August 25, 2005

Speaking of Noses….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:35 pm

Not surprisingly, thinking about my nose got me to thinking about things I like the smell of. (Should I have said, “…thinking about the things, the smell of which I like”? Nah …. too cumbersome.)

Anyway, here is the list, which is in no particular order of preference

1. Apple Pie in the oven

2. Freshly ground coffee

3. Cookies in the oven

4. Freshly bathed and powdered baby

5. Pizza

6. Gardenias

7. Sausage, peppers and onions cooking on the boardwalk

8. Roasting peanuts

9. The seashore

10. Wet dog (just checking to see if you read all the way to the bottom of the list)

Admittedly, this entry is not long on serious content, but I trust that it doesn’t “stink.”


  1. My # 2 – Freshly cut grass.
    # 1 – Freshly cut grass mowed by someone else.

    Comment by Ken Adams — August 25, 2005 @ 9:21 pm

  2. Freshly baked bread.

    The air just after it rains. At least in Montana anyway. I don’t know about Jersey air though.


    These are a few of my favorite things…

    Comment by Randy — August 25, 2005 @ 11:38 pm

  3. How fresh the air smells after a nice rain.

    The smell of the house when Mom was making home made soup and it had been simmering all day.

    I really liked this post. Good memories. Good stuff.

    Comment by Moogie — August 26, 2005 @ 7:42 am

  4. Homemade cookies
    Freshy baked Bread
    Squeaky clean kids
    Fresh Sheets on the bed
    Yankee Candle – French Vanilla
    A fresh Christmas tree
    The ocean
    Freshly cut citrus

    (just to name a few)

    Comment by Kate — August 26, 2005 @ 9:18 am

  5. the smell of napalm in the morning…

    Comment by robert duvall — August 26, 2005 @ 12:07 pm

  6. 10. new telephone poles
    9. freshly laundered towels
    8. the interior of a new car
    7. freshly split fire wood
    6. wood smoke
    5. my cat’s fur
    4. the air of an autumn morning
    3. the forest on a summer’s night
    2. Thanksgiving
    1. My wife’s hair

    Comment by gregor — August 26, 2005 @ 1:05 pm

  7. .. man, you forgot gunpowder…

    Comment by Eric — August 26, 2005 @ 4:23 pm

  8. As to number 4 I’m sure you forgot to mention that they also must be properly cooked.

    Comment by Azygos — August 26, 2005 @ 11:40 pm

  9. interesting topic

    I once claimed that if I had to give up one of my senses, I would choose the sense of…

    Trackback by Gut Rumbles — August 27, 2005 @ 11:43 am

  10. Stank

    Acidman’s probably going to ban me from linking to his blog after I cat-blogged (he HATES cats as much as I love them), but oh well. He has a post up about the worst smells, and links to another post

    Trackback by Grand Mental Station — August 27, 2005 @ 2:14 pm

  11. The smell of a brand-new car. That’s just about the finest smell in the world. ‘Cept maybe for…

    Comment by Roland D LeBay — August 27, 2005 @ 4:40 pm

  12. the smell of fries and burgers cooking in the daylodge at sunhine village after a hard morning of skiing in the cold with my freestyle team, some of my favorite people in the world.

    Comment by steve zink — August 27, 2005 @ 11:25 pm

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