Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Sweet smell of the world

A nice smell can always pep up the mood. Women, obviously have a better olfactory sense than men and that is the reason we see a huge range of women perfumes.

As a kid I used to love the smell of the sauce that was seen in a roadside burger stall. It was not tomato ketchup but some vegetable sauce. It’s smell would always lure me and I would persist my mother to buy me a burger. I had even inquired about buying them but the shopkeeper mentioned they were not for sale. The same is for the bakery. I love the smell of baking cakes and cookies so much that I thought I might as well open one up. The only downside is I would end up eating into my profits.

Having a sharp nose is especially good for chemistry practical. An acetone used to smell like nail polish remover and fructose like vanilla ice cream. If you get one of these in the lab test, you can be assured that you are done as soon as you get the sample. You can just relax the next couple of hours watching others struggling through various tests.

Though I am not much of a drinker, I have always found the aroma of coffee aristocratic. And I have generally loved all the Nescafe ads. They are refreshing, just like what they are advertising. I have tried drinking it earlier but never liked the bitter taste. Finally, I gave in to my olfactory senses and since last week I have been drinking coffee in the morning and boy do I like it!

8 comments:

SK said...

Coffee smell is very refreshing. And I love coffee. But its not so good for health and its addictive. :--(

And you remember lot of chemistry! ;--)

--xh-- said...

and then there is benzene and others - forgot the name now... smells hv helped me a lot in my chem practicals... that is something i love abt chem - the practicals...
the smell fo freshly brewed cofffee.. especially on a chilly early morning.. itz just heaven... :)

Archana Bahuguna said...

Hey, I also remember the smell of ammonia and H2S (rotten eggs ). And I used to love the litmus tests with the color changing and all :-).

And by the way,(trying not to sound like a dadi amma) hope you are not getting addicted to coffee...Try to stick to tea, its not that strong in caffeine. (I can already see how much I am going to advise and nag when I have children :-)

ceedy said...

haha

coffee...starts with a aroma...and leaves you with stains on the teeth...careful its addictive...

Suma said...

aha!! me getting addicted to coffee tooo...

Preethi said...

sweet smells indeed!!!

Ps said...

Oh yes, for me too the sense of smell is really really important.
I too love coffee. :)

Joy said...

SK: I live on Tea, practically. In my 12th grade, I used to drink 12 -15 cups a day!!

XH: You said it.

Arc: Okay mam, I will make sure I drink more tea. :)

Ceedy: So true. The same is true for a chocolate too :)

Suma: Want to join me for a cup?

Preeti: :)

PS: How about paint? I am sure your beautiful paintings must not just be treat to eyes.