People with chemical sensitivities are always sniffing for threatening fragrances. There are so many smells that signal Trouble (yes, with a capital T). But all of our sniffing doesn't have to be negative. Last week I started a list of things I love to smell. Here it is for your perusal.
onions cooking in butter (the smell of Thanksgiving morning)
grapes steaming into grape juice
fresh hay or alfalfa (I like the smell of it, but will break out into a rash if I get near it)
the mint fields of western Oregon
the air after rain
dirt (full of organic compost, of course)
tomatoes fresh from the garden
applesauce cooking on the stove
sweaty little kid bodies after playing outside
the mock orange blossoms outside my bedroom window
Daphne blossoms (outside my bedroom window in the last house)
fresh olive oil
the onions stored in my garage
my husband's homemade bread (I can't eat it, but I love to smell it)
Now, Friends, what would you add to this list (that isn't produced by a chemical substance, of course)?