney's. It makes me feel all cozy, comfy, and relaxed.
Now, as promised, here is one of my least favorite smells...
Yes, I know I'm probably in the HUGE minority when it comes to this because most people love the smell of vinegar. But not me. Noooooo way. There is a restaurant/pub that is not far from where I live that cooks and serves their food with TONS of vinegar. And any time I walk by (especially in the summer heat, which makes the aroma of vinegar MAGNIFY), my nose wrinkles and I cringe in hideousness.
You know why?
Because to me, vinegar smells just like this...
Wishing you a sweet-smelling weekend everyone!
P.S. Please feel free to share some of your favorite (and least favorite) smells.