childhood

The smells of summers past

I was standing by my bathroom window when a slight breeze swept in. With it, came a flood of memories. A 101 smells in one.

Dejavu

Woody

Firestorm

Musk

Ocean

Deep fried twinkies

Cabin

Mildew

Key lime pie

Greenery

Pink lemonade

Memories of summer past

Mojitos

Orange lipgloss

Jet fuel

Scented memories

Sorbet

Hot dogs

Sunblock

Honeysuckle

Chlorine

Popcorn

Gazpacho

Petrichor

Grass

Sweat

Peaches

Barbeque

Time

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  1. Funny how certain scents take us back in memory even more than sight or sound. Lovely post. By the way, I am heading to your favorite city, New York, next week, so any food suggestions would be most welcome.

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    • oh wow! Im so happy for you!
      Let’s see.
      –I love ABC kitchen: get the olives, basil lime daiquiri
      –there’s eately and their restaurant in the back
      –Spicy Village for their pork pancakes
      –Boqueria for barcelona/spanish style tapas. There are two of them. Ive been to the one in the flatiron district
      –Momofuku. Just because
      –cronuts

      I could go on and on. Have fun! take pics of your food and share 🙂

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  2. Petrichor is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek πέτρα petra, meaning “stone”, and ἰχώρ īchōr, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.

    The term was coined in 1964 by two Australian CSIRO researchers, Isabel Joy Bear and Richard G. Thomas, for an article in the journal Nature. In the article, the authors describe how the smell derives from an oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods, whereupon it is absorbed by clay-based soils and rocks. During rain, the oil is released into the air along with another compound, geosmin, a metabolic by-product of certain actinobacteria, which is emitted by wet soil, producing the distinctive scent; ozone may also be present if there is lightning.[3] In a follow-up paper, Bear and Thomas (1965) showed that the oil retards seed germination and early plant growth. 😉

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