ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
Coffee made with freshly roasted, freshly ground beans.
Marijuana, coffee, the desert after it rains, gasoline, the cat's fur when she comes in from the cool night, barbecue on the breeze, some girls behind their ear, the freeway, cigarette smoke, cigars.
Whilst walking by the river this morning there's was a smell of woodsmoke coming from one of the barges, a lovely autumnal smell.
I grew up at the country side where there were a lot of gravel roads . Every spring their was a big truck driving around spraying a pungent-smelling liquid on the roads to prevent the dust to swirl up. I loved that very sharp smell. For me that was the smell of spring. What ever it was I am sure it was harmful to inhale and banned for use a long time ago by now.
There is a particular smell which takes me back to my childhood. It's the smell of the club house at the Birmingham Motor Cycle Club my parents belonged to - I think it's a mixture of the cleaning stuff they used, mixed with beer and slightly greasy blokes - not very pleasant, but it's lodged in there somewhere!
It’s funny that, at least in my case, I can track almost all of my favourite smells back to my childhood.
With loss of smell being a major Covid symptom, ANY smell is a great smell at the moment.
Love the smell of a beef roast cooking - you can tell I am down to earth and love to eat.
On the other hand, I absolutely HATE the smell of pearl barley cooking - They fed us that in a recreation camp in East Germany and I went to bed hungry rather than eat it.
the sea, fresh coffee, warm spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice (the Christmas baking smells) babies, roses, lilac and yes, the smell of the people you love.
I can lower the tone by one I get to experience frequently and is awful - wet dog!
Lovely idea, @Brown Eyed Boy
the smell of skin of the people you love, even if sweaty (babies, lovers..)
my Mom's closet - it still smells indescribably like my childhood
our dog's smelly paws - they smell like the Hungarian Pick salami 🙂
newly cut grass, especially after it had rained
thunderstorm on a super hot summer day in the city
the smell of hay, lavender. basil, lemon/lime zest
the salty smell of the breeze at sea
I could go on...
The smell of humans we love. Yes!
If I’m allowed to be a little weird, I absolutely love the smell of my son‘s pee in his nappy. And his breath.
I could also smell my wife’s hair for hours! :)
@Tom Joad It's just love, nothing weird about it.
bacon frying in the morning...
Onions frying at night.
Fresh cut grass.
The smell of a pine tree forest when it rains.
The smell of the beaches where I come from when it‘s absolutely toasting and the vegetation releases this silvan, sweet, curry-like smell that mixes with the sea breeze coming from the Atlantic.
Freshly cut coriander.
The smoke coming from coal grilled sardines.
Concur with fresh coffee, fresh bread and creosote.
Add newly cut grass and the smell from a curry shop when you're absolutely starving.
I always loved the smell of creosote when I was a child. 😲
I think it's banned now.