Daily Prompt: Scent

Thanks to Ben Huberman for creating this challenge.

The daily prompt for today is exploring the world of scent, the good and the bad, obviously this is very subjective, peculiar to each individual person. I have chosen 3 “wonderful scents” and 3 “not so wonderful”. Do you agree with me?

Sweet Strawberries

How wonderful is the smell of fresh strawberries, you cut them open and the sweet smell lingers in the air. They shout at you “EAT ME”!!

Marvellous Marmite

You love it or hate it….Marmite. My mouth is watering just looking at this photo, the thick black spread with English Cheddar in between with lashings of butter. It is a very strong smell and I lOVE it!

Fresh Baked Bread

The smell of home baked bread is deliciously comforting. If I open the oven to check the bread, the smell fills the whole house almost like a pleasure trigger. I do love it straight from the oven with lashings of butter.


This is the first on my list, for me, “not so wonderful”… garlic. My husband LOVES garlic with a passion and although I do cook with it regularly I would prefer not too. I can’t bare the smell on my fingers either.


To some this is heaven, juicy fat prawns, frying in the pan, but for me they are a resounding no! The cooking smell in my kitchen lingers long after the prawns have been eaten. I don’t like to eat them, touch them or smell them! Sorry!


I can’t think of anything worse than the smell of eggs, strongly pungent and the smell gets deep inside my nose and lingers for hours. Hard boiled eggs seem to be the worst. The men in this house eat dozens of eggs and thoroughly enjoy them, not for me though.

So that’s my “scents” prompt done, what scents do you love and hate, I would love to know?

By Sue

I am an English Ex-Pat living in Hungary with my wonderful husband and gaming-mad teenage son. You can find me frequently writing, reading and taking photographs. We live in a beautiful small rural village surrounded by forests and lakes always appreciating the beauty around us. Life is good.

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