Scents of the season: Summer
August 26, 2014 2 Comments
Scents are wonderful things. They’re connected with our memories and just a quick whiff of something familiar will bring back a flood of recollections. How many times were you taken away by a smell that brought you back a wonderful time in your life? When I was a kid, summer was the best time of the year. I think it had a lot to do with school being out for two months, but there were other things that I looked forward to as well. Summer brought with it smells that were distinctly its own. Mowed grass, the air after it rained, and the mouth-watering aroma of a barbeque, just to name a few.
Over the summer I asked people on Facebook and Twitter what scents/smells reminded them of summer. Here is a list from those who replied.
- mowed grass
- bugs pray,
- the way the air smells before it rains
Here are a few scents that remind me of summer:
- the way the air smells in the morning
- lake water
- bug spray
- coconut (I think all suntan lotion in the 70’s smelled like coconut)
- skunk spray
What about you? Did this list remind you of your summers? Do you have a scent/smell that wasn’t listed above? Different countries have different smells and I’d love to learn what scents remind overseas readers of summer