This post is my contribution to Tabetha’s Group Writing Project. The due date is tomorrow, so if you are going to participate you need to move quick.
My favorite smell is my wife’s ginger lily perfume. We spent many hours spread over several days shortly after we got married looking for a special perfume that my picky nose would like. I have smelled flowers that I liked on a few rare occasions, but for the most part flowers, the definition of a beautiful aroma, do not smell good to me. The perfume that we discovered, rose above that trend, and I discovered a new favorite. The funny thing is that we had smelled other things that were also called ginger lily but I did not like them, so this particular item was pretty special.
Closely related to this smell is one that is supposedly universally popular among men, but rarely liked by women – the smell of cotton candy. This is the also the smell of marshmallows, icing, and other very sweet things. I like very rich sweets, and I love the smell that goes with them.
Sometimes, I like the smell of the air, but I am not sure if it is always just the smell that I am noticing. I like the smell and the feel of the air on a cool day near the ocean. I like the smell right before, during, and after a snow fall. I like the smell of a brisk, windy, day in spring or fall.
I love the smell of chocolate, tea, and coffee. I don’t like the taste of coffee but it sure does smell good. One of my favorite flavored teas is hazelnut. I also like the smell of steak, hamburger, onions, lemons, and oranges.
What are you favorite smells? Post them and send a link to Tabetha or just type it in her comments.