Sunday, March 10, 2013

10 Fantastic Smells

Marmoleum makes some crazy colours! (not getting this one)
Listicles Time! This week our topic is 10 Fantastic Smells. Here are the first ten things I thought of:
  1. Marmoleum. I just like the linseed oil smell, I think. Reminds me of my oil paints from long ago. (Can you tell we're looking at renovating our kitchen?)
  2. Chocolate. Duh. Need I explain?
  3. Vanilla. Ditto number two.
  4. Lavender. This is nearly the only flower I like the smell of. Just not into the smell of flowers, probably because they often make me sneeze.
  5. Black Tea. Sadly, I can't drink the stuff, however. It seems the caffeine just doesn't agree with me.
  6. Cinnamon. This is hands down my favourite spice.
  7. Sprout's head. I don't know why little baby or toddler smell so good, but they do. 
  8. Pine. Real pine, not those paper tree thingies people hang in their cars.
  9. Grapefruit. I love the smell of the oils that come out of the skin when I'm peeling one for a snack.
  10. The air when it rains after a dry spell in the summer. This happens about once a year in Vancouver. (the dry part, that is)
How about you? What are your favourite smells?




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35 comments:

  1. I love the smell of citrus, too - so bright. And vanilla - so comforting. Great list!

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  2. There is this heavy smell after the rain in summer in the city. Like the asphalt is sizzling or something. And I love it too. Vanilla and cinnamon and chocolate. Yum!

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    1. Yeah, I guess a big part of the smell is wet pavement. I always think of it as a dirt smell, but I'm pretty sure there's a lot more asphalt than dirt in our neighbourhood... :)

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  3. Citrus, lavender, chocolate, cinnamon, pine, nodding my head all the way through your list.

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    1. Yeah, none too original with those, hey? :)

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    2. I was thinking more great minds think alike : )

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  4. ohhhhh I love the rain smell too. GREAT list!

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  5. I LOVE lavender! Get me anything lavender and you will be my friend for life!

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    1. Ooh, & I've just realized I spelled it wrong... gotta go fix that!

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  6. When I first started to read your list, I was saying-the smell of the first rain...smells like wet dirt? wet pavement.. I love lavender too. Anything lavender. Or bergamot-I feel like an earl grey junkie-I sniff my tea bags before putting them in the pot every day.
    I think I prefer cloves to cinnamon. I buy cloves for my spice drawer just so I can open the jar and sniff. I'm not sure I've used them for much else. Oh, and I put them in oatmeal (ground cloves of course, not whole ones!)
    Fresh bread baking in my oven gets me too. Or muffins, but yeasty bread is best.

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    1. Why am I not surprised at the tea bag sniffing? ;)

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  7. I love cinnamon and vanilla, too! I didn't think to include those heavenly scents!

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  8. The lavender, vanilla and cinnamon fall into my candle list :) Love them!

    Here's my list :

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2013/03/listicles-smells-31113.html

    Colletta

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    1. They are popular candle scents, aren't they?

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  9. The paper tree thingies people hang in their car is AWFUL. Not only that, if its a new one, you'll walk around smelling like Pine all day. There's not many flowers I like the smell of but Lavender would be one that I do like.

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    1. I hate most artificial scents. Give me natural essential oil any day!

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  10. Great list!! Hate to say it but I love the smell of old skool Tide - reminds me of my childhood best friend's house. And my husband's shaving gel. I started using his shaving gel when we first got together because I'd always have a bit of that chemical-manly smell on me:) Oh and new books - it's probably really the smell of glue or something but I just love it.

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    1. Ooh, yes, books! I'd forgotten that one. It is probably glue or chemicals from the paper making process but it has such a positive association for me too.

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  11. Wow, you had a bunch of things not on my list that I totally love the smell of too. Thanks for reminding me of them.

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  12. Great list - you had a few I didn't think to add to mine, but they would definitely be up there - grapefruit (although I had oranges) and black tea. And baby heads are making a lot of lists!

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    1. Yup, babies do smell great to most of us. Probably part of the reason the species has survived... ;)

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  13. Good ones--I love fresh pine, too, like the house with a wonderful-smelling Christmas tree. I didn't know marmoleum smelled good--I've been thinking of getting marmoleum for our kitchen, too!

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    1. It smells natural, earthy. Plus the ingredients are things you'd recognize, like wood, linseed oil, jute. So much nicer than vinyl flooring!

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  14. Oh wow - you have some nice entries that I hadn't even thought of...

    I love the scent of vanilla extract when I'm baking.

    Real pine is such a beautiful smell, especially when you're roaming about a forest.

    Grapefruit does have a really nice scent, but I cannot stand the scent it leaves behind on your hands after peeling - to me, it is NOT the same.

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    1. Wow, that's funny--I've never noticed the smell left behind being substantially different. I'll have to check that next time I peel one.

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  15. I totally agree with everything except for the pine, I'm terribly allergic!!!

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    1. Ooh. Guess there are worse things to be allergic to. Seems like it would be easy to avoid, for the most part... unless you live in a pine forest...

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  16. Great list!! I can also relate with a majority of the smells on your list

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  17. I love the smell of pine also! and vanilla!

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