Forgot to add, G96 gun oil!
Vanilla ; Freshly fired paper shotgun shell ...Go easy on me guys but what are some of your favorite smells? This morning while scouring the pantry for a snack that smell of fresh coffee hit me and I had to make a cup. Got me thinking about what other smells hit you and either bring up something nostalgic or just that "oh man I love that smell".
A cut cornfield in September as it starts to ferment just a bit
Hitting the woods in the fall and smelling that fresh deep earth on my boots
Hoppe's#9 on the kitchen floor with news paper layed down , cleaning the shotguns as a kid-no worries.I'd have to add tobacco after it had been packed down for a few weeks
Cut hay that has laid out in the sun for a full day
Corn bloom, smells like fresh cut watermelon
The spicy smell of a thick stand of aspen trees when the leaves were turning yellow
Walking through thick Wyoming sagebrush
Burning jet fuel
Slipping through the swamp in my one man sneak boat
Last but not least, the smell of Hoppe's #9. This brings back memories of my Dad returning from a hunting trip and sitting in the kitchen dining area cleaning his gun and relating the events of the hunt to me, a knot headed kid of 6-7-8 who dreamed of the day that I could join him and the other men.
Some might think this weird of me but I keep an old quart jar with the glass lid and latching wires on my mantlepiece in which is stored a generous amount of sage buds and branches. Whenever I need a fix I'll open it up and breathe that smell for a bit until the next time I need a fix. Whenever we go back to sagebrush country I'll take it along and refresh the contents, been doing this for over 40 years.The smell of a horse barn when I'm saddling up . And I'm agree with you Blackwater about the aspen leaves and Wyoming sagebrush . Especially when it's blooming .