Monday, April 7, 2008

Scents

Isn't it funny how certain scents can transport you back in time to a treasured memory or place?

This morning I used a conditioner on my hair that I haven't used for many months. It also happens to be the conditioner that I keep in the little travel size containers when I travel. As soon as I smelled it, I was back in Positano, standing in the tiny shower in my villa. All those wonderful feelings of peace, contentment, and happiness washed over me.



Only 69 more days and I'll be there again.

8 comments:

Annika said...

I bought a new perfume shortly before my first trip to Italy. Everytime I used it afterwards I was brought back to that super-early, sunny morning when I couldn't sleep because I was so excited and couldn't wait until it was 6 am and time to go to the airport.

Only 69 days for you? 99 for me!

Kathy said...

99 days? It will be here before you know it! And one of these years, we'll end up there at the same time!

Annika said...

oh, we have to! Two people can't be this alike and never meet :)

Rosa (something) said...

Recognize those steps!! Lead to Fornillo don't they?
For me its the smell of fresh basil from all those pesto lunches we have at Positano, and the smell of oranges and lemons in flower. But then again I've never smelt the oranges and lemons in flower outside of Positano !

Kathy said...

Yes, we *will* meet each other Annika! Sometimes it's scary how alike we are...


Rosa - yep, on the way to Fornillo! Mmmm, love the smell of fresh basil! BTW, I joined your facebook group, but I haven't had a chance to look at it yet. :-)

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

l know what you mean, WOW not long till you go at all, how very exciting:)

You took me there with your photo in a second, l used those stairs every single day when l was living there!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Your trip will be here very soon!

Kathy said...

I know, I can't believe how time has flown! Every year I think, "I can't possibly wait an entire year to go back!" and before I know it, it's time to start planning my wardrobe!