View Full Version : What fragrance says fall to YOU?
08-24-2008, 07:21 PM
Isn't it amazing how a smell can totally trigger a memory? Right now when I pick up fresh raspberries at the grocery store and smell them I remember a childhood of summer camps because I used to pick wild raspberries during August on my way into the mess hall to put on my breakfast cereal. The fragrance of clovers makes me warmly remember playing outside in Springtime as a child. Strangely one of the smells of winter to me was ski wax (we skiied most weekends in winter). So I started to think what I associate with fall.... I was lucky enough for most of my childhood to be able to go to the family cottage for weekends so the scent of hay from playing in neighbor farmers barns and where we kept our horses truly says fall to me.
So how about all of you? I'd love to here some of your stories???
08-24-2008, 09:27 PM
Bonfires. Bonfires in backyards. Bonfires on beaches. Bonfires in forests.
08-24-2008, 09:40 PM
I thought of bonfires too - but for me they are more a summer thing.
08-24-2008, 09:59 PM
Ahhhh- in Ohio- they are an autumn wonder Tracey- isn't it funny how different areas do things differently?
08-25-2008, 07:27 AM
The smells that come from harvest. I grew up on a farm and helped with harvest after school. Even though it is a dusty smell, and now makes me sneeze, it brings back such memories!!!
08-25-2008, 09:23 AM
I love the memories that smells bring back - interestingly many of the memories are so transitory that I can't quite grasp them - that's definitely the case with the clover smell.
08-25-2008, 10:40 AM
For me it's cinnamon. I know lots of people associate it with Christmas, but for me it screams Thanksgiving.
08-25-2008, 01:18 PM
Pumpkin & Spice always reminds me of Fall...
08-25-2008, 02:58 PM
Hmmm ..living in the middle of the desert, there isn't much here that changes when we move into autumn except that the nights get a bit cooler. So I depend on my candles to provide the scents of autumn. I'm not too much of a fan of the food scents but there are a few Yankee candle scents that are the woodsy, autumn types and I will usually pick up one of those when I am ready to remind myself that we have changed seasons!
08-27-2008, 06:00 AM
The ocean. It makes me think of family since we spent so much time either vacationing near it or meeting the ship when Dad was coming home. And fresh cut grass. Newly mowed grass reminds me of laying in the yard as a kid and watching ladybugs climb up a blade of grass.
08-28-2008, 10:26 PM
The smells of the damp forest...somewhere between earth and rotting vegetation : absolutely wonderful...that and the cool crisp morning air :D
I have no recollection of particular smells associated with Africa (where I grew up) there is was merely changing over into the dry season, rather than 'cold' season.
08-30-2008, 03:56 PM
For me it is apples. (and cinnamon) We have lots of apple places in Michigan and we used to go and get bushels of apples and make homemade cinnamon applesauce and apple cider. Hmm...maybe the name of a kit LOL.
09-05-2008, 02:46 PM
Oh and I can dee the colours for that kit Vickey LOL
Apples and cinnamon go, for me, with Christmas. we have a wood stove and i warm the cider on there...the whole house smells too wonderful as a result!
09-06-2008, 09:02 PM
Ohhhh, Pumpkin Pie would be it for me. I walked into Costco today and they had a bunch of fresh baked pies...mmmmmmmm, I wanted to run home bake my first one of the season!
09-07-2008, 12:12 PM
LOL.... I made my first pumpkin pie this past week because my daughter loves them!!! Lesson learned: don't do it in graham crust. Glad I know this now since I put myself on desert duty for Thanksgiving this year!
Reading some of these answers brings back such wonderful memories for me. My parents had a large property north of Toronto that we went to every weekend when I was a kid. There were lots of wild apple trees around and we used to go pick the apples in fall. My fav were the "snowy" apples. Apparently they were too delicate an apple to go into stores but there flavour was beyond delicious. I remember my older sister biting into an apple while we were at one of the trees and screaming and throwing it when she discovered a worm waiting for her. It was humorously remarked at the time that at least she found a whole worm, not just half a worm.
09-07-2008, 03:52 PM
For me, it would have to be the smell of the wood stoves burning around the neighborhood, taking the chill out of the evening air.
09-08-2008, 08:20 AM
What a great question! This should totally inspire me to do a scrapbook page!
It is the smell of bonfires for me. Bonfires and the smell of wet musty leaves. We try and have lots of bonfires in the fall as their are NO MOSQUITO'S!!!
Also, the smells of yummy food cooking in the oven once again... its too darn hot to use the oven in the summer! Yesterday it was cool out and i baked one of the apple pies from my freezer, Now they are all gone and it will be time next week to pick some new apples and lots of work peeling them to get them in the freezer :)
I LOVE the fall! The only thing i do not look forward to is the snow! LOL The fall seems to fly by and then before you know it, it is snowy and cold!
09-09-2008, 01:52 AM
Fallen leaves, when they get wet after a rain.
But honestly, I am looking forward to spring and everything new, getting warm and getting rid of this darn flu!
09-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Just yesterday I was speaking to Corinne about smells and smells memories. While waiting for the Kindergarten bus she asked what that smell was. I replied it was the smell of fresh cut grass, and we had a lovely conversation about it.
For me I love the smell of dried leaves I fall and I love the Yankee tart, I think Harvest, that resembles that for me. I also love patchouli in fall!
09-10-2008, 06:50 PM
For those of you who enjoy the fall scents in candle form as I do, especially since we really don't get much of anything here that is fallish, I got an email today that Yankee Candle tarts and votive samplers are only $1 each (half price) through September 21st. You can order online or they should be that price in the store as well. Time for me to head off to the mall this weekend and stock up! :wiggle: I always burn them part way and then put them on my electric candle warmer to get mileage out of the last part of the candle so the little ones can last a long time.
09-10-2008, 09:09 PM
Ha! Already ordered mine tonight! :laughing:
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