“Lemon verbena and green tea scents from L’Occitane.  My wife wears both depending on the seasons, and she is always delicious. These scents always make me feel my love and desire for my wife of 23 years. It is amazing.”– David L. Archer
Marketing consultant and CEO, DA Associates PR in Hopewell Junction, Hopewell Junction resident

“Whenever I smell coffee brewing, I think of Paris. It can’t just be any coffee. It has to be espresso. I feel like I’m on the Rue St. Honoré, making a quick stop in my favorite cafe for a cup with a fresh croissant before heading on to the fashion shows of the season. There’s so much electricity on the street from the fabulously dressed people heading for work, the fancy shop windows and the buzzing art galleries. The doormen at the new Mandarin Hotel tip their hats as I stroll by.”

– Mary Jane Denzer
Owner, Mary Jane Denzer Ltd. in White Plains, White Plains resident

“Onions cooking in schmaltz. My mother made the world’s best chopped liver and the smell of onions in schmaltz, boiling chicken livers and eggs meant a taste of paradise for a Jewish kid growing up in Houston, Texas. Nothing can replace the smell or the memory. Pure love.”

– Rozanne Gates
Co-owner, The Legacy Project USA, Westport resident

“Lavender is heaven to me. One whiff and I relax. It is always my choice for aromatherapy massages, candles, bath oils – you name it. I used it when my children were little at bath time as well, and it calmed them (and me) right down and prepared us for sleep.”

 Deborah Heineman, executive director, Wolf Conservation Center, Chappaqua resident
“Casablanca white Lilies stir my sensibility, because they represent a clean and pure image. I love the smell of these beautiful lilies and I buy fresh ones every week.”

– Kristen Jensen
Photographer, Bethel resident

“I love the scent of fresh cut grass, of Chardonnay inside my glass. I also like the coffee bean, and who’d believe me, gasoline. And now to show my coy WAG Wit, I searched for something to submit. But sadly, I submit my gaffe. There’s nothing here to make you laugh.”

Frank LaFauci
CEO, Positive Impact Corp. in Stamford, Stamford resident

“My Estée Lauder fragrances remind me of my first love.”

– Robin Lyons, Estée Lauder counter manager at Macy’s at the Stamford Town Center, Stamford resident

“The touch and scent of high quality genuine leather inspire my designing creativeness.”

– Marysia Nystrom,
Fleur-Isabelle Fashion House Inc. in Norwalk, Stamford resident

“My husband proposed to me on a boat – a long, sleek gondola with a singing gondolier and all. Before I know what he had planned, the skies opened up and it started to rain. We were covered by a big blue tarp, and started to laugh at our luck. The quick shower passed and as we removed the tarp, the spring rain had left the air smelling wonderfully fresh and sweet. The proposal was so special and romantic, needless to say I said yes! Every time I smell spring rain, I think of that happy day (and yes we are still married 23 years later).”

– Laura Osborne of Intelligent Hotels, Stamford resident

“My mother’s sauce recipe that I make about four times per winter to freeze reminds me of my amazing, huge Italian family holidays of years past. I love rolling meatballs and drinking Chianti while it simmers.”

– Georgette Pascale
President and CEO, Pascale Communications L.L.C., Fairfield resident

“The smell of ocean air not only relaxes me but reminds me of the good ol’ surf and sand days. I equally love the smell of freshly cut grass. It’s a fresh scent that reminds me that summer is here and the ice cream man is driving around the corner at any minute. Raised in Southern California, I associate relaxation and happiness with these two distinct summer scents.”

– Ria Rueda
Director of marketing, Barcelona Wine Bar/Bartaco Restaurants, New Canaan resident

“There’s nothing like the fragrance of ripe peaches. Peaches represent summer in full swing. We’ll wrap fresh peaches in prosciutto to add something special to summer appetizers, because food always tastes better if it evokes the outdoors.”

 Joseph Yorio
Executive chef/owner, Event Caterers in Danbury, Danbury resident

Compiled by Alissa Frey. To be included, email afrey@wagmag.com.

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