Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Autumn: A "Scentsational" Season

Each season has its identifying scents.

In autumn, pumpkin muffins baking in the oven send spicy smells wafting through the air.

An orange/cinnamon Village candle on a front hall table greets everyone coming with a perfect combination of smells.
Clove-covered pomanders, formerly oranges, lemons, and grapefruits that are now all dried and fragrant, are heaped in a glass bowl, surrounded by autumn leaves, on the dining room table. Their spicy scent also reminds one of fall.

The first crackling fire in the fireplace sends off a pleasant, woodsy aroma. A few pine cones thrown onto the fire add to the ambiance.

Apple pie, turnovers, or apple betty baking all make luscious aromas in the home.

Hot chocolate bubbling on the stove and topped with marshmallows lends sweet smells as well as crisp apples in a wooden bowl on the kitchen table.

Mmmmmm. Autumn smells so good. With pretty leaf-covered leaves, bright pumpkin decor, and lots of amber colored glass, it's pretty to look at, too!



Jane said...

I can almost smell these through the computer!


T's Daily Treasures said...

My favorite smells would be all of the above. Right now I have a caramel corn candle burning and it makes the whole house smell divine. have a great day! :) Tammy

diane stetson said...

Gosh I just had an apple brown betty with vanilla ice cream last weekend and when I got home from my trip had an apple turnover. I LOVE anything with baked apples in it. I like them fresh too. They are my favorite fruit. Temps here are in the 90's this week so haven't had fall yet!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

I love the smell of cinnamon! Did you make those pomanders yourself? I should check out how-to's online. :)


Claus said...

For some reason, I need some cinnamon/apple around this time of year!, all the way through Christmas time. I read and article on how to make some Autumnal potpourri, which included oranges, and I think it would be a great project! It would be interesting to "feel" what oranges feel around this time of year, and see if I can include it with my association of the season :o)
have a great day!!

Karen Lange said...

Fall is my favorite season! I love the scent of cinnamon. I can almost smell those pomanders. :)

Anonymous said...

Left a comment earlier. I used tomake these clove balls when I first started teaching. Oh how fragrant.

Chatty Crone said...

I've never seen those dried pomanders. I love your descritpion of fall. And cinnamon comes to my mind too. sandie

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I love it all! I especially love the cent of citrus and cloves!

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