This wonderfully synesthetic picture reminds me of what Gran’s flat used to smell like: floral somehow, with a crush of malted milk biscuits. Perhaps with a whiff of fresh linen mixed in, and a hint of lavender soap. Do you
see smell what I mean?
When it comes to describing smell, language is totally inadequate. Still, that didn’t stop the Japanese. Karieshuu is a word meaning the distinctive smell of the elderly. And it’s not bad. It’s just different.
(via It’s Okay To Be Smart).