Thursday, October 2, 2014

Order of the Odor: Volume 2

What is your first or most cherished scent memory?

My most cherished scent memory is one that was repeated many a year in my childhood. My mom and dad and my brother and I would pile in the car and go to our local pumpkin patch/farm/general store, Bates Nut Farm. There, we would go from place to place, from the earthy rows thriving with pumpkins to the animal pens, rich with the scent of falling leaves, kicked up dirt, and corn kernels. Next, we'd venture into the General Store, which was filled with the scent of wood, and barrels of candy as far as the eye could see. As you parooze through the isles, what's that other scent in the air? Free sample bottles of sesame sticks, trail mix, jellies, salsas, and mixed nuts. But most of all, I remember walking outside through the fresh air and into the Farmer's Daughter store, where my mom and dad would always pick a candle or two from Yankee Candle to bring home with us. Could this have been where my love of all things scented began? We would smell them all, through the buttercreams and cookies to the pine scented ones and the mixed fruit favorites. I remember how we would usually return home with one that was apple-y, fall-y, pumpkin-y, and of course, cinnamon-y. Cinnamon seemed to be a common thread in all of these household candles. Noses full of scents from the farm, this is my most cherished and my first distinct scent memory. I still go to Bates Nut Farm today with my husband, Josh, and I have been able to pass this scent memory onto him so that we can enjoy it together.

Fragrance Obsessed: A Rosegirls pie is one of the most coveted wax items around, but find out why Sunnee will take a Rosegirls loaf over a pie any day. You really want to see these loaves.... 

It's Always Something: The Fall Slut has very high standards regarding all things fall related. She has officially proclaimed her favorite, # 1, all-time BEST Fall Scent.

Lolo Loves Scents: Thinking of plotting a Tiffany Candles order soon? You'd be remiss to do so without reading this post first! Lauren, the master of swift and supersonic reviews, busts out 15 Tiffany scent ratings in one breath! Resulting in many lemmings.

The Redolent Mermaid: Julie waxes poetic about a vendor who is taking risks blending with gardenia (with great payoff), has gorgeous scent shots, and fun restock themes. Who is this mystery vendor?

We would love to hear about your first or most cherished scent memory! Please tell us in the comments and hope your October is full of spooky, festive smells.


  1. I love this!!! Cinnamon! What a home scent. So warm and cozy. I am glad you have this beautiful mosaic of scents to cherish from a treasured tradition!

    1. My childhood was very cinnamon-centric! This was a great question and I have loved reading your answers!

  2. I think I might have gotten chills reading your about your memory Lauren. I want to read it again and again.
    It has everything that I love about cherished childhood memories.
    This year, because of this post, I'm going to Bates for the very first time. I keep telling myself year after year that I"m going but it's happening this month. :)

    1. I am so glad you're going to go to Bates! I will admit, it is a bit different as an adult versus going as a kid, but hopefully you still enjoy it because it can be a lot of fun! :)


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