When I’m feeling low or less than energetic, I spray some of my favorite cologne (thanks, mumzy!) and remember last summer in Manila and laughing-myself-to-tears silly with my sisters, L and J. We all got ourselves a bottle each during one of our many sisterhood shopping sprees.
I’ve been wanting to get some really extravagant lavander soap to use in the shower in the mornings, an idea I got from her. There’s something about lavender that makes me feel all happy-calm inside. I am on the hunt for the best one.
My husband J thinks I have the nose of a bloodhound. I remind him that I am a woman and we all have a keen sense of smell. He argues that mine is fiercer than others.
coffee and eggy bits, 2006
© Chiqui Pineda-Azimi
I love the smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning.
I love my new Nescafe Dolce Gusto/ Melody 2 by Krups that can rival any of the best coffee places in the world. I call it my Nescafriend. ^_^ . Another fun discovery while staying with L during vacation last summer – single-serve makers are better than the pot. My good old coffeemaker has been sitting idly in one corner of the kitchen for a month now.
I can get instantly transported to another time and place at the whiff of somebody’s perfume, the smell of places like a restaurant or lobby, a corner bakery,
or the latest baking experiment like this banana bread in my kitchen which reminds me of a time in my mom’s kitchen when she used to make all those baked goodies – angel food cake, moist chocolate cake (w/ mayo!) and the ceasar salad made with the freshest ingredients stirred in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon!
These days, I always light a scented candle in the kitchen first thing in the morning. It is like my mini meditative moment and welcoming Spirit into my home and my life.
Are you particular about certain scents? What are you faves? I’d really like to know. So many to discover out there!
Next up: Flavors and Spices!