At any given time I have approximately one billion lists of various things, from my grocery list to my list of celebrities that would be most useful in a real life post-apocalyptic survival scenario (note: Ted Nugent). Who doesn't love a good list? This is a list of my favorite smells.
1. Salt water
Having lived in a landlocked state for my entire life, that first whiff of ocean water is intoxicating to me. It means beaches and boardwalks and seashell hunting and toes in the wet sand.
The scent of garlic being sauteed or roasted sends a message to my brain that says "Delicious things are about to happen to you!" I cannot smell it without getting hungry.
This is my comfort smell. Coffee is the smell of watching the sun rise, or being cuddled up in bed with a comforter on a cold day.
I would wear it as perfume if it were socially acceptable. My dream apartment would be above an Indian restaurant with fantastic curry.
Oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, lemons, limes - they all smell like pure sunshine to me.
6. Wood smoke
When I was little, my family had an RV, and on the weekends during the summer we would jaunt off to a campground in nearby Gettysburg. Woodsmoke reminds me of bike rides through the wooded trails, mountain pies, twilight walks and the flickering of all the neighbors' campfires through the trees.
What are your favorite smells?
Print available here. Thanks to Yes and Yes for the post inspiration.