Do you have a favorite scent?
For me it is privet blossoms!
They have the same intoxicating effect on me as on the small Cabbage-white butterflies that flock to drink their nectar in late summer.
Like children running frantically into the streets at the faintest sound of music pouring from the megaphone of an ice cream truck anywhere withing a 10 block radius. We just can’t resist the siren song of sweet treats.
At the first honeyed scent of privets in bloom, I set off to locate the mother ship and bury my nose in its inevitable, abundance of blossoms.
Inhaling so deeply that I might taste the candied nectar with my very soul.
It is by far my most favorite scent!
New born babies (they totally smell like heaven and cheese cake) do run a very close second. A photo finish for 1st really.
It’s just that those precious little bundles have the ability to annihilate their euphoric aroma with one far less pleasant at the drop of an unexpected hat.
“POOF!” and its a tiny bundle of stink bomb! A fresh whiff of backed up mainline at your service!
How does such a big, bad smell come from something so tiny? Something so fresh from heaven?
It’s clearly biological warfare. Maybe a highly sophisticated cloaking device? Against would be predators and potential threats real or perceived.
I suppose they DO have the highest security clearance and a license to conceal carry a loaded weapon.
You know, that stinky bit has me ditching diaper duty back over to mama, because you know, you absolutely can do that while you run for breathable air.
Sometimes, they even manage to eject clingy stink-a-roo like Spider-Man ejects webs!
Handler BEWARE! The stink will NOT relent!
That’s it. You are marked as a poop-poo, direct hit for the foreseeable future. Baby has sunk your battleship.
No amount or type of cleaner can free you from its’ stench laden wrath. You must learn to bend up wind from the bull’s eye area, while still appearing calm and relaxed.
Being a contortionist (or black belt equivalent in yoga) does come in handy in just such a situation.
Vic’s vapor rub liberally piped into each nostril does work in a pinch.
(Feel free to make nostril rosettes at tail end of your nose frosting. If you’re feeling a little crafty, decorative even.)
Privets never do that quick change magic act!
Perfection! (Chef’s kiss)
Today’s prompt, (bet you started to think I’d never get to it) pick a favorite smell and how you respond when you smell its aroma.
Then contrast it with a least favorite smell!
Really dig in if you can.
Please share a bit of what you wrote with the group if you will?
If you’re in need of more fresh ideas for writing about the sensation of smell, check out this post from the staff writers at masterclass.com.
Please do feel free the change this prompt in anyway that inspires you.
There’s always more than one, creative style, right answer.