- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Flowers, but only certain ones. Not the really smelly ones like paper whites. I love the smell of petunias, peonies and hyacinths.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rain: the smell of rain is just cool and refreshing
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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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