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Let’s talk about smells.

Rate on a scale from one to ten, how weird I am; being the person who loves the “smell” inside the freezers. The icy cold smell. I am crazy about it. Literally crazy!

I would keep my head inside the freezer of my refrigerator, inhale as much as I can.. taste every air inside it. Now, don’t come up with the health effects of doing so (if there’s any!) Because I am head over heels in love with that smell. I just can’t get over it, no matter how old I am!

This is partially the reason why I eat ice. Yeah I do that as well.

Petrol pumps (gas stations) are like my second home. The love for the smell of petrol doesn’t really run in my family. On the contrary, all of them are repulsive towards it, Except for me. The moment I enter the station, I start becoming restless.

The invigorating smell of the fuel makes me happy for no reason! This is one of the things that I miss a lot after the pandemic, the one thing that I miss after being masked!

Now here’s a one that most of you can relate. The smell of books. I don’t know why, but I loved to sniff books back then.

The fragrance of the brown pages.. It’s refreshing for me. Especially the ones that I borrowed from the library because there were some really really old books. And I am in love with old books for two reasons: one – the font; and the other reason is its exclusive smell. I bet you can’t find it anywhere else.

The list is endless. I give a special attention to the smells around me. Last day, I was completely off but then the petrichor emanating from the ground below me lifted me up instanly. It reminded me of a lot of things!

It is a fact that smells trigger memories. A few days back I was hit by a fragrance of a perfume and it took me back to those days when our joint family used to spend the holidays together. Long back that was. The perfume reminded me of the love that was then fluttering in the air. It reminded me of the mud cakes that I made (and successfully served to the elders in the house) and the bilimbi tree that stood near to the well. Everything came back to me in a jiffy.

As a child, I used to spend a lot of time in my grandmother’s home. All the vacations were a joy for me, and I was on full spirit. The day was spent either plucking mangoes and preparing pickles or cooking some dishes with her. Sometimes the whole day passed by, gossiping about the happenings around us.

At night, we would sit in the living room, watching TV. When it’s time for sleep, she would literally drag me to the room as I was reluctant to part with the show telecasting on the TV and also the smell of the Jasmines that bloomed during the night. None of the jasmine attar in the market can compete to that fragrance.

If you ask me what makes me happy, .. there are a lot of things actually.. but right now this makes me happy. The fact that we do have beautiful memories.. beautiful moments in the past that’s worth cherishing every second. No pictures of those were taken. But scars were created naturally. And even right now.

What are some of your favourite smells?πŸ˜ƒ

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13 Replies to “Let’s talk about smells.”

  1. I loved this, and completely related to it. Indeed, smell triggers memories, quite a lot. When I tell my mom that I remember a fragrance but haven’t smelled the scent anywhere else in a few years, she laughs about it and thinks it isn’t possible.

    I have a post in my drafts about smell too, still pending!

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  2. Ahh books. I wish there was a perfume which smelt like books.
    You like petrol? I like kerosene..pretty much the sameπŸ™Œ
    I loved this!! You always bave very unique ideas about your posts!

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  3. Same here dear , I just love the smell of petrol. And my friend also shares my taste of smell. she is also crazy about it . we thought we are the only creatures on earth that loved the smell of petrol but oh my were we wrong!! . oh and I also like the smell of book. you know I think you should try smelling newly bought books too believe me it is just great. Loved your post and please keep up the good work , it is just amazing. (just asking was my comment too long?)

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    1. And even I thought I was the only one who loves the smell of petrol and now it turns out.. most people do!
      Newly bought books do smell really good too! πŸ˜ƒ
      Thank you so much for taking time to share your thoughts! This made my day!!
      Keep visiting!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ƒ
      PS: No matter how long or short your comment is, I enjoy reading people’s thoughts and opinions. It’s feels so great! Thank you!πŸ™‚


  4. Loved this! I’ll just drop you and my daughter off at the local petrol station and you can bond πŸ˜›

    Some of my favourites? Vanilla essence – or really anything vanilla. When I bake, and it’s time to add the essence, I can always be found being delayed, with my nose almost attached to the bottle πŸ˜›
    I love the smell of freshly cut grass!
    And the smell of rain in the air!
    Freshly brewed coffee also always leaves me with a feeling of comfort πŸ˜‰
    SO many smells that have such amazing memories and feelings attached to them! πŸ™‚

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