Victorian Sounds and Smells


  • Train whistles blowing in the distance
  • Rumble of train on tracks
  • Horse hooves on cobblestone roads
  • Clock ticking
  • Fire crackling
  • Creaking of floorboards
  • Birds singing
  • Dogs barking
  • Windmill turning
  • Honking swans in a pond
  • Wheels on cobblestone
  • Piano playing
  • Chalk squeaking on chalkboard
  • People practicing singing
  • Chatter of servants in another room
  • Rain pattering on the window glass
  • Rain pattering on your umbrella
  • Sea waves hitting the shore
  • Clocktower bell chiming
  • Needles clicking of someone knitting
  • Waving store sign creaking and waving in the wind
  • Book pages rustling as turned over
  • Leaves rustling in the wind


  • Beeswax Candles Burning
  • Tallow Candles Burning
  • Freshly gathered herbs hanging to dry
  • Freshly cut flowers for a vase
  • Market food (fish, spices)
  • Fresh Rain
  • Coal or Peat burning
  • Freshly brewed tea
  • Garden flowers
  • Horse Dung
  • Freshly baked goods in a farm kitchen or a bakers shop
  • Sweets in a candy shop
  • Sea air
  • Perfume
  • Smoke from a fire
  • Wheat Fields
  • Farm Animals
  • Forest Moss
  • Pine Needles

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