August 21, 2003

Baby's Breath

If I said that something smelled like a new puppy, would you know what I mean? For me, it's one of those olfactory memories from early childhood-- like the smell of zoysia grass cut with a push-mower (I hear the whirr of the curved blades too, now that I think about it); the smell of bread baking (not in our house, but downtown, near the Merita Bakery) or the smell of summer rain on hot Alabama sidewalks.

Puppies smell the way they always have since they were first invented. How do you describe a smell but in terms of other smells? What combination makes "essence of puppy"?

Caramel, coffee, warm milk and a very subtle undertone of skunk.

Your turn.

Posted by fred1st at August 21, 2003 09:02 PM | TrackBack

yes - caramel is there,isn't it. It's been over 14 years but I venture:

Milk and dust and an ounce of musk.

Posted by: boynton at August 22, 2003 02:05 AM

How interesting. Before reading Boynton's comment I was thinking "musk, sawdust, and honeysuckle".

Posted by: Cop Car at August 22, 2003 03:06 AM

coffee and stale corn chips...

Posted by: Another Dave at August 22, 2003 02:51 PM

stale corn chips, honeysuckle, dust, and sunshine (you know, that smell of having been in the sun for hours - without the sweat)

Posted by: Da Goddess at August 26, 2003 02:42 PM

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