Mine are: 1. Lilly of the Valley(as that is my mom's favorite perfume) 2. orange or citrus scents 3. french lavender 4. cookies fresh out of the oven 5. pine trees in the fall also the fresh smell right after a rain storm
Fresh brewed cinnamon coffee with Hazlenut creamer. I add more cinnamon on occasion. I use that mix at work and it is kinda' an aroma therapy for me. It helps maintaining a sense of calmness with the day to day normal stresses.
Oddly, gasoline is one. I think that goes back to the hey-day time period of Hot Rods, NHRA Racing as a participant, within its complex of manufacturing entrepreneurs, and today a spectator, and finally it just revs me up.
I like the smell of a hot-out-the-oven pizza with a secret tomato sauce. It can be vegetarian, or meat lovers, or Hawaiian, or shrimp, or just a great sweet New York Style cheese pizza too.
I like the smell of a baby in her/him mom's/dad's arms just after a bath. The twinkle in the eyes and cute smile help too.
I like the smell of morning. I sleep in a chair next to a window usually. My bed is below a bunch of power wires so the theory is EMF signals disturb my sleep. I dun'no. However, I sleep with the window open. I go to work at noon. So, I let the smell of dawn awaken me naturally. Yup, morning smells wonderful . . .
Fresh Coffee Bacon Meat on the grill -- can be burgers, dogs, steak -- just that waft of a neighbor's fired up charcoal instantly says "summer" to me. Candles -- pumpkin spice, vanilla, apple cinammon Fresh cracked can of beer -- preferably Bud (don't drink it, just brings back great memories).
Snow in pine trees (specifically, the crisp cold air breathed from a chair lift)
Norell -- reminds me of my Grammy coming for Christmas Muguet des Bois -- lily of the valley perfume by Coty (hard to find now) Love's Musky Jasmine Flower (purple bottle same shape as "Baby Soft" -- impossible to find now)
The list could go on! Scents are one of the strongest memory recallers, and this is why yuzu is on my list. It is one of the signature scents of a mountain spa in Santa Fe, where I used to live. I loved it there!
Gasoline/petrol/diesel - all does it for me too! lol I was destined to become a taxi driver, and get to fill up with diesel every night.
No-one else just adore the smell of tarmac? Maybe there is another name for it in the States? That black stuff they re-surface roads with? Mix of tar and stone chips?
And I love the smell of the sea. That salty tang that comes in with the breeze as you stand on the shore with the wind in your hair. I missed that in Spain, even though the sea was never more that 5 miles or so away (as the crow flies).
And talking of Spain, walking through the 'campo' when the almond trees are in flower is Heavenly.
Or just walking by bars and smelling that heady mix of coffee and beer.
Oh I get the tarmac thing, Izzy. Over the summer we had our street re-tarred (is that a word?) and I was the only one in the neighborhood who was happy. Everyone else had their windows seal up tightly... not me.
We must have similar "smell buds" because I also love the smell of the sea. Just left the Oregon coast and was loving how my clothes still smell.
Thanks Izzy, the storms often come our way, but this one is heading towards DC, New Jersey, the Northeast. I think the east coast of Florida may have felt some effects, but we didn't over here on the Gulf coast. My thoughts are also with the people who may be affected. We went through one a few months ago, and it was not fun. My street and yard turned into a lake.
I hope those in mandatory evacuation zones take the necessary precautions and leave. Situations can get very serious quickly.
1. My Toddler Grandson fresh out of the bath still all snuggly wrapped up in a towel, scuirming to get loose and run naked through the house. 2. French Lavender 3. Pecan Pie in the oven.. reminds me of Thanksgiving, my mom's fav. holiday 4. English Leather men's cologne.. . my first true love as a teenager wore it ..do they even make it anymore? 5. Japanese Cherry Blossom from Bath & Body Works 6. Coffee - have never cared for drinking it but the smell is wonderful 7. Hot Bread from the oven.
Fresh laundry camp fires fresh baked bread fresh baked cookies apple pie evergreen trees baby powder vanilla cupcakes cotton candy movie theater popcorn coconut body lotion from Bath and Body Works Strawberry shampoo Old Spice aftershave