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Sensory details are a wonderful way to draw your reader into a particular scene—the smell of wood smoke from a chimney, for example, or the dry desert wind that leaves your cheeks chapped. But senses can also help readers understand an emotion or experience in fresh, non-cliched terms. 

Here's how Helen Grant describes the taste of love:
Love is sudden and sharp, like a hastily-administered peppermint. It chills your teeth when you breathe and makes your drink  cold.

Grace Mary Potts on the taste of winter:
Winter, she thinks, has an odd taste of throat lollies and comforting things. To her the coldest season tastes like the tang of tea mellowed by milk and sweetness, a subtle warmth filling her mouth to belie the crisp cool air nipping at her cheeks and cracking dry lips. 

And raiyabb depicting the taste of simplicity:
The taste of simplicity: a sweet drop of honey goldening a glass of milk.

Your turn, dear writers. Try your hand at some of these:
  • The taste of winter
  • The taste of love
  • The taste of simplicity
  • The taste of adrenalin
  • The taste of writer's block
  • The taste of embarrassment
  • The taste of the night sky
  • The taste of surprise
  • The taste of the color green