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The Smell of People

Many memories are built around favorite smells.  Some people recall smells in nature, smells of food, or even the smell of ditto-paper ink (remember that?).  But many people's favorite smells are about other people...

Hands down, all time best smell sweaty husband after a workout. Now you might go, EW! But that's because you've never smelled him!

There's something about the way a (clean, don't workout stale and nasty) man smells after intense physical exertion. Now maybe it's the pheromones talking, or maybe it has something to do with the fact he's walking around glistening and shirtless, but I love, Love, LOVE that smell.

It smells like my man being a MAN, and doing something physically hard to look good and be fit for his family.

Also, he smells the same way after sex. So maybe that's why!

My favorite smell is honeysuckle. I never realized it was my favorite smell until my mother passed away 15 years ago. She always smelled so sweet, even when she had been working in our family's huge garden in the Louisiana summer humidity. A few years passed after she died, and I started to have to try and remember her voice and her smell. However, the honeysuckle in the spring bloomed one year and I remember tears coming to my eyes as I thought, "There she is.  That's what she smelled like."

Since the day they were born, my favorite smell is the top of my children's head. Even though they are now 18 and 21, it still fills my heart when I smell their heads. Of course now they have to bend down because I can no longer reach the tops of their heads!!!

This might sound weird, but my favorite smell is my husband. I never realized the importance of how our loved ones smell until I met him and fell in love with his personal scent. I can't even describe what it smells like -- it's subtle and it's just HIM. It's special to me, and I feel happy every time I catch a whiff of it. He feels the same way about my scent. He told me he once dated a woman whose smell he didn't like, and he knew he could never have a long-term relationship with her. I'm so fortunate to have found a man with whom I'm "scent-compatible"!

My favorite smell would have to be my husband. I love the way he smells. Not his cologne, not his body wash or shampoo, I love the scent that is uniquely him. It calms me, helps me sleep at night, it makes me feel better when I'm sick and it turns me on. I love the smell and the man! When he's at work (he works 48 hour shifts) I wish I could bottle his scent. When he can't be there, I sleep on his pillows and in his shirts. He is my favorite person on the planet and I treasure him. So he is the best scent.

I tell him all the time how wonderful he smells, he will get a funny look on his face and tell me I'm a dork and then will wrap me up in his arms so I am surrounded by it.

I am so blessed to have him in my life.

Tags: Husbands, Marriage, Memories, Relationships
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