Thursday, July 01, 2010

Da Nose and Da Clothes


I'm totally amazed at how programmed I can be when it comes to marketing, even though I haven't had a television in over seventeen years.

I was telling someone the other day how my laundry always smells so wonderful, sheets, clothes, towels, and she asked me what detergent I use and I told her. And that was that. I thought.

And today I'm bringing in a clothes line full of tea-towels and towels and napkins and dishcloths and they're all smelling so wonderful that I stick my face into the laundry basket and inhale. And the penny drops, well - duh.

They smell so wonderful because there are blossoming lilacs all around the clothes line and the fresh sea air has been blowing through them all day long.

Just imagine! This kind of scent doesn't come in a bottle!

City Woman strikes again!

13 comments:

  1. Let me go pick up my can of Febreeze, the one labelled "lilac-like" and see if a quick spray of that might reproduce that endorphin-releasing experience you had. (By the way, speaking of Febreeze, I used it for awhile as a bathroom spray and couldn't figure out why the floor was getting dark in the general area where I sprayed it (white tile) ... doh! No more Febreeze. Just think of the consequences of inhaling it. Bah-humbug.

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  2. and imagine how good you smell, too!

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  3. VP:
    I read a short while ago that if you wouldn't ingest it don't put it near your skin!
    Alarmed is understating this!
    XO
    WWW

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  4. Twain:
    Yes, I totally understand!
    XO
    WWW

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  5. PC:
    Oh I sure hope so, I must inhale my own clothes more and hopefully not get straitjacketed!
    XO
    WWW

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  6. Oh I used to love the smell of clothes dried outside. I lived on the English coast for a few years, and though my back garden was lilac-free, the sea breezes worked magic on the drying clothes.
    Mmmmm - memories!

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  7. It never occurred to me that washing drying outside would pick up whatever scents were coming off the flowers. No wonder it smells so good when it's brought back in.

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  8. Having clothes smell of lilacs and the sea is infinitely preferable to having them reek of, say, household rubbish and industrial smoke.

    The garden here is closer to the former, luckily. No lilacs but plenty of trees and bushes, and not far from the Atlantic. It makes such a difference.

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  9. Had to chuckle because at some point in out evolution someone said to him/herself, "Ah, if only I could bottle that scent." And so there was bottled scent.

    I sleep in wind and sunshine on laundry days. haven't had a clothes dryer in over ten years and only miss one on the tenth consecutive rainy day...

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  10. I envy you your sea air. I bet your laundry smells great. Mine smells good, but sometimes it picks up the odor of a nasty smelling blossoming tree in the neighbor's garden and I'm less happy with it. It smells like cat pee.

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  11. Bedding and towels smell so much better after a day on the clothesline.

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