Smells so good
My husband recently lamented the loss of a list he wrote (on paper, the old-fashioned way) years ago: an inventory of favorite smells. I remember him reading the list to me when we were dating. I learned so much about his sensibilities and memories. So beautiful. My list isn't nearly the same as his. Will this inspire him to rewrite that list?
- •Bacon fryingduh
- •Freshly washed childhair still damp, body all cozy in clean PJs
- •Leaves burning in the fallbest just as I open the door (car or house) and catch the scent
- •Bread, just out of the ovenbest at home, but almost as good at a bakery or restaurant
- •A field of mown hayallergies be damned, it smells so good
- •Neighborhood fireplaces ablazeespecially on Christmas Day, when everyone seems to stoke the fires at once
- •New leatherboots or belt or bomber jacket
- •Rubber cementthe scent of so many past creative projects
- •Crisp, clean sheetsnothing like inhaling deeply while I slide between cool sheets that are stretched tight across the mattress and still fragrant from a dryer sheet that might actually be in the bed, clinging somewhere to the cotton fabric
- •Pot roast in the ovenor crockpot, in a pinch
- •Grating fresh gingerhow such a tiny amount of beige fiber can produce such aroma—mind-boggling
- •Chopping cilantronearly any fresh herb is delightful (basil, rosemary, thyme), but cilantro smells so ... green!
- •Newly sawn woodin a workshop or a forest—either brings such comfort