orange blossoms

By Rachel Awes on July 12, 2010

i shared with a friend how i wonder if heaven could smell like lily of the valley & asked if she ever thought about what heaven smells like & she quick as lightening responded “yes! like orange blossoms!”. i now wonder what yours might smell like.. xo

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  1. Melissa says:

    I love this! When I got married I wore a comb with little orange blossoms on it, like they do in my family’s home country of Spain. Though I think heaven could certainly smell like lily of the valley, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. This is great! The quote and the art! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love orange blossoms, the smell and the stunning look of it. I remember smells of citrus orchards from my childhood, the smell always takes me places, now to heaven too thanks to your words and to your beautiful drawing.

  4. leonie.wise says:

    the coconut-vanilla smell of wild gorse in flower

    or honeysuckle vines

    or wet grass after the rain

    do i have to pick just one smell??!

  5. Kolleen says:


    what a fun question

    fresh cut grass
    johnsons baby lotion!!!

    adore your creation

  6. lori vliegen says:

    every time the magnolias bloom here i think to myself that this is what heaven must smell like…..or maybe like blue carnations…..or maybe like melted chocolate…..

    your sweet artwork always makes me smile, precious one!! xox, :))

  7. Amy says:

    cinnamon buns of course ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. imateacup says:

    baby hair
    or maybe i mean baby head
    ok whole baby

  9. I love the smell of the flower Plumeria. We have it in our garden in Baja. The scent is simply heaven!

  10. Kim Mailhot says:

    Baby’s neck….or cotton sheets dried on a clothes line…heaven !

  11. Faiza says:

    smells like mom’s sour cream chocolate chip cake…

  12. it would smell like spring…

  13. Heavenly smells…it’s so hard to just pick a few. I’d want to indulge in all sorts, alternating from one luscious scent to another.

  14. feralcompass says:

    Orange blossoms are on my list of heavenly smells along with: gardenias, lilacs, night blooming jasmin and homemade bread still in the oven.

  15. Martha Lever says:

    I love your art! I think that everyday will smell day like bread baking, the next like cinnamon rolls, the next like chocolate chip cookies…and then we can go eat all we want without feeling guilty!!!

  16. Mary says:

    I love this, and the variety of smells that are special to each of the people here. Whatever it be, it will be intoxicating I am sure!!


  17. I like to imagine heaven smelling much like the sea….a clean, windy smell that clears the palate so that every fragrance just POPS with it’s unique essence. The sea sharpens all of my senses to everything else….the storms are stormier, wet is wetter and birds are birdier:)

  18. aimee says:

    the sweetest smelling drawing i’ve ever met!!!

  19. ELK says:

    oh such a thought .. such a drawing

    vanilla? no …cinnamon? maybe a new puppy?

  20. Lisa says:

    Oooh…orange blossoms. Yum, yum, yum. Think I might make heaven in my own home tomorrow.

  21. Carissa says:

    Rachel, I love her in this tree! Her little outfit is so precious. It reminds me of my teenage summer time self sporting Doc Martens w/ a summery dress as I climb trees + eat oranges from the orange grove. My own little secret world. This is heaven. You bring out the playground in me.

    Abundantly Joyful,

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