A Day in Smells

“O, my offense is rank, it smells to heaven” ~ Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Sadly my own- morning breath 

Alleviated by- minty toothpaste 
Counteract with- robust coffee

Neutralized (a bit)- tiny breath mint

“For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds.” ~ Sonnet 94, William Shakespeare

Just outside- sickeningly sweet syrupy lilac bush

Antiseptic- doctors office

Fresh air infused- cut grass

Offset by- gasoline fueled lawn mower

“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” ~ Hamlet, William Shakespeare

Asphyxiated by- hot tar road repaving 

Motor oil dirt- auto shop

Reprieve – fresh baked bread on a sandwich


Slap- malodorous musty clothes

Leather parchment and ink- books


“Do you smell a fault?” ~ King Lear, William Shakespeare

A faint smell- dog piss

A strong smell- my anger

Grapefruit Flavored fizzy water

Rug shampoo


*Art credit: Picasso


The Daily Post, June 4, 2015, Daily Prompt~ Smell You Later~ Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you.<a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/smell-you-later/”>Smell You Later</a><a href=”https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/smell-you-later/”>Smell You Later</a>

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