How many of us wake to the delicious aromatic smell of freshly brewed coffee. Waking up never smelled so good for coffee lovers. Coffee is an exotic aroma. To a coffee lover, it’s rich, vibrant and distinct fragrance cannot be mistaken for anything else.
Smell, the second of our five senses.The word aroma is one way to describe the quality perceived by the olfactory sense (smell). An implied understanding of what it is to smell – a characteristic odor or fragrance. There is a distinctive and intangible quality about what you smell, enveloping one’s other senses.
For writers, the sense of smell can be creatively used in so many ways. “There is a scent of mystery” in the air. We “smell trouble” ahead. The breeze is “scented with sweet smelling roses” butterflies hover, attracted by the flower’s “delicate fragrance”.
When smelling any odor, distinctively pleasing or otherwise, our mind fastens onto memories and the other senses to relate and fully experience the smell: Hot buttered popcorn (taste, that distinctive popping sound and the occasions when used). Freshly baked bread from the oven. The grassy smell of a mown lawn. Warming scents of a crackling burning camp fire.
There are also aromas we wish we had never had occasion to smell. “That stinks!” (and then of course we can use the same expression to imply our disgust of something, lol). If someone speaks of anything rotten, nasty smells do come to mind don’t they?
Your mind integrates your senses (sensually speaking) so you can completely embrace the moment you’re in. The sense of smell brings forth or adds to memories of taste, touch, sound, and sight, just by the smelling of a thing.
The fragrance of Sensuality – the sweet smell of success! Yes indeed!
The Essence of Aroma
Sweet enticing mysteries
the fragrances of life,
warm enriching memories,
Life’s precious moments
Savored through our senses,
Smell the riches
in your life experiences.
Do embrace the essence of life today, and remember I am waiting to see all of my friends entries in the Poetry Challenge/Reward. A quick reminder – the Contest will end on the 14th of September, 2012. For more information, pop back to yesterdays post, all the details are there!
Thanks for stopping by, may your day be filled with happiness ~ Penny