Thursday, September 24, 2009

My Favorite Smell

I feel like I am one of those people who never has a good answer for any question about my all-time favorite anything (e.g. all time favorite food, all time favorite other thing). Okay, so trying to give examples, makes me think that maybe I am good at having all time favorite things. Like tuesday, for example.
Today I realized my all-time favorite smell! It is the smell of what I think is a Katsura tree, in the fall when it starts to lose its leaves. It is a Most amazing smell, reminiscent of cotton candy. We are very fortunate to have two directly in front of the physics building. Perhaps I will update this post with a photo soon.


  1. I thought your favorite smell was bacon!!

  2. No sorry.
    Also, why is bacon so fashionable these days?

  3. I don't know but it's even on wrapping paper... I think that's going a little too far.

  4. I don't know what a Katsura tree is and you even stumped Joel. I like the smell of Fall in general with all those rotting leaves!

  5. I loved those good smelling trees, too. UNH by contrast has trees that actually stink in the spring. They're near the sidewalk between Morse Hall and the Physics building. I think they smell like rotting fish.

    The most interesting tree here though is a Gingko. It drops all its leaves in just a few hours. People gamble on when it will happen.