In my opinion, the best smells are/ were:
- My dad’s luggage when he would arrive from the US in the ’80s (that smell isn’t so pronounced now – maybe because balikbayans don’t bring home apples anymore);
- The first whiff of pine trees in Baguio as you go up Kennon Road (again, not as pronounced now);
- A newly-opened Mac gadget;
And now that I’m a mom, the smell of the baby.
Why do babies smell that good?? Does anyone know why? My daughter is already 5 years old and she still doesn’t emit any stink (maybe because she’s a girl?). The baby is already 11 months old and she still smells amazingly sweet. I think it’s a mix of the things we use and don’t use on her:
- We only bathe her in Aquasana filtered water so she’s not exposed to any chemicals that may cause unnatural reactions in her body.
- In the morning, we only use Johnson’s Milk Bath on her butt. Everywhere else, it’s just the Aquasana water. (so she’s only exposed to soap 1.25x a day)
- We don’t use lotion, powder, cologne or oil.
- We use Johnson’s Baby Soft Care Unscented Wipes for diaper changes.
- She only takes breastmilk and home-made or organic food.
- Her clothes and linens are washed with D-nee Baby Liquid Detergent with a very mild fragrance. It doesn’t have bleach, fabric softeners, optical brighteners, etc. etc.
Does your baby still smell good? What’s your theory? :)
And because I am addicted to the smell of clean baby clothes and linens, D-nee Baby Philippines has been nice enough to give away a D-Nee gift pack (not the same as photo because I ran out of the bottle cleanser!) on my blog with the ff.:
- 1 x Dnee Liquid Detergent 960ml Jug
- 1 x Dnee Bottle & Nipple Cleanser 960ml Jug
- 1 x Dnee Shirt
- All packed in a nice D-Nee Tote
Just follow the simple Rafflecopter instructions to join. Contest ends on August 27 midnight! *D-Nee will cover cost of shipping in Metro Manila.
Now if only someone can bottle that baby smell, they would make a fortune. If they can’t, then maybe they can try inventing the apple-filled Samsonite smell.