October 15, 2010

Smells good!

I just love the smell of camphor!.. and hing powder ( asafetida) and petrol and lemongrass and like most people I know - first rain.

What are the (non- perfume/ non-cosmetics) smells you like?

12 comments:

Vidya said...

The ones you've mentioned + ghee in paruppu saadham!

Gayatri said...

- Nice
- And a blog is born
- http://meetgayatri.blogspot.com/2010/10/aroma.html

Hip Grandma said...

I used to love the smell of a baby bathed with 'payatham mavu and vasanai podi'. The luxury is now gone. apart from your list that could be mine too i love the smell of sandal wood paste and agarbatthi.

BTW a very happy b'day to aditi. She looks very cute and even more self assured than anush.

sandhya said...

Hing and the first rain like you. Grass newly mowed, a new book, baby smell, freshly cut watermelon, mint, fennel, fresh coriander,

Swetha said...

http://kswetha.wordpress.com/2007/09/13/the-tongue-tang/

Arundhati said...

Apart from camphor, rain and petrol - kitchen smells (coriander, ginger and of food cooking), puja smells (sandal paste, agarbatti, ghee, tulsi, flowers, sambhrani), varnish, marker ink
Not sure about this but I was told people who get that heady feeling on smelling petrol/varnish/marker are more likely to get addicted to stuff. My only addiction used to be 'Coffee Bite' - if I have one, I can't stop until I've had half a dozen!

How do we know said...

first rain, baby powder, mint, guava(i LOVE this smell), melon, good coffee brewing, some of the herbs... on and on..

The Print Lover said...

Most favorite smell: Pavazhamalli.

ChoxBox said...

Old books.

Johnson & Johnson baby lotion.

Sleeping babies.

Anonymous said...

old books in a library, roasting cumin seeds, cake baking, puja smells,
...this sounds funny, but my grandmothers had this nice and warm smell. Probably it was cuticura with dollops of love, hugs and kisses.


Anu

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

First rain ... agarbatti ... "Saam RaNi" (used to dry little babies after an oil bath ... infact I just love freshly bathed babies ....

RGB said...

Smell of rain....yes! The aroma of freshly baked cakes & bread and of course any good food. CK One Perfume. Baby. Filter coffee. Old books....and the list can go on :)