Thursday, August 04, 2011

Summer Scents

At the beginning of the summer, I read an autobiography about a woman who lost her sense of scent, and how profoundly it effected her. Since then, I've been paying more attention to--and appreciating--the aromas in my everyday world, especially right now, those associated with summer.

For me, the number one scent of summer, going all the way back to my earliest? Chlorine!

Followed by the sun tanning lotion that I used as a kid--no, not sunblock, back then we were TRYING to burn!

On a more recent note, this scent makes me think of the beach in Italy:

Vendors carry around peeled chunks in ice chests calling out, "Coca Bella!" which I imagine to mean "Pretty Coconut!" In any case, I'm a total goner for it whenever I'm there, so it has a strong summer association for me now.

How about you? What scents make you think of summer, either now or all year long?


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Heather Davis said...

Mmm... coconut! That's a good summer smell!

I also love the smell of the breeze in Hawaii. Hiking up a hill to a waterfall on Oahu you get to a red dirt cliff and catch jasmine and other tropical deliciousness on the breeze.

And, love the smell of lawns being mowed in the afternoon. Always reminds me of hanging around in the backyard as a kid.

Summer! Yay! (It's finally here in the NW, by the way.)

sunnynikki said...

The beach smells both like summer and home. It is a combo of sunscreen, pina colodas (which I don't actually drink, it is just what my after sun lotion smells like), sand, and strong ocean. Love it, wish I could bottle it for year round enjoyment.

TinaFerraro said...

With so many here and on my Facebook page mentioning pina colada/coconut as a summer smell, makes me wonder if there's a shampoo or body wash we could use year round?

stephhale said...

I just bought an amazing lotion called Aloha Colada from Philosophy the other day. It smells like summer. :)

TinaFerraro said...

Sounds wonderful, Steph, thank you!

Janie Emaus said...

Ban de Soliel, for starters.
Definitely chlorine.
The smell of corn on the barbeque.
And crickets. I know they don't smell, but they remind me of summer.

TinaFerraro said...

Huh, I am not sure crickets have a scent that humans can detect, but somehow, Janie, I feel a new story in you coming on! =)

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Suma Subramaniam said...

Nice Tina.

Mangoes do the magic for me in summer!