Do Angels Have A Distinctive Aroma?

A number of people report a pleasant aroma filling the air, before, during or after an angelic encounter. Often the person involved will be the only one who can smell the aroma, even when they are in a crowded room.  The fragrance of roses, lavender, lilies and other flowers are commonly reported, but equally common is the scent of vanilla or chocolate and the familiar scent of a departed loved one’s perfume or cologne.
So in answer to the question, ‘Is there a specific angel scent?  The answer would be ‘no’ because the angels will use the aroma that speaks most strongly  to the person concerned and will be completely unique to them.
For example, if the smell of coffee or freshly baked bread makes you feel warm and relaxed, then the angels will surround you with this aroma to give you a sense of comfort and protection before making their presence fully known.
Have you smelled any aromas, fragrances, etc, that seemed to come out of nowhere? Did you feel it was 'an Angel'?

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29 thoughts on “Do Angels Have A Distinctive Aroma?

  1. I watched the movie "Michael" and in it were several references to the aroma of the supposed angel. I'm sixty years old and have not actually lived a pious life, however I distinctly remember instances in my life when I was overwhelmed by a certain pleasant aroma that for some reason I connected it to the presence of an angel. I have know idea how I reached that conclusion yet the the aroma was such that I literally tried to "consume" it out of the air. It was an aroma that fell somewhere between a baked pastry and a perfumed fragrance. I had never heard of this elsewhere until there were several references to it in that Travolta movie. I haven't experienced it in many years yet it is ingrained in my memory. Have any more info on this subject?

  2. To me, the scent is either that of an Easter Lily, or the scent of the very delicate "Lily of the Valley" flower. To me, these flowers smell similar…almost pure.

  3. The scent of angels smells to me like a lighter version of easter lilies. Hard to define. I associate the scent of jasmine and gardenias and orange blossoms, mixed with easter lilies, as the scent of angels.

    You know it when you smell it. Usually happens when I'm alone. It's happened several times and each time I look around searching for the source of the aroma, only to realize I am totally alone. Or so I think…

  4. A week after my Dad passed away, around 11pm If I remember, I distinctly smelt a floral aroma, in one specific place by the living room door and it seemed to be there for about 5 minutes, the aroma was so strong and so floral, all I could say to my Mum and my Brother was that it was like being in a garden of roses. My mum could also smell this beautiful aroma and at first we thought it was dad reassuring us, and I continued to believe that for along time, but now after reading about the aroma's, I believe now it was an angel come to offer love in our time of distress. I wished and wished to be able to smell that aroma again, there was nothing like it. and I would like to thank the angels for their love and god for sending them to us. I hope when it was my Dad's time to go in the ward, they came to him and offered the same comfort on the way.

  5. I did a Google on this subject because it happened to me last week. I only told my wife about it for fear of people thinking that I had lost it. She was skeptical and just said that she knew that it was real to me so I guess she didn't believe that it was angels, just my grief and imagination.
    My mother died last February. I recently cleared out her house in order to put it up for sale. On Wednesday, I had a charity come to pick up the last remaining items of furniture.
    Afterwards, the pleasant odor of flowers filled the house. I mainly noticed it in the living room and in the bedroom.
    It couldn't have been any perfume that was spilled because all of that stuff had been removed about a month ago. There aren't any flowers blooming in the yard or nearby.
    My parents always spoke about angels and would tell me that they were sending their guardian angel with me whenever I traveled anywhere.
    The only explanation that makes any sense to me is the presence of angels. I don't necessarily think that it was the presence of my mother, but I certainly believe that it was an angelic experience.

    1. I am so comforted after reading your entry. I experienced my car being filled with the scent of lillies the same wk that I had to sell my parent’s home. I was on the way to visit my 96 yr old father. My mom passed away 4 yrs ago. I felt the scent came from heaven somehow. My mom always told me she disliked the scent of lillies bc it reminded her of death. But somehow I was still comforted by the scent even though I could not figure out where it was coming from. I knew it was very real. It lingered for about a very long minute.

  6. I have smelled vanilla/ mens cologne and another scent of flowers that was so heavenly that it could not be identified. Lilacs but sweeter and better. I walked threw a wall of it. it felt like I was being baptized or something heavenly. Or I walked threw an angel. This happens to me quite a bit. It happens when people are around and they dont smell anything. so I guess it is ment for me only. Today it happened again. I was alone this time, I guess I am blessed by an angel or angels!! Thank you jesus!

  7. I have had the exact same beautiful aroma for many years,usually,but not always when I was troubled,on smelling this aroma my mood is immediately lifted as I know all will be well,I truly believe it is my guardian angel,its said we all have one I hope you all experience this beautiful phenomenon.

  8. I too have had on a few times when I have had a strong smell of lavender and there was nothing around to explain it it was during a troubling time so I believe in ANGELS, JESUS and the afterlifef

  9. 5min ago i had a very strong smell of flowers around me but i don't know what flower. I ask my husband if he can smell it but he couldn't but he said that I always smell flowers and he would love to smell it too!

  10. On Halloween night – my grown daughter handled the front door – passing out candy to the trick or treaters – and throughout the evening groups of kids would say "this house smells so good" kid after kid – one child said "this house smells awesome" – my daughter asked like what (obviously only the children could smell this whatever) – when she asked like what – the child said "it smells like awesomeness" since my daughter and I did not get the smell thing – I have assumed the kids were greeted at our front door by angles.

  11. I smelled the lavender smell yesterday and it was very pleasant. i am asking for Angels to help me with the depression I feel from the loss of my son

  12. Early this morning for about 10 minutes I smelled lilacs and and a pure smell of flowers. Was this an Arch angel or was I dreaming?

  13. A year ago I was taking down my daughters' trampoline and I suddenly got the strong scent of sweetheart candies. There was no food near me and I live completely out in the woods. I felt it could only be the presence of an angel.

  14. When I was a 10 year old kid we used to explore the isolation hospital at crown point in burnley , Lancashire, England. We all thought it was a chocolate factory as always tried to get in but it was locked secure. A few years ago I learned about angel feathers. I was at the funeral of my best friend. Afterwards in several occasions in various places appeared, my sister explained they were angel feathers. I then found out that one thing that suggested angels were present was the smell of chocolate. I remembered about crown point and learned that many children died there from small pox I think. I went back there last year. The hospital is now two bungalows. Whilst looking around and sniffing the air one resident came out to enquire of our business. I asked him if he had ever smelt chocolate. The answer was no, I guess the angels were long gone.

  15. As I was at work yesterday morning, I had a very strong perfume aroma, a scent my grandmother wore on special occasions. At first I was amazed by this encounter, then I started to think about her strongly, maybe because my mother is not doing well. It was my mother's mom whose scent I smelled. Please help me with this. Any imput would help.

    1. I was on my way to work one afternoon and I can’t remember how long it had been since my grandmother died, but the smell of her perfume filled the entire cab of my truck. I was so surprised I had send noticed the red light had changed to green and when I finally noticed, I still couldn’t move my foot off the brake pedal and I just froze, I don’t know how but it couldn’t have been more than a few minutes. I bought this same perfume for my grandmother that filled the air. I think that she came to say she was ok and not to be sad, I know she is happy and if it wasn’t her then it had to be her Angel. I hope this helps you.

  16. A beautiful aroma flooded my room as I lay on my bedroom floor praying for God to help me to get through a difficult time of my life…the emotional pain was almost to much to bear…On top of the emotional pain was physical pain do to my allergies…Just a little bit of dust can cause major sinus blockage which results into great pain.. The air purifier that I had grown to depend on left with my ex. I have serve allergies and the air purifier made my home into my paradise where I could breathe well and not have clogged sinus to the point of terrible pain. The air purifier had left with my ex and I was struggling…A wonderful aroma flooded my room…a scent I can't describe but it was the most purest air I have ever breathe

  17. I was suffering with a illness for several months. The condition caused me to pray the more to God. One day in the wee hours I was awaken by a bright light shining through my basement wind, a widow you could not see in or out of, I coveredmy eye's and raised up to look and the light came into my basement as a small ball of light that begin to grow and moving toward my bedroom door. I noticed a smell of honeysuckleso it filled the room. The light grew bigger and brighter until I couldn't stand to look at it. I covered my face the smell of honeysuckle grew stronger I pulled the cover from my face to see an image of a figure that I took to be a woman the color of amber. Then a deep sleep fell upon me. When I awoke hours later, the condition I suffered was no longer present.

  18. Years ago I was trudging up a hill in about a foot of snow in Alaska when I was overwhelmed with the scent (of all things) magnolias. I got back to the office expecting to find out that someone had died even though I have few family members. No one had died, thankfully. Nothing happened-just a normal day. I've never had any "olfactory hallucinations" before or since then. I still wonder what it meant.

  19. Years ago I was trudging up a hill in about a foot of snow in Alaska when I was overwhelmed with the scent (of all things) magnolias. I got back to the office expecting to find out that someone had died even though I have few family members. No one had died, thankfully. Nothing happened-just a normal day. I've never had any "olfactory hallucinations" before or since then. I still wonder what it meant.

  20. Last night laying in bed and playing a game on my phone, because I could not sleep, also due to a lot on my mind. I have a fan next to me when for the second time in several weeks, the scent of heaven came through my indeed smells like a beautiful flower scent of some form along with the scent kind of like a new born baby powder fresh smell.I too cannot describe it..only that it is wonderful and brought to mind that everything will be alright. Which is interesting because just as I was out of lives on my game.. I began searching for grants to help those in need of ivf to be able to concieve. I did not find anything yet, but I felt the 11K would be found somewhere.. maybe I'm silly, we shall see!! I told the angel.. I smell you, I know your here..and shortly after, it was gone… I love that smell so much and am indeed very grateful for it!!

  21. I have recently had this sweet flower smell in several places. It is usually in my living room and, sometimes in the kitchen, bathroom when I am putting on my makeup and at work. The wonderful smell is soothing and nobody else seems to smell it. My brother passed away three months ago and I thought maybe there was an angelic connection. I am always open to angels and welcome them. I also have had other encounters over the years where I always seem to see crosses; usually it is when I feel stress. Any comments: Thank you and bless you all.

  22. Hi All,
    Now I am experiencing a strong Vanilla smell around my work space(I am an IT employ working with my laptop) and I have checked with all my team whether they are getting the same smell or not. All laughed at me, because I am only experiencing!!!
    It is been one and half hour with strong smell. then I started googling.
    I asked workers hear, did you sprayed any vanilla flavored room freshener? They said no room freshener in your floor.
    I checked with my husband. Immediately He said it may be it is from God, check with him. I prayed god and God replied “It is not me, My angel is protecting you”.
    And after some time My left hand wrist is also started smelling like Sweet vanilla. God said “Angel held my hand”. It is so strong and pungent.

    And you know one more thing I like Vanilla allot. It is pleasant for me.

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