June 11, 2005

Saturday Question of the Day

Every Saturday I'll try to come up with some "out there" question that just makes you stop and think about something not so important. Think of it as a mini vacation. If you have any ideas drop me a line and we'll throw it in here. Who knows, it might be fun.

I've been a little lax, with all the moving and stuff. Thanks Sally for reminding me - I almost forgot all about it!

OK - Here goes:

What is your favorite scent?

We have 5 senses and I've always believed that scent was the most powerful. It brings pleasure or pain, floods us with memories. Yeah - scent is a strong trigger.

For me I love the fragrance of apples and cinnimon in my home. Usually it's what I have in the kitchen - but this house is so small it's just everywhere. It just smells like home, baking apple pie, making apple butter, cool fall days just hanging out in the kitchen. Halloween and Thanksgiving. Simple things.

I also love a deep musky herbal frangrance that I found in some candles at Pier 1. I can't describe it......but it's called Tuscan Herb and just gives you a warm, cared for, welcome feeling.

So - what is your favorite scent?

Posted by Tammi at June 11, 2005 05:53 AM | TrackBack

Vanilla! Just the simple vanilla scent does it for me.

Posted by: John at June 11, 2005 06:25 AM

Oh, this is a good one, Tammi.

Chanel no.5. Smells like Christmas.

Any fruit scent: Apples, peaches etc..

Gasoline. Seriously. And exhaust fumes.

Another strange one is the smell of those plastic interlocking cubes they use in Kindergarten. I don't know what they're called in America, but I could sniff those things all day. I close my eyes, and I'm four years old again :-)

Posted by: Sally at June 11, 2005 07:09 AM

Leather. I love the smell of leather. And hay. Fresh cut and bailed hay. Horse flesh. All those take me back home, and to being a kid again.

Gas and oil and grease. Highschool. My dads Auto shop and working on cars.

WD-40. Reminds me of my grandfather cleaning his M1.

Posted by: BloodSpite at June 11, 2005 08:07 AM

Aircraft carriers. Just posted on that, as a matter of fact. :)

Man smell... the musky smell of men. I love how my husband smells.

I love that Tuscan Herb candle... is that the one we found in Pottery Barn too?

Linen... the crisp smell of clean linens.

Cinnamon and apples in winter.

Burning leaves in the Fall.

Wow, can you tell that my sense of smell is my strongest sense?

Posted by: Bou at June 11, 2005 08:29 AM

Hmmm....I think thismight have to be a seperate post for me.

Good idea.

Posted by: Sissy at June 11, 2005 09:25 AM


We had a lilac tree when I was growing up, and for the all-too brief week that the blooms were active, it was all you could smell when you stepped outside.

Since this usually happened during one of the first full weeks of REALLY nice spring weather, it made me feel like winter was finally over.

Posted by: Harvey at June 11, 2005 10:36 AM

Great question. Hmmm, I think I just might post about this later tonight.


Posted by: michele at June 11, 2005 11:24 AM

My scents of direction. :)


Apple pie.

Meat seared on the grill... damn, I'm hungry now.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 11, 2005 11:37 AM

I'm with Sissy and Michele. When I think about it, there's just too many scents to mention in a comment. hehe

Posted by: Pammy at June 11, 2005 01:25 PM

Good one, Tammi !

Wild blackberries on the vine in the warm sun. You can smell them even when you are driving by them along the road.

White Shoulders perfume - reminds me of my Grandma Ruby.

Puppy breath

Fresh brewed strong coffee (first sip in the morning)

Old book section of the library

Bazooka bubble gum

Homemade brownies (of course there had to be chocolate)

Posted by: Bonfire7 at June 11, 2005 02:32 PM

Burning Wood, usually around here you will only get that during the winter when people have their fireplaces lite.

But campfires are the same thing.

Reminds me our camping as a family, plus it's just a great smell.

Posted by: Machelle at June 11, 2005 04:24 PM

Vanilla, cinnamon and apples, coffee grounds, leather. (I guess smell isn't tops in my list. I only thought of the first two, but remembered I liked the others from reading comments.)

Posted by: TNT at June 11, 2005 04:54 PM

That's a good question. Couple of things...Hmmm, Channel No.5 reminds me of my Grandmother.

Leather - my Mom's leather coat. I loved the smell so much, when I was little I used to suck on the tie sash that the smell would be in the taste. It was. (Hey! I was a little kid!)

Drakkar Cologne - first date/boyfriend. What can I say.

Wings - Darling Hubby

Good Pipe Tobacco - my Grandfather's pipe, back when he smoked one. Loved that smell. Still do.

Fresh baked bread and cinnamon apples - first cool fall day at home. Mom would make fresh bread and applesauce.

Pear Candles - my favorite. So clean, so fresh, so light. Perfect for all company and relaxing at home.

Posted by: Lee Ann at June 11, 2005 05:26 PM

This is a good one, scent is very much tied to memory, and I like to remember stuff....heh

1. Books, bookstores, libraries. Something about this smell takes me to a place I want to be.

2. Macintosh Apples. Yum. Nuff said.

3. Charlie Red (or stripper perfume for the uninitiated). It reminds me of a ton of good times I have had with my friends and scantily clad members of the faire..err..prettier sex.

4.Garlic. Man o man, the smell of garlic cooking wets me hungry every time. It also reminds me of cooking with my Dad at 5 am sunday mornings as a kid.

5. Lemons. The smell of lemons is is like absolute freshness to me. I just love it.

Posted by: littlejoe at June 12, 2005 12:55 AM

I miss the smell of punks on the fourth of July.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 12, 2005 09:41 PM

A mixture of roasting turkey and sweet potatoes with a ton of brown sugar.

Reminds me of Thanksgiving at Grndma's house... and it's turkey...

Goddamnit, now I'm hungry...

Posted by: Graumagus at June 12, 2005 10:54 PM

Speaking of scents, hey Tammi, pull my finger!

Posted by: Ogre at June 13, 2005 05:37 AM