Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Nose Knows

     Happy Monday. Time make a list and link up with Stasha. Last week we got to read all about how accomplished everyone is, impressive and entertaining. This week 10 favourite smells. Easy, but only 10?

1 Cinnamon, reminds me of Christmas, baking, mulled wine
2 Daffodils, Canadian, first sign of spring, enough said.
3 Fresh cut hay, farm boy at heart.
4 Fresh turned earth., see above.
5 Horses, reminds me of home and being a kid.
6 Warm leather, as in riding tack. Get your minds out of the gutter.
7 Coffee, caffeine is my favourite vitamin
8 Chocolate, no explanation necessary.
9 Fresh sweat, okay let your imagination run wild.
10 Tomato plants, yes the plant not the fruit. I like the taste of the fruit but don't like the smell of cooking tomatoes, blech. I do love the smell of the plants, like geraniums and marigolds.
11 Because you knew I couldn't stick to only 10, gasoline. No, idea why just love the smell.

     I could have easily rhymed off a dozen more. Did you know a women's sense of smell is more acute than a man's? That's why we never shower unless we're looking for company LOL.

     Drop by Stasha's and see what makes our noses twitch.

32 comments:

  1. I hear you on the coffee. And cinnamon - that's a good one!

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    1. I always brew my coffee with cinnamon so I get both at once.

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  2. My mind was in the gutter at hay. That always makes my imagination go wild. In fact there is something about barns, hay, tack rooms... Too bad it is mostly girls that ride.

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    1. LOL, all those frisky farm folk. I'm sure you could find a tall dark and handsome cowboy somewhere.

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  3. hubba hubba to number 6- I'm off to find my husband....excuse me!.....(5 minutes) Ok I'm back. I can't believe you put tomato plants on there! I love that! AND OH MY GOSH my husband thinks I'm crazy for liking the smell of gasoline! And is that tid bit at the end true? Pretty interesting....

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    1. You crack me up. Now I can't get the image of your husband as the leather man from the Village People out of my head, LOL
      Love tomato plants, any green things really.
      As far as I know it's true, tied to the mating thing most accute during ovulation. You ladies can smell your best potential mates.

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  4. Chocolate is by far the best. I also love the smell of hay, but I'm so allergic to it, so I tend to smell from afar!

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    1. I agree, chocolate is the best. Funny, I have hayfever in the city but it goes away if I'm visiting the farm.

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  5. The sweat is even better when mixed with smoke smell say from oh I don't know a fireman.. ahem yah go in the gutter lol.

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    1. Hmm, I can honsetly say I've never had the oppurtunity to smell a fireman. May have to work on that one. In the interest of science of course.

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  6. My mind briefly went to the gutter... and then I remembered your family and OMG Retreat!! LOL
    But of course, you know I get it: the hay, the tack, the horses, Grandma's buns...
    Dammit!
    almost made it out clean :)

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  7. I love that earthy smell, too! I almost included it in my list, but it didn't make my final cut. :)

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    1. There are so many, it was really hard to narrow it down.

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  8. Too funny about the shower! I would agree about the women having a better sense of smell :)

    Here's my list:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2013/03/listicles-smells-31113.html

    Colletta

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    1. We just don't know any better, we can't smell ourselves. LOL

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  9. Gotta say I just don't get #10 - but I know a lot of people love the smell of gasoline. Not me - but I'm with you on numbers 7 & 8!

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    1. I was surprised to see tomato plants and gasoline make other people lists too.

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  10. This is the second one I've seen with gasoline. When I get gasoline on me you'd think I'd been sprayed with a skunk.

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    1. After trying to wash the dog when it's been sprayed I can say they don't smell the same to me LOL

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  11. So glad to know I'm not the only one that loves tomato plants! :)

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    1. We're not alone, it crept up in a few lists this week

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  12. #11 reminds me of the smell of Sharpies or whiteout...do you like those, too? :)

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    1. As a matter of fact if I think about it, yes I do like the smell of those too.

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  13. hee hee @ #9.

    I never thought about it, but yes, tomato plants really do smell good...and I kinda like hay too, but from a field and not near any farm animals...the two smells together are nauseating to me.

    @ Marie - I like the very first whiff of a Sharpie or permanent marker, but anything after that is an instant headache.

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    1. I'm not even going to ask where your imagination took you on #9.
      I have to agree with the headache thing too. I guess that's why they put those warnings on them.

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  14. OK. You lost me at sweat and gas. Blech. Blech. Blech. But all the others, I totes get:)
    My fave. . .Lavender. No explanation needed.

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    1. Sweat and gas, that sounds like an episode of Married with Children LOL
      Love the smell of lavender too, fresh, dried, candles

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  15. I love your list, it so different! I love the smell of horses too!

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    1. Thanks, must be a guy thing. I've always liked the smell of horses. Not something most people appreciate smelling on you if you've been in the barn all day. LOL

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  16. Ha ha my mind was in the gutter so early in this list :)

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