Samantha Soma is an erstwhile aromatherapist, collects vintage and modern perfumes, and is in love with the sense of smell. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, which means that books, coffee, the internet, wine, and humidity play large roles in her daily existence.

Smell of the Day will be updated when the inspiration strikes – lamentably, this does not occur on a set schedule. Thank you for visiting!


3 Responses to About

  1. amiga says:

    Hi Samantha-
    I thought of you the other day. The 5th grade kids were waiting to board the bus for a 5 day outdoor education trip. The smell of that touring bus engine-leaving home for so long for the first time…

  2. Samantha says:

    amiga, thank you so much! What a wonderfully bittersweet image – I’m honored that you came back to share it. That first long trip away… yeah.

  3. Philip says:

    Hi Samantha. I like your site and enjoy your writing. It’s wonderful the way we associate smells with things. Smell is definitely wired into my memeory. I want to share one of the strongest. I played high school football. I was definitely not one of the jocks, but just a thing for a kid to do. Football is not a big part of my life. But every time, I mean absolutely every time I smell freshly cut grass it snaps me right back (30+ years) to the sweltering hot August practices and a thousand memories of old friends. It’s great.

    Please don’t sell my email address. Somehow, I think you won’t.

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