This week's Ten on Tuesday topic is Ten Favorite Smells....
1. Hyacinth. They remind me of spring, Easter and my birthday.
2. A traditional Italian dinner bubbling in my grandma's kitchen: porketta, ravioli, gnocchi, lasagna, pizelle... My grandmother's maiden name is Furno and yes, my great grandfather made wine in his basement. Throughout my childhood, we spent lots of time visiting my grandmother's hometown--the smell of simmering tomato sauce is the quickest way back there. You can read a great article about Iron Mountain's delicious legacy here.
3. Laundry. Most specifically, walking through a chilly neighborhood at night and smelling fabric softener coming through the dryer vent.
4. Sweet Petula Fig Leaf soap. This scent is so incredible that I admit to spending an extra ten minutes in the shower every time I'm lucky enough have a bar of it in the house.
5. Pipe tobacco. One of my uncles used to smoke a pipe and it reminds me of more good times spent with my family. (See #2.)
6. Gap Earth. A short-lived scent from their bath and body line, this is all I have left. I am savoring it because a 4 oz. bottle is going for $250 on eBay. It reminds me of college, most specifically the fall of 2001 and the night my parents dropped me off in front of Champion for the first time. One of the best years of my life. (Love you guys!)
7. Bacon frying. Family [mom's side] + rustic lakeside cottages + knotty pine = wonderful summer memories. (But of course, you've heard me wax poetic about bacon before.)
8. Pine needles. They either remind me of wild blueberry picking with my grandma on Lake Margrethe or Christmas at my parents'. Happy, happy.
9. Old Spice. My favorite husband uses Old Spice deodorant and body wash. Love.
10. Skunks. Technically, I'm not crazy about that nasty nostril burn, but I'm in love what it signifies--the end of hibernation. You can imagine my delight when I caught my first pungent whiff this morning on my way to work. Spring! It's coming!
Thanks again for a great topic, Carole!