What’s your favorite scent?
Hard to think of my favourite scent. Like most things, it very much depends on context.
I love the smell of old style roses.
I love the smell of a smoky wood fire – it just seems to do something deeply reassuring to my neural net.
The smell of the ocean after a storm is amazing.
The smell of a beech forest in the rain.
The smell of freshly sawn lumber.
So many smells with so many contexts.
And the smell of wet dogs, or dogs trying to disguise their scents in the smelliest things they can find, are not amongst my favourites.
Have given Huia many a shower with shampoo (which she hates) after her finding something horrific (often dead seals, or old dead fishguts, or something equally horrific). The smellier it is the more she likes it.