I’ve not got the greatest sense of smell which might be a drawback in cooking which I love.
A smell that does give me a madeleine moment is that of bracken. I couldn’t describe the smell but it is unmistakable. This is the smell of a lot the Scottish countryside in summer. As well as more recent memories of walking through bracken I am reminded of playing in the woods as a child, chopping through the jungle And building shelters from the stalks and fronds of bracken.