That smells really goood

gandle(4 NE)November 12, 2010

Our witch hazel is blooming more heavily this fall than I can ever remember it flowering. Love the light smell from the blossoms.

Grandad used to use witch hazel on his face after shaving with his straight razor. The smell takes me back 75 years to that time.

Pleasant memories.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I am envious. Witchhazel don't like our climate and soil and after four tries I gave up.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 7:20PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Very pleasant memories George. I'm envious too, I haven't smelled witch hazel in a long time. I remember it being used on us when we had a sunburn after our long days at the shore. When the fish were 'running' Pops would stay all day and half the night. I can also remember men smelling like witch hazel after a shave or haircut.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 1:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

we have a witch hazel too but it only blooms in the spring,but what a powerful scent. Your's sounds especially nice. I always have witch hazel in the house which is a great astringent among other things.

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 4:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Quotes 2 - 22 - 15
Man is a universe within himself. Bob Marley Prejudice...
Quotes 2 - 26 - 15
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought,...
Please excuse my tardiness
Power went out Thurday late evening, got back after...
Quotes 3 - 3 - 15
Late afternoon on the West Coast ends with the sky...
Just went to the grocery store
and as we left a woman followed us out by less than...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™