Petra asked me if I could write a post on scent around the house and I said sure! Then I had second thoughts… We don't really have that much scent around our house other than I guess the regular cooking scents, cat litter perfumes, flowering plants and that kind of thing. The reason for this being that Martin has contact allergy against perfume and Wille has shown similar tendencies. Contact allergy means one can't touch perfumed items but isn't bothered about perfumes in the air.
I started thinking of what scents are actually in our house. Because of Martin's allergy we use fragrance free laundry detergent and don't use fabric softener. My all time favourite scent alas is freshly laundered sheets preferably using Ariel… I was really happy to find Yankee Candle's Clean Cotton in candle-, spray- and "Wunderbaum"form a few years ago. Comparing to the real thing it's only second best but still I love that scent.
I do also use fragrant cleaning products come to think of it! I love the scent of Savon de Marseille(reminds me of Provence) so when I found Ajax in that very scent of course that's what I use for cleaning. Also for washing dishes nothing beats Fairy liquid or YES as it's called over here. For some reason I always think of the isle my dad's family had in the Finnish archipelago when I smell it.
I guess a lot of my favourite smells are the kind that remind me of nice things. Like comfort food! What are your favourite scents around the house and why do you love them??