My Top 5: Favourite Smells

Top 5 Favourite Smells

If you’re a parent, you’ll know the smell I’m talking about. That sweet intoxicating scent of a minutes old newborn baby, that makes you want to just hold them and breathe them in forever. WHAT IS IT?! Whatever it is, that smell is the best smell in the world.
I’m sure a lot of people would say this is one of their favourite smells. Don’t estate agents recommend having something baking when prospective buyers come to view a house? I frequently make my own bread, it’s fairly easy but does take a lot of time. I’ve thought about getting a breadmaker instead so I can get the same results but with a lot less elbow grease.

Weirdly, I’m not particularly fussed about lavender-scented products but fresh lavender just blows my mind. My front garden is filled with lavender plants all along the front wall. They’re currently in bloom and it’s amazing! I also live a short drive from the Hitchin Lavender Farm which is breathtakingly stunning. It’s a favourite spot for taking family photos as the views are incredible.

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I love opening new packs of coffee. I actually get a little bit excited about it and get slightly annoyed if Ian beats me to it. Whether it’s popping the seal on a jar of instant coffee with a spoon or ripping open a packet of ground coffee, that first whiff of the coffee is the best. Subsequent sniffs just aren’t the same!

I can always tell when it’s going to rain because I can smell it in the air. Do you know what I mean? It smells cool and warm and salty and crisp. And when it’s raining the air smells so fresh and so clean. Rain in the summer is the best. I love to sleep with the windows open when it rains.

What are your favourite smells? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. I love coffee, vanilla, freshly cut grass and roses x

    1. Yay another coffee fan. Those are all lovely smells x

  2. Great idea for a post! There is a word for the scent of rain, but it escapes me at the moment...
    I love all of those scents, and I'd also have to add freshly cut grass and the scent of lillies to my favourites

    1. My mission now will be to find out what that word is! Grass and lillies are lovely smell too

  3. I love the smell of fresh laundry, particularly getting into bed after you've just changed the sheets! xx

    1. I am a little bit obsessed with laundry actually, and love the feeling of getting into crisp bed linen! Bliss! x

  4. I love all the smells that you have mentioned in your post and I will also add to your list scented candles, barbeques, new car, cakes baking in the own, fresh flowers, the seaside, fresh laundry and freshly cut grass, xx #TheList

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  5. Love the smell of the coffee!

  6. Oh yes - I agree. Babies....mmmmm! I love my vanilla latte, smells amazing. I also love sweet perfume and freshly cut grass. Jess xx

  7. I love the smell of coffee! Also rain, its somewhat comforting :) Thanks for sharing


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