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Old 02-14-2018, 12:00 AM
 
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Lilacs and honeysuckles. Both send their fragrances with the wind.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:39 AM
 
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Rosemary, Jasmine, wild roses and Juniper .....

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Old 02-14-2018, 05:17 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I forgot but a few years ago my sons and I who were teenagers at the time, went to Lakewood Retreat just north of Tampa. It was around Easter so the orange blossoms were in bloom and there was an orange orchard near us. Wow - that was beautiful. I wonder if cherry blossoms have a fragrance?
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:18 AM
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Another "Travel Scent" was a vacation where I was re-tracing the "Oregon Trail" route settlers of the 19th century had taken. I remember driving in Wyoming and stopping by the side of the road, in addition to tumbleweed, there was alot of sagebrush. I distinctly remember the pungent scent in the air. My nose LOVES vacations...

Cedar another scent, I was in the historic "Indian King Tavern" in Haddonfield New Jersey just after they installed a brand new cedar roof. The wood was still "outscenting" and the whole interior smelled of fresh cedar shingles. Newly installed cedar closets another source of this scent. Neither apply to gardening, however.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Cedar another scent, I was in the historic "Indian King Tavern" in Haddonfield New Jersey just after they installed a brand new cedar roof. The wood was still "outscenting" and the whole interior smelled of fresh cedar shingles. Newly installed cedar closets another source of this scent. Neither apply to gardening, however.

Ohhh, Yeah, Cedar is another favorite of mine but I have to admit, too much is a bit overwhelming inside a home though. Too musty. Is that the right word? I'm no good describing smells. lol


I had some cedar logs dropped off for me and I use it to make kindling. The smell is awesome. More pics of it here.


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Old 02-14-2018, 11:57 AM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Another "Travel Scent" was a vacation where I was re-tracing the "Oregon Trail" route settlers of the 19th century had taken. I remember driving in Wyoming and stopping by the side of the road, in addition to tumbleweed,there was alot of sagebrush. I distinctly remember the pungent scent in the air. My nose LOVES vacations...
That reminded me, sagebrush is another one I like. I'm particularly keen on the scent of sacred white sage that is used for making smudge bundles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_apiana The scent is exhilarating when you're putting together and tying up the smudge bundles, or if you go into a drying room where the freshly picked white sage branches are hanging loosely to dry and cure on lines strung up along the ceiling. Nothing else beats the scent of the smoke from smouldering white sage smudge bundles, or the scent of the vapour if the leaves are in a simmering pot inside the house to relieve the symptoms of head colds, flu and bronchitis.

Another one I really like is sweetgrass which smells so good it makes you want to eat it - (Hierochloe odorata) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierochloe_odorata. There are chemicals in sweetgrass that help to repel mosquitoes. A braid of sweetgrass hung above a door or in an open window is a good place to put it for that purpose and whenever a bit of breeze passes through it carries the delicious scent of the sweetgrass into the room. I would love to have a lawn of sweetgrass, it smells so good when it's growing and when it's freshly mowed and raked but I think it would be too expensive to maintain - and probably passers by would be pulling out and taking away handfuls of it in passing.

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Old 02-14-2018, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Someone else said " tomato plant leaves." I love those too. Cedar and pine trees, flowers, herbs like mint, oregano, basil and sage. Cold, mountain air. citrus. Oh yes Honeysuckle, rain.
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Living near our Nation's Capitol since 2010
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I am particularly fond of the scent of lilacs, lily of the valley, and carnations. Perhaps it is because my parents raised those plants and my dad and I used to walk in the garden often, and he and I always smelled those flowers when they were in bloom.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:31 PM
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I was once camping over the hill and across the river from a farm where the farmer was cutting about an acre of mint. Smelled great for days there. Really fresh and invigorating. If you have room for a vigorous vine somewhere - honeysuckle.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:49 PM
 
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Any kind of Christmas tree.
Rosemary.
Tomato plants.
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