Friday Five – Aromas

This is a kinda boring Friday Five, but hey, “boring” has never stopped me before, so without further ado:

What are your favorite smells/scents?

Cut grass. Petrol.  Sunscreen. Rubin’s head (when he’s not been rubbing it in Unmentionables, obviously). The pages of certain books, particularly textbook-type ones, which often have this really distinctive scent that I can’t really describe – only when they’re new, though.  Libraries. The interior of Lush stores.  Leather handbags.  The immigtration hall at Sanford airport. The interior of a brand new car.  Terry’s neck.

Do they bring back memories for you? If so, what?

Well, yeah. For instance, the smell of Rubin’s head? Totally makes me think of Rubin, every time. Cut grass and sunscreen makes me think of summer, d’uh! Petrol… umm, let me get back to you on that. Other things, like a certain brand of supermarket hairspray, transport me instantly back to my teenage years, when I used to spray my hair into this hideous “quiff” thing, that would still be standing even after I’d slept on it. This hairspray was so strong you could use it to stick coins to your forehead, and I’ve no idea how I came to discover that.  Also, The Body Shop’s White Musk perfume will take me back to that same era, while Calvin Klein’s ‘Escape’ is my 2nd year of university, and ‘Obsession’ is a certain bar in a certain small town in central Scotland, with sticky carpets and stale cigarette smoke.

What are your least favorite smells/scents?

Hospitals. That unique smell of disinfectant and… well, death, I guess.

Do they bring back memories for you? If so, what?

Yes,  and too many of them.

What are your favorite perfumes/colognes?

I like to stick to a ‘signature’ scent rather than swapping around. For years now it’s been Jean Paul Gaultier’s ‘Classique’,  but I’m thinking of defecting to ‘Fragile’. I guess I’m a Gaultier girl at heart, although as the answers above show,  I also like Calvin Klein’s work in the fragrance department, and you can’t beat a bit of Chanel.

And now it’s your turn…