Earlier this evening I created a list of my five favorite scents. The first four are all found in nature: pine, honeysuckle. eucalyptus and lavender. The fifth, however, is the Good Home Company’s Pure Grass.
I forget how I discovered Good Home’s products. They have been featured on Oprah’s favorite things but that’s not where I found them. I knew about them long before that. I must have found them in some local store that no longer exists. I bought a bottle of their Pure Grass laundry scent, which is used in place of fabric softener. It’s rather pricey so I only used it on the bedsheets. I loved it; may have bought it on more than one occasion. Then, somehow, I forgot about it. I think perhaps the store where I’d bought it closed and it faded from my consciousness. It was years before I thought of it again (in that case, it may have been Oprah who spurred the recollection, though I don’t usually watch her show). However, the thought that I should search for it online passed fleetingly through my brain and I forgot about searching. This happened several more times before I finally remembered to actually do the search. I found Good Home’s website and ordered more laundry scent and some sheet/clothing spray, both in Pure Grass, of course! Again I saved the laundry additive for sheets and blankets only to make it last longer.
It has been more than a year since that bottle was used up and somehow I keep neglecting to get more. I think of it every time I get an email from the Company but those emails rarely coordinate with my actually being able to drop $20 on a bottle of fabric softener and not feel guilty about it. But, tonight, when I sat down to make the list, Pure Grass popped into my head right away, and I have a strong memory of the scent. I can’t describe what it smells like except that it’s a clean smell. I don’t even know why I like it. There’s just something about it that makes me want to curl up underneath my scented sheets with my nose buried in my pillow case, flex my claws, and purr. It doesn’t just smell nice; I find it strangely soothing. I keep thinking about how nice and relaxing it would be to climb into bed tonight if the bed smelled like Pure Grass. And ever since I made the list I’ve been craving that smell. I told Robert on the phone to be expecting me to place an order with Good Home very soon. I may even get wild and crazy and try one of their other scents, too, in a room freshener or counter spray or something. Just not on my bed…..that territory is reserved for Pure Grass and Pure Grass only.
(And, yes, I just wrote an entire entry about fabric softener. And you just sat here and read it. Sucker. 🙂 )