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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Thursday Thirteen # 5

Thirteen of my Favorite Scents!
  1. The Ocean: There is nothing cleaner than the clear, fresh scent of an ocean breeze. I wish I could bottle the smell of the ocean and take it home with me when I leave! The air in the city is just not the same.
  2. The fragrance Knowing by Estee Lauder. This is my first preference for a winter fragrance. It smells so good I can just about eat it with a spoon. I get lots of compliments when I wear it , so it must agree with my body chemistry.
  3. The smell of my child, dirty Fila soon after she was born. You know that special smell that babies have. To me it was a heady perfume. I can remember that smell in my mind's eye.
  4. The smell of Safari by Ralph Lauren. Something about that smell of sweet old leather drives me wild. I am currently out o f it. I need to buy some more.
  5. I love the eucalyptus spearmint line of aromatherapy products by Bath and Body works. If I can't get to the ocean to de-stress, then I can use my bath salts, scrubs and creme
  6. Flowers, but only certain ones. Not the really smelly ones like paper whites. I love the smell of petunias, peonies and hyacinths.
  7. Pluff mudd: I grew up in the south near the ocean and that black icky mud of the marsh has a smell. It is decaying plants and marsh animals and methane gas. The mud actually "pluffs" when the gas is released. I love the smell of pluff mud. When I smell that I know I am home.
  8. The smell of nice cologne on a well dressed man. The key here is well dressed. If you were to place a man in scrubby jeans and sneakers next to a man in a suit and let them wear the same cologne, the man in the suit would smell better to me. There is something about a man in suit with nice cologne that takes me away.
  9. Rain: the smell of rain is just cool and refreshing
  10. Irish Spring Soap: if anyone has noticed I have been away from blogging since last November and am just getting back to blogging.( My last "13" was back in October and I had just begun to participate.) My father was ill and he died on December 22, 2006. He always used that soap. When all the funeral arrangements were being made and I would pass near the bath that he used, and I would always catch whiffs of that soap coming out of the bathroom. He had an 8 pack of it that he had recently bought before he died. About a week after he passed away I took a bar home with me and opened it and set it out in my own bathroom. I wanted to keep the smell of my father around for just a little while longer. He always smelled clean. I will always love the smell of Irish Spring soap.
  11. Christmas Trees: there is nothing like the smell of a fresh Christmas tree. I love it so much that I buy the candles and room spray from Bath and Body works that smell just like it. I can have that smell in March and July. dirty Fila is constantly hiding my can of room spray. I have been using it a lot this past month. She is always complaining,"Mom, it is not christmas, stop spraying that christmas tree spray !" She has even begun to hide my cans. Lucky for her, you can't hide much from a mom!
  12. Chocolate: I am a chocolate-holic. I love the smell of it. Love to eat it and drink it. There is no intervention that will work for me.
  13. I have saved the best for last. The smell of new shoes just out of the box. New leather shoes are intoxicating! The smell does not last long. The first time you open the box once you get a new pair home, take a sniff. Nothing like it! I bet most people never even relish that smell of new leather or even pay attention. Nothing smells as sweet as a new pair of shoes!

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19 Broken Heels:

jenny® said...

ahhh refreshing!!! love all the scents in your list...makes me imagine what they smell like...

Blair said...

great list, and I love that many have a nostalgic sense to them!

Michelle Pillow said...

I love eucalyptus spearmint! I buy it in linen spray. :)

Shiloh Walker said...

Oh the smell of rain... loved it....

Chelle said...

Those are some great scents! I love "Beautiful" by Estee Lauder!

Thanks for stopping by!

Gabrielle said...

when i get sick, the only smell that can make me feel better is eucalyptus oil... we, indonesians, are very familiar with the smell since our babyhood :)

thanks for stopping by!

Lauren Dane said...

Oh a fellow shoeaholic! Love it and yes, that new shoe smell makes me all warm and fuzzy.

Rain and new baby is good too. I still have the hat each child came home from the hospital in. Sometimes I pull them out of the box and inhale. So beautiful.

Starrlight said...

Oh yes...SHOES!

Great minds thinking alike on scents and shoes! Happy TT and thanks for the visit!

Crystal said...

Lol, I am starting to think I might be pregnant - even reading about smells is making me nauscious today and most of those are smells I love. It's a really great idea for a TT!!

Deborah said...

the ocean!!!!

my nose is like my memory keeper, too.

FindingYourPath said...

Puppy Breath... so trusting, so soft. Feelings and fur always brings a tear to my eye.

Thanks for the read Mitch

Toni said...

I love certain smells too! Good list!

Anonymous said...

Ah, wonderful list of smells, and I'll add one: I love the smell of kitty fur.

Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Robin said...

Mmmm... chocolate.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Jane said...

I love your list. I love the smell of rain and babies.
I understand how you feel about the Irish Spring soap and your dad. I lost my dad in 1998 and he wore Old Spice. Every time I smell that I think of him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Thanks for coming by my T13 for a visit today.

Tink said...

Scents are so powerful! I always link them to people. Like Jane's dad mine used Old Spice and that's linked to him forever... Great list!
hanks for visiting my TT.

Nancy J. Bond said...

What a wonderful list of smells! I've lived by the ocean all my life, and I can think of another beach smell that you'd probably recognize -- the smell of creosote that coats wharves and pilings...that black, tarry stuff used as a preservative. Every time I catch a whiff of it, I'm whisked back to the days when we spent the entire summer at the beach. Thanks for your visit this week!

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

I love the ocean too! - too bad it plays havoc with my hair. you can't win!!

Amy said...

Good list! I really like the ocean and specific flowers too. Rain is nice when you are inside and can look out at it and keep the windows open.

Thanks for stopping by my TT.