Denipaire – Autumn morning

The oily, acrid smell of workhorse smoke from wood that’s being used to heat the homes in the village. Mixed in are the scent of rain on cow fields and tree leaves, and the exhaust of the bus that comes to pick us up for school. The 15 mile ride takes us through similar fields and villages, and, somewhere in the middle, a small but dense forest in which ET would’ve felt completely at home.


About Samantha

2006 - Portland, OR Samantha Soma is an erstwhile aromatherapist, collects vintage and modern perfumes, and is in love with the sense of smell. She lives in the Northwest, which means that books, coffee, wine, beer, and humidity play large roles in her personal experience.
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One Response to Denipaire – Autumn morning

  1. molly says:

    I’m loving reading these every day. This one especially reminds me of one of my favorite scenes from one of my favorite movies (Harold and Maude). Maude is showing Harold some amazing contraption that allows you to pump one smell after another into a pipe, so that a complex impression is created. I think she did “New York on a snowy day”. Mmm…

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