I am so thankful that I have a very keen sense of smell. My mom used to say that I could smell something a block away. It serves me well when the smell is pleasant. And not too good when the smell is not. But today I am going to tell you about the smells that I love.
First of all I like anything vanilla. My newest crush of all time in candles is Bath and Body Works Warm Vanilla Sugar....um to die for. I could have one of these burning 24/7 if they weren't so expensive.
Next, my favorite smell is any kind of baking bread. We used to have a bakery down town that baked bread everyday and I loved to drive around down town with the car windows down just so I could smell that wonderful odor.
I also love anything with oranges and lemons. I like to just hold an orange or a lemon to my nose and smell. But if there is a product with either then I am in love forever. My favorite all time cuticle cream is Burt's Bees Lemon Butter cuticle cream. I put it on my cuticles every night. And I do admit that sometimes I just open the little tin to sniff it. Honestly!
Richard always bought me Vanderbilt perfume and lotion. He loved the smell and he said he always knew where to find me when he smelled it. I have only drops left in the last bottle he bought me. I guess I'll have to see if I can find it and buy myself some. It is my signature fragrance. Do you have a signature fragrance.
And last, but not by any means least, is the smell of the men's cologne Obsession. This is what Richard wore. He had a bottle left and after he died I split it into 3 little tiny spray bottles for Harley, Paige, and me. The girls spray theirs onto their pillow at night and remember Papa. I sniff mine occasionally
and when I am really missing him I spray it on the bed before I crawl in. Crazy! Maybe! But it is what we do. And when we run out I haven't a doubt I will buy more.
Smells that remind me of my mother are the perfume Tabu and anything lilac. Oh, how she loved those smells. I remember my uncle and my dad whenever I smell Old Spice or Aqua Velva. The smell of the air when rain is coming always takes me back to my childhood, for some reason. I haven't a clue as to why.
Do you have favorite smells? Aren't you glad that we are able to smell? I cannot image what it would be like to go through life without my favorite smells.