Last week, I discovered a note on my phone.
I had made a list of scents I enjoy.
-freshly popped popcorn
-freshly mown grass
-the smell of the air near the ocean
I’ve been doing little things like this since the pandemic began. I keep little notes like this for myself. Notes of joy. Notes for amusement. Not just my shopping or to-do lists. Things in life that make me happy.
-pie baking in the oven
-the inside of a coffee shop
-freshly cut flowers
Every home has a signature scent. For example, if I had a blindfold on and someone walked me into my parents’ home, I would know I was in their house by scents alone. However, each house may smell differently to different noses. What do you think your house smells like? What have others told you?
-a donut shop
-a pizza restaurant
-Whole Foods homemade soap section
-pine trees after a rainstorm
-clementine juice all over my hands after eating them
-the smell of a spice shop
-the smell of an old-fashioned department store
-the smell of the inside of my grandma’s purse
Certain retail establishments have their own distinct smell. All Trader Joe’s stores smell alike. So do all Kohl’s, Target’s and Wal-Mart’s. I wonder why this is?
-homemade fried chicken in a cast-iron skillet
-the scent of a vanilla candle
-pumpkin pie baking in the oven
-a leather saddle
What are some of your favorite scents?