Back again! Been hanging to get back on here but with Uni assignments due and 2 little people’s birthdays this space had to wait. Just a light one to get back into the swing of things.
I was at the supermarket today. I don’t know about you but I stand in the hand wash, body wash and deodorant aisle for eons. Why? I stand there and have to smell everything. My body wash for the fortnight usually depends on my mood whilst shopping or what smell I crave or feel like whilst standing there. It’s quite the dilemma when none of the smells are what I want.
When I’m pampering myself or have a special occasion like the birth of one of my babies I head off to the body shop for a body wash fix. Other times I do the layering effect of my perfume scented body wash, moisturising lotion then the perfume. Mmmm delish.
As you can tell I LOVE smell and scents. I love the smell of freshly cut grass, the air after rain, the smell of babies, the smell of a man with awesome cologne or even nice deodorant, the smell of something baking, the smell of essential oils…I could list endlessly.
I think smell is my favourite sense. I couldn’t do without any sense really but my sense of smell has such an impact on me. I’m like a sniffer dog sometimes. I know of a smell immediately, if something is in the air or on a person. Smell can turn me on or turn me off a person, a situation or a place immediately. My smell evokes beautiful memories but also some sad ones too. But what I love whether good or bad is that it takes me back to that point in time. Those people that were with me or what I was doing.
My brain immediately jolts back to the time we spent in the children’s hospital when I smell hand sanitizer. Moth balls or deep heat? I’m sitting in my grandparents house from years ago. Different perfumes? Various times in my life and houses or situations I was in. Now, I even avoid a brand of body wash as its what I used to use whilst I was in a very stressful time in my life and people I don’t want to give brain space or thoughts to.
So do you have favourite smells? Or memories that are triggered immediately by a certain smell? What is your favourite sense?