I’ve already dealt with this in a previous post, Aromatic Memories, so here I’ll choose five different smells for which I am grateful:
- As regular readers of this blog will know, I am a confirmed “tea man” and I only drink coffee a few times a year. And yet, the smell of ground coffee is totally compelling. If coffee tasted anywhere near as good as it smells, I’d be Starbucks’ biggest fan.
- Many years ago, in order to while away a wet afternoon, my parents, sister and I took a tour of the Bushmills Irish Whiskey distillery on the North Antrim coast. At some point they brought us into the warehouse where the whiskey was aging in oak casks. About 10% of the liquor evaporates during the aging process and this portion is known as “the angels’ share.” All I know is that I could have stood there until I collapsed.
- I love the smell of curry, especially Japanese “House” curry. I was making some recently for myself when another member of the community popped out of his room to find out where the awful stink was coming from. No accounting for taste, is there?
- Conscious that this is my second reference to alcohol, I nonetheless want to state that the aroma of calvados [French apple brandy] warming in a balloon glass is glorious beyond words.
- The sea-weedy ozone aroma of a beach as you walk along it always smells just right.
What aromas are you grateful for today?