This whole not-being-able-to-smell thing is rather distressing, like the world has lost a dimension.
But I’m getting better enough to be bored and fidgety, and I haven’t lost my hearing, so–
Here’s a playlist of songs, from my ramblings on scents that are all tagged as having smoky notes. Many get their smoke from incense, some from black tea; labdanum–rock rose–can have a marvelous creosote layer, and gunpowder gives edgy darkness.
Some of the songs are harsh, some soft, but they all have an intimate bluesy smoke vibe.
(And get vaxxed, and take your vitamin D.)
Absolue Pour Le Soir – Honey Bee by Muddy Waters
A City On Fire – Rooms on Fire by Stevie Nicks
Norne – If I Had a Heart by Fever Ray
O, Unknown! – Blood Makes Noise by Suzanne Vega
Breath of God – Just Breathe by Pearl Jam
Land of Warriors – Take out the Gunman by Chevelle
Fate – I Put a Spell on You by Samantha Fish
Timbuktu – Timbuktu Fasso by Fatoumata Diawara & Amine Bouhafa
Memoir – Insanity by Emaan Zadjali
Encens – Smoke & Mirrors by Gotye
Spice Must Flow – Capricorn by 30 Seconds to Mars
La Fin du Monde – Until the End of the World by U2
Everything & Nothing – Nothin’ by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Lui – Gentle Groove by Mother Love Bone