Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Smells I Love

There are certain scents I adore that always bring me back to childhood. Here, in no particular order, is a list:

Plain Chapstick

The Blend of Lawnmower Fumes and Cut Grass (yeah, I'd like to see Demeter make THAT one)

Sawdust (I've already talked about this)

Sawdust and Chainsaw fumes (again, Demeter get on this)

Sawdust from wood being dragged through the saw too long and burning (Subtle differences here)

Noxzema cold cream

Speedstick Deodorant (I didn't really understand what the heck it was when I was three but it's fun to take the cap off and maybe smoosh your fingers around in the transparent green stuff.)

The coffee/bacon/ damp unfinished basement smell of my Grandmother's old house

My other Grandmother's perfume (I'm not sure what it was but I know it when I smell it)

Just turned over dirt from the garden- when you see worms and grubs wriggling around


White Rain Shampoo in Apple Pectin

Fall leaves- when you get to jump into piles of leaves and then all you can see is the sky

That weird sweet plastic smell that squishy plastic baby toys have

Robitussin cough syrup

Thanksgiving Dinner (this was mostly due to the turkey roasting and stuffing ingredients, and pumpkin pie)

Steaming hot bread

Play-Doh (A lot of amber/sandalwood/vanilla fragrances remind me of play-doh and I can't wear them for just that reason)

Garden fresh tomatoes


Christmas Trees

No More Tears baby shampoo

Sea Breeze astringent facial toner

Homemade doughnuts


Daisies (They were my favorite when I was little. On my 3rd or 4th birthday my dad brought me a bouquet of daisies and I pretended not to see them until he gave them to me and then I skipped around the dining room table with them singing a song that went a little something like this: "Daisies! Daisies! Daisies!")

Books (maybe it's the ink or something)

Silly Putty


So how about you? What smells do you love? What smells instantly remind you of being 4 years old?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The smell of lightning bugs! :)