A recent article just declared that the aroma of good and plenty candy mixed with cucumber is the most sensual aroma for women. Hmmmmm. Really? I’d like to know who spends their time mixing boxes of candy with raw vegetables? Nevertheless, this got me thinking about aromas.
Soft, warm, loving aromas like Mom’s Chanel #5, or was it #19?
Harsh, chemical aromas like tobacco and wheel oil on my dad.
Pintos and cabbage cooking in the kitchen as I arrived home from grade school (making me want to run the other way!).
Lemon pine sol easing the nausea of our son through chemotherapy.
Isse Miyake, the only fragrance my husband wears.
Country apple candles, always burning in our daughter’s kitchen.
Cheesy pizza smells on the clothes of our son who works in the local Pizza Joint.
Coconut oil on the beach. Ooohhh…nice.
Maybe there’s something to this olfactory thing. Where can I still buy some of that good and plenty candy….and maybe a few cucumbers?
Carol Henderson said:
I think of Beth’s piece about the scent in her mother’s jewelry box. Something just came into my mind–the sweet smell of lipstick mixed with slight mouth breath when my mother moistened a tissue with her saliva to rub a smear or dirt spot off my cheek. What I would give for that gesture now.
Kay Windsor said:
I have experienced some olfactory triggers to memories lately too. I opened an old jewelry box of my mother’s and the scent of Charlie, her favorite fragrance, filled my head. And I still have a bottle or two of lotion in the fragrance that Liz used to make the whole upstairs smell like plumeria.