The smell of spices. It awakens us.
Imagine yourself in a busy train. The seat next to you is empty. A man decides to occupy the seat besides you. When he sits down, the first thing that hits you is the smell of spices from his jacket.
This could happen anywhere. It doesn't have to be a busy train. Sometimes I have experienced the smell of spices while wearing a jacket. The awareness is usually followed by frantic and extreme spraying of cologne or a visit to the laundry. I have to confess the latter always has been the most effective way.
What baffles me is how does the smell of spices seep into the jacket? It is true we use a lot of spice. At the same time, we do not keep the jacket right next where we cook! We always take extreme care of our clothes. Despite this, our clothes smell of spices! How does this happen?