From the yeasty warmth of freshly baked bread to the clean, summery haze of lavender flowers, we all have favorite smells we find particularly comforting. What’s yours?
As a middle schooler, we moved to Springfield, Illinois, and for the first time, I learned what a lilac bush smelled like. I always looked forward to the season when the large lilac bush in our yard would bloom. I didn’t have to do to the bush to smell the beautiful purple blooms because the wind would carry their scent throughout the yard. When I moved back to Georgia, I tried to grow a lilac bush without any luck and resigned myself to only getting the scent from candles or lotions. Then, we went to Prince Edward Island, and once again, I was treated to the sweet smell of lilacs carried on the breeze.