On the Facebook fragrance forum I like to browse (one of the only things I still use Facebook for anymore), someone recently asked: what are everyone's favorite nature (i.e., non-perfume) scents?
My answers off the top of my head:
Petrichor! (Rain on ground, especially warm ground that has been dry a while.)
The shores of Puget Sound: basically a seawater smell, but less wind-whipped and wild; quieter, and more mixed with rocks and evergreen trees and a hint of wood smoke from cabins.
Mint growing wild.
A summer night--no idea what the smell is, other than a hot earth cooling down for the evening.
What are yours?