Saturday Slant: Favorite Scent

week 24

What is your favorite scent?

Scents can com­fort us. They trig­ger mem­o­ries more often than any other single-sense stim­uli because the olfac­tory cen­ter of the brain is adja­cent to the area in which we store long-term mem­o­ries. Scents can remind us of a favorite time or place or per­son. They can make us feel safe or exhil­i­rated. What is your favorite smell? Why is it your favorite scent? Does it remind you of something?

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Sorry to be late today. I’ve been expe­ri­enc­ing dra­matic con­nec­tion issues, and am hav­ing my modem replaced.

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13 Responses

  1. Kayla Ann says:

    MY ANSWER:
    Doesn’t water­melon have sort of a scent? If it does that’s my favorite scent because it reminds me of a pic­ture of my father and I when I was about 3. We are sit­ting on the linoleum floor at my old house and there’s a huge mess of water­melon every­where. Dad is look­ing at me and I just have the biggest grin on my face. I can barely remem­ber that day, but I remem­ber what I was think­ing when that pic­ture was taken. “Uh Oh! We’re in trou­ble now!” I have no idea of the con­se­quences of that lit­tle escapade but I’m still here, 11 years later, so it couldn’t have been too ter­ri­bly bad.

  2. Margot says:

    What is your favorite scent? My two favorite scent are vanilla and greek sea­son­ing, vanilla because reminds me of the bak­ing my favorite cof­fee cake and greek sea­son­ing because it reminds me of the love of my life.
    (recipes on my xanga site)

  3. Dorothy says:

    Nothing as arous­ing as a great scent…I’m up!

  4. Frida says:

    Here’s mine…My most hon­est answers to ques­tions like these always seem to be non-answers for some rea­son. Anyway, I’ve posted since then, so click here to go directly to that entry.

  5. Roon says:

    Mine is up. Surprisingly, this was a toughie for me.

  6. Jaime says:

    Mine’s up. :)

  7. granni39 says:

    mine is up! ;-)

  8. Frida says:

    Here it is…I’d say that’s the least per­sonal thing in the entry, though.

  9. George Orwell says:

    I rec­om­mend peo­ple seek out incense stores that carry Japanese incense.

    There will be a vari­ety of refined smells avail­able, and there is no “stick” inside the incense, so when it burns, you get a pure effect.

  10. Pariah Burke says:

    I’ll have to look for some of those.

  11. mimi says:

    i like the smell of sun­screen. i like the smell of incense. i like the smell of hugo boss and armani imporio.