I read an article in our local newspaper where the author described her favourite smell of summer. She describes freshly cut grass as “the defining scent of summer”. You can read the article in its entirety here. I do love the smell of a freshly cut lawn and have fond memories of summers past. I distinctly remember that smell from one summer when I stayed at my Aunt Marian’s house. She was my dad’s youngest sister and had 5 children. There was always room for one more! I woke up in a sunny bedroom with the heat radiating in the open window. The sound of the lawnmower was coming from across the street, but it was the odour that woke me up from my slumber. Heavenly!
That is not my favourite summer scent, however. The smell of bed linen that has been hung in the fresh air and sunshine is pure summer to me. I live in Canada and summer is so precious. Even hanging the sheets on the clothesline is a beautiful ritual. Taking down the laundry and bringing the freshness indoors is a huge treat.
What is your favourite smell?