There is something quite interesting about scents and memory and feeling. The smell of freshly cut grass brings back memories of playing the yard and the scent of ground coffee brings me back to my first job in a coffee shop. Scents can remind us of many things, but also they can make us feel new things.
I was out at a lounge this week with some friends and I started chatting with someone about the hand soap they have in the bathrooms. Now first you have to understand, this isn’t your typical bar lounge where the cheapest soap that actually smells worse than not washing your hands at all. No this is a pretty trendy place, hence the wonderful soap.
She and I were madly in love with this scent, while everyone else at the table looked at us as if we were a little messed up in the head. It wasn’t so much that this soap brought back memories, but that it instantly made me happy. Not just happy to have clean hands, but happy in some soothing and relaxed way. Now she and I can’t be the only ones that go crazy for this soap because the management had to install a device that doesn’t allow you to steal the bottle of soap. Really, it’s that good.
Maybe you think I’m crazy, but I am so in love with scents. Now obviously I’m not in love with extremely putrid smells, but of course I am captivated by the scents of nice things.
Currently I am in love with three scents right now: