This photo by Ivan Mikhaylov tells you immediately what my first favorite aroma is.
I originally had one in mind, but as I asked myself the same question I am asking you, I realized that I had several that triggered strong, positive reactions. The first four tat come to mind are:
Fresh roasted coffee: I enjoyed the time we had our shops in Bell Buckle and Wartrace (mostly) but after we added real espresso and roast coffees, I LOVED when I first walked into the building. I like drinking coffee but the aroma of roast coffee is exquisite.
I was reminded of this this morning because I opened a brand new can (plastic) of coffee and they aptly named the packaging "aroma seal". When I travel and see a coffee shop that has their own roaster, I am like a moth to the flame. Gotta' stop and breathe in the comfort.
The next is walking into a traditional Italian restaurant and absorbing the smells of Italian cooking. I believe that goes back to my childhood visits to my mother's parents. Grandma was German but Grandpa was every ounce an Italian and his cooking dominated the kitchen.
Vanilla has a favorite spot and I am not sure that I can identify why, I just like it.
And the last one may come as no surprise to those who know I love gardening and outdoors. I love the smell of fresh mowed lawn. I'm not sure I enjoy cutting it, but when I smell the first mowed lawn after winter, I perk right up. Spring is here and things are good.
Now I have other smells that I like, like right after a summer rain shower, but these are the first ones that jump to my mind. Anyone care to share theirs?