It may come as a surprise that the most cherished thing you will find in my kitchen is not my stand mixer, waffle maker, or grill, but a tattered, faded, and flour-caked sheet of paper that holds the recipe for my Great Grandmother’s famous snickerdoodle cookies. Line by line, hand-written in blue ink is a cherished recipe that has faded with time, but will be forever etched in both my heart and my head. The paper is creased now, soft and thin, with a visible battered finger print on the back, likely mine, from years prior when my mother, grandmother, and I would take to the kitchen for an afternoon baking spree.
Smell the fragile paper, and you get a hint of cinnamon, a staple in this recipe.
Scent is a huge trigger for me, and while hectic schedules don’t always allow for reminiscing through actual in kitchen baking time, the new Air Wick® Life ScentsTM collection and its constantly changing fragrances help recreate real life experiences through paired scents. My personal favorite scent is Mom’s Baking, a multi-layered fragrance that alternates between baked pear, pie crust, and vanilla. A simple whiff of vanilla takes me right back to my days as an oversized-apron-clad child standing tip-toed on a kitchen stool, messily slopping ingredients side to side in a mixing bowl.
Today, it’s my own young children spilling flour on the floors, dripping egg on the counter, and wearing my handmade over-sized apron, happily making the same snickerdoodles that I made as a child. And now, when the scent of baked pear hits the air, my kids and I reminisce about our time spent together, bonding over faded recipes and dirty aprons, snickerdoodles or homemade pie fresh from the oven or the Air Wick®!
A house isn’t a home until it is in the air. With Air Wick® Life ScentsTM you can say what you want through your home. Each Life ScentsTM fragrance contains three constantly changing unique scents that let you create your own home experience.
Try the new air freshener fragrance collection from Air Wick® – Available in four multi-layered fragrances. See more at www.airwick.ca.
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