Sunday, March 27, 2011
Scents of Autumn
Why is it that we associate certain aromas with particular things... like summer and fresh cut grass or watermelon, or freezing cold temps with wood smoke (from the fire) or hot chocolate? A favourite perfume and a time in your life (that would be Fire and Ice cool and Eau de Eden while I was at Uni, and the Beverly Hills 90210 fragrance from early high school). For me Autumn conjures thoughts and memories of the scent of leaves falling (and leaf fights! JOY) and apples - mostly ones that are being made into pie or crumble.
So today was one of those days where I was having the aroma match the season. I stewed up some apple and turned it into crumble. I love the golden brown crispness of the crumble topping, the cinnamon, and the fresh tartness of the apple. They just seem to go together like a hand in a glove.
What are your favourite scents? What do they remind you of?