Books. Call me crazy, but to me, books have a nice fragrance. Sometimes they smell like vanilla, sometimes like a bouquet of flowers. It’s the best: opening a classic book, while enjoying the aroma drifting out of the pages …
Arella Ng, 11, Christian Alliance P. C. Lau Memorial International School
I am a diehard chocolate fan. So no prizes for guessing my favourite smell. It’s chocolate! Dark, white, milk, hot cocoa ... I love anything that is made from chocolate because it smells so good!
Tom Chan, 16, Munsang College
Now you’re cooking!
I think the smell of cooking is best. For example, when you are boiling noodles or making desserts, the smell is so yummy. So you can imagine the taste!
Eunice Yung Po Yiu, 16, Fung Kai Liu Man Shek Tong Secondary School
Right as rain
Petrichor, the earthy smell after it rains. I came across an old photo which I took with my friends at a camp. It reminded me of this smell – we had woken up after a rainy night, and as soon as I stepped out of the tent, there was a wonderfully fresh, sweet fragrance. It was really refreshing.
Marcus Leung, 16, Carmel Secondary School
Nose for news
Young Post! I can’t wait to get my copy every week!
Helen Li, 12, King Ling College
Cash is king
Nothing beats the aroma of cold, hard cash. The scent of paper money just excites me! Studies have even shown that the smell of cash increases one’s incentive to work.
Emily Chiu, 16, Leung Shek Chee College
Do you like roast chicken? I certainly do! Crispy, juicy, chewy ... I love chicken so much. But what makes me love it even more is the smell. As the chicken comes out of the oven, the smell instantly fills your nostrils. Who can resist eating it? I know I can’t.
Jolynn Ooi, 11, South Island School
Gum, gum ...
The smell of gummy bears. The sweet scent reminds me of my childhood. When I was upset, my mum would always give me some gummy bears to bring my smile back. Now that I’ve grown up, I don’t fancy candy as much as before, but I still love my childhood, and the smell of gummy bears reminds me of that.
Jacqueline Wong Cheuk–lam, 15, Methodist College
A breath of fresh air
I love the smell of laundry. My mother uses lavender-scented washing power. Later, when I help her fold the clothes, the strong scent of lavender washes over me, leaving me feeling clean and fresh. When I’m older, I’ll always remember those times when I told my mum all my thoughts and ideas.
Ashley Chong, 16, Leung Shek Chee College
Romance is in the air
The natural scent of flowers inspires me. Sometimes flowers even help bring back past memories, some sad, some happy. What could possibly be more romantic and poetic?
Leslie Wu Chin–yeung, 17, Law Ting Pong Secondary School
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