Monday Mosaic #4 - Scent

“But soft, methinks I scent the morning air.” ~Shakespeare

My children are obsessed with favorites. What is your favorite color? Favorite food? Most favored possession? Do you have a favorite book? Favorite car? It is an endless cycle of inquiries. They are also quite adept at conjuring hypothetical questions to help ferret out what would be a favorite should I not provide them with an immediate answer. Questions like, “If you could give up one of your senses, what would it be?” I remember asking that question myself as a child and yet … I have never been able to answer it. I am rather fond of my senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch. I do not want to lose any of them.

Today, I bring you a few of my favorite scents …

1) Cinnamon; 2) Salty Ocean Air; 3) Coffee; 4) Fresh Cut Grass; 5) Lemons; 6) Cilantro; 7) Dark Chocolate; 8) Rain; 9) Books

“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains...” ~Diane Ackerman, American Writer


  1. Isn't it wonderful, how a scent can bring on a memory of a time, place or person? Like a flood of images and feelings, all from a simple sniff.

    Lovely mosaic.

    And wonderful choices! I second every last one of them!

  2. I love the smell of coffee, too. When at the grocery I walk very slowly down the coffee aisle to breathe in as much aroma as possible.

  3. As a kid, I figured I could most do without sight, preferring to hear voices, feel my way, keep my pleasure of food and aroma.

  4. I like the baking bread smell, plus all of your smells listed. I also like strange smells like gasoline and smoke. Wow, great post!


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