Right from the childhood, I was known for spoiling my mother’s culinary surprises. I would end up revealing the ingredients by catching the whiff of her special preparations. By that logic, my olfactory senses were a bit heightened. An irritated aunt always said, “you were a dog in your last birth.” Perhaps I was, but if it helps you relish and enjoy everything in a distinct manner who cares?
Journeys to the land of aromatic inspiration
Uttarakhand- The teerth yatra
This one was really special, as this is one of the first vacations I remember. I was in 7th standard and it was with grandparents, parents and family friends. So, the so-called Yatra was nothing but a great holiday at a hill station for me. Though good but having heightened senses for smells also puts you into troubles.
The fragrance of fresh jasmine garlands was overpowering. And along with the people, with a heart of worship, the atmosphere was too elegant to stand in. Many times, I have seen small children’s picking on the fallen Jasmine flowers, reminding me the days of school when me with my friends used to do that. No matter, the flowers are dusty or dull, the smell of that flower will and always bring a smile on every women’s face.Kerala- A school trip
Massage Oil from Kerala/ केरल का मसाज तेल
Sandalwood / चन्दन :
Have you ever thought of the age of the tree when you are enjoying the amazing massage of essential oils like Sandalwood. Well, in Kerela, that was one of the most amazing fragrance that I enjoyed and would recommend many to try the goodness of Sandalwood.
Lahore: A far fetched dream
The aroma of saffron
The Old age tradition of eating Mukhwas or mouth-freshener in India was being followed in Lahore also. The blended Saffron taste in your mouth, will not only complete your appetite but also fill you with the aromatic fragrance.
Malaysia: Finding Love
Waffles in Malaysia /मलेसिया की मिठास The scent of Honey & Cinnamon:
The morning can make your day, no matter what’s the scenario. In Malaysia, at Madame Waffle in the with a variety of flavours, mine was honey-cinnamon. The gems are fragrant and perfectly crisp outer layer and fluffiness within. It was the perfect curve we needed for our little vacation.