Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Scents and Smelling
Growing up I remember smelling mama’s cooking. Breakfast was always a pleasant smell. We very seldom had pancakes but very often there was gravy and eggs. Always her delicious biscuits. There were times we had cornflakes or what she called post toasties.
Daddy shaved every day and used Mennen Skin Bracer. I loved that smell and used it myself until I discovered Old Spice. LOL
My mama on the other hand used an Avon ‘toilet water’ (That always amazed me, it sure didn’t sound as good as it smelled). I doubt if my mama ever had an expensive perfume.
I don’t exactly know when, but I think I bought Sherry some Chanel #5. I loved the smell. To this day she loves it and has some stored back. I associate that smell with my girl.(She will correct me in a little while if I am wrong)
This evening as I was walking beside the road I was overwhelmed with the smell of Honey Suckles. Ahh, I love that wild clean, carefree smell. It gives the sense of running wild. I love it.
The smell of Carnations remind me of death. They must have been the most used flower for funeral wreaths.
Growing up there were lots of traditions and habits carried on through the years. One was the rose in your lapel or penned to a dress. Red if your mother was living a white rose meant mama was passed from this life. As a kid and until I was grown I wore a red rose. The Rose smell to me was life and I associated the smell with a RED rose.
I have been told that a person born blind or deaf has an increased sense of smell. I don’t know if that is true or not, but it would be nice to have something in the trade off.
Do you associate any smells with events or things?