My Favourite Smell – Sinead Burke

My Favourite Smell – Sinead Burke aka Minnie Melange, tells us the smell that brings back ‘sweet’ memories.

Sinead aka minnie melange

The Question:  What is your favourite smell, other than perfume, and why?


For as long as I can remember, I have always been drawn to a certain type of treat. When my sisters would lunge for chocolate, I would reach for SoftMints (preferably in a Spearmint flavour). I never gave it much thought on whether it was the texture, taste or scent that I was drawn to.

mint collage

However, having spent several weeks in Morocco, the most vivid imagery and memories of my trip are tied to the scent of mint, and that sense of childhood complacency at the sweet counter returned. I arrived home craving peppermint tea and bucket loads of After Eights. In a round-a-bout way, my favourite scent is mint – keep your Murrary Mints and toothpaste under lock and key!