I have woken this morning to the smell of freshly baked bread coming from the house of my earth mother neighbour. It took me a second to understand what had woken me and why I was salivating. I will certainly detour via the local bakery and pick up a couple of nice warm rolls on my way to work. I might even stop for an espresso so I can drink in that aroma as well this morning.
Another of my favourite smells is newly cut grass on a summer afternoon. The noise of suburban lawnmowers in symphony can get tedious but the smell that later pervades the neighbourhood makes it all worthwhile.
In winter I always have fresh oranges, grapefruit and lemons in bowls in the kitchen and living area. I think the smell is the best air freshener of all during a damp winter.
What rocks your olfactory sense? What doesn’t?