I was trying to put my finger on it. I didn't want to sound redundant and plain saying I liked the smell of oak over all others, but that's it - only it's from the oak the wine barrels. When I walk by a freshly split stack, drying in the sun, or on a warm foggy morning sunrise - damp, luscious. Especially a large fresh split, stick my nose in it, breath deep.Nothing finer than the smell white oak seasoning in the stacks. The aroma drifting on on a warm fall day is reminiscent of a nice bourbon.