I've never been able to figure out what it is, but there's a certain smell that I've never noticed outside of Japan, and it's coming in through the window again. It's not like a food-smell or a flower-smell, I really have no idea what it is, but I really love this scent. It reminds me of Spring back in Hikarigaoka, sitting on the steps, watching the skaters and the little kids and the dance groups practicing, and just relaxing and smoking a joint, without having to worry about getting pinched for it. I use to notice this smell a lot back then. That was a long time ago, though. I can even remember how I generally looked back then: "Yellow Monkey"-style fluffy, dark, ring-patterned button up shirts opened up halfway, steel ball choker-type necklace, huge (super-wide leg) black jeans, really short hair, tanned skin, blue mirrored sunglasses, and constantly chainsmoking Larks and Marlboros like it was going out of style.
Quite a big change from the Me of recent days, with the back or black & gold suits, red, slightly opaque sunglasses, huge jointed, almost Gothic rings, longer hair, usually slicked back, really white skin, and constantly chainsmoking Mine's or Cherry's like it was going out of style.
This smell is really starting to get to me. I'm thinking of (finally) taking a shower, shaving, getting all dressed up, and going for a walk around Saiin, just to bask in the just-before-dusk glow and this beautiful fucking scent.
In fact, that's exactly what I'm gonna do.