Waking up to the wonderful smell of sandalwood was the usual when I was young. Amma would start her day way earlier than us…and by the time she came to wake us up, she would smell like a goddess who showered in sandalwood. It’s a wonderful feeling to start your day to something so soothing and relaxing, I tell you. Any nightmare from the previous night is forgotten right away; any anxiety about the day ahead is calmed at once…it did all that and more. And I always had a great start to the day with the perfect state of mind.
The evenings were just as good…but now it was time for jasmine. Amma loved that flower…she still does, I’m sure. She always picked some up on her way back home. Part of what she bought would adorn her and grandma’s hair, while the rest would be offered to God. Suffice to say, the house would be dominated by the fragrance of this flower. Its subtle scent never failed to ease our moods even during the hardest of days. A perfect way to settle to a good night’s sleep, this was.
So, after years of opening my senses to that gentle scent of sandalwood and ending my day to the calming effects of jasmine, these became two of my most favorite fragrances.
And, yesterday when I was going through some stuff which I had put away, I came across some sandalwood, rose and jasmine incense. So tonight, I plan to go home, burn some of those and indulge myself with the fragrances that I love the most!
Tell me, what are your favorites and why?
Have a great weekend all.
Psych, this is post is part of the Memorable Memories tag you passed along. I will walk down the memory lane and put up a post or two on the same lines some other day :-).