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Old 08-03-2005, 08:26 AM   #1
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Your favorite aromas?

your favorite kitchen aromas, i mean.

has this question been posted before? if so, i apologize.

anyhow, my favorite of all is anything with sage. i adore that aroma. it's just lovely.

i might not drink coffee, but i could hang around and smell it all day long, either brewing or better yet, freshly-ground coffee beans.

and bread baking, i almost forgot that one. yummmmm.....

how 'bout you? what are your favorites?

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Old 08-03-2005, 08:36 AM   #2
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Steeping grains while brewing (It's that grainy-sweet smell you get when you drive by a brewery)

Hickory smoke from a smoker

Apple pie in the oven

Thanksgiving morning in the kitchen when the turkey is cooking...

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Old 08-03-2005, 09:07 AM   #3
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When I'm baking a traditional Christmas cake or christmas puddings are steaming away....

A traditional roast beef and yorkshire pudding 'roast dinner'

Coffee brewing

Bread baking

Scotch broth, simmering away and getting tastier and tastier with every hour....
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Old 08-03-2005, 09:19 AM   #4
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Coffee brewing, onions, cliantro, mesquite smoke on the grill, all very good stuff...


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Freshly baked bread.......or a nice roast in the oven....mmmm makes me hungry and its only 720 in the morn....
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #6
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There are too many that I would pick. Off the top of my head these are the ones I am thinking of, but this is in no way a complete list.

Coffee
Garlic
Meats browning
Apple pie baking
cinnamon
Fresh baked bread
Wood smoke
All the Thanksgiving smells
I even love the smell after the dishwasher finishes washing
Fresh herbs
The smell of ripe fruits
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #7
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Here's my personal Top Ten favorite aromas (Ever notice that an Aroma is a good thing, a Smell is a bad thing and a Scent is a perfume?)

1. Coffee Roasting! We have a place downtown that roast's their own beans. I could float away to heaven on the scent.

2. Coffee Brewing.

3. Bread Baking

4. Onion Baking in the oven. (Especially if it's cold and snowy. It just screams Christmas to me)

5. Cake Mix when you first open the box.

{Edited to add: "Whoops! I got of the subject (blush)" }

Non-Kitchen Aroma's

6. Crayons when you first open the box.

7. A new school book.

8. A bag of Halloween Candy.

9. The smell of the air after a frost has settled on fallen leaves.

10. The smell of leaves burning in the autumn.

11. (okay I lied) The smell of fresh cut grass.

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There are too many that I would pick. Off the top of my head these are the ones I am thinking of, but this is in no way a complete list.

Coffee
Garlic
Meats browning
Apple pie baking
cinnamon
Fresh baked bread
Wood smoke
All the Thanksgiving smells
I even love the smell after the dishwasher finishes washing
Fresh herbs
The smell of ripe fruits

Really??? How odd...I've never noticed for I am the dishwasher!
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:43 AM   #9
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i love the aromas you guys mentioned.
ronjohn, i was gonna say Thanksgiving dinner, too, lol. yum, roast turkey and gravy and crescent rolls.....
raven, you wrote it just right. new crayons and new school books used to be the best thing. any new book is such a good smell but i think especially if it has those glossy pages it's the best. even the smell of all the old books in the library is one i like.
since we're speaking of both kitchen and non-kitchen aromas, my favorite non-kitchen ones are Baby Magic, my beloved nag champa, sage-scented candles, plumeria body oil, and the smell of burnt-out matches, of all things, lol. and is there anything like freshly-washed-and-bleached bedsheets? or the scent that comes from that vent outside your house when someone's doing laundry? and Christmas trees!
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:48 AM   #10
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A few non-kitcen scents that I like are freshly cut grass, burning leaves, and gasoline. Crazy, but I like 'em!
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