When we travel, I’ve started to take my own teabags along so I’m not stuck with Lipton when the hotel room offers hot water. On our honeymoon, I took ginger peach tea along. I was having a cup recently and suddenly I felt like I was on our hotel patio in Malaysia. I could practically hear the ocean.
What I like about the word “redolent” is that it’s a perfect expression of the relationship between smells and memory. It means:
1. Having or emitting fragrance; aromatic.
2. Reminiscent; suggestive