Wednesday, June 10, 2015

From #SmellyToSmiley

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer memory at the mountains.

But not all smells are good, we are surrounded by different kinds of odor in our day to day life. And the battle against them starts from the humble abode itself!

Let me take you through a normal day in my life. I get up at 7 am in the morning, not that I am a early riser but my 7 month old baby gets up then and pokes me till I don't. And soon, I have to deal with his soiled diaper. That's the odor with which I start my day. Next, the husband has left his previous day's dirty clothes and socks lying around the laundry basket; and the odor of socks is something I'm sure you can smell right now just by reading this! Yuck! Once that goes into the washing machine, I am all set to find a wet towel lying on the floor. Sometimes I feel like putting a clothespin on my nose rather than on the clothes!

I am sure all you ladies reading have this one common woe, towels! I would give a hand and a leg to get the husband to dry his own towel or put his clothes in place! Once the towel has been put to dry, it's time to put the dustbin (that has reached till the brim with garbage) outside, for the garbage people (Uh, what are they really called, I wonder?) to collect. I hate doing this, and unfortunately the maid arrives late so I have to do this. All the fruit & vegetable peels, used tea leaves, plastic etc combined give away such a repulsive odor, that I could just faint had I not been holding my breathe for those 15-20 seconds. 

To me, the smell of fresh-made coffee is one of the greatest inventions. But the kitchen has odors and fragrances of all kinds! You can literally blind-fold yourself and search for onions and garlic in the kitchen, so strong is the smell. Of-course, this time of the year it's mango season and fortunately the lovely aroma counteracts, but otherwise not. Also all the gravies made leave a pungent odor in the air longer than the time it takes to eat the meal! And God forbid if one day I forget to take the milk off the gas, or forget to put it inside on a hot day, I will get the olfactory punishment for sure! 

Not everyone will admit it, but if you have a family member with 'gastric' issues, you're bound to wonder what wrong did you do in your previous birth that Karma is hitting you with that!
The bathroom, I make sure to have something in the toilet area as well as the shower area to combat all the odor. If I don't do that, you don't need to send me to hell for my worldly sins, sending me to my bathroom without any fragrant product would be enough. Enough said?

Another odor that I can think of is the musty smell walls have during monsoons, along with the leakage problems. The only solution to all my odor woes is using a artificial fragrance, that does not smell artificial though, and is super easy to install and use! And what better brand to trust on, then Ambi Pur?

Leave your odor troubles away, after all you're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

I am blogging for #SmellyToSmiley activity at in association with Ambi Pur.

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