I really do miss the aromas that come from a good wood fire- and indeed the differences depending on the type of wood used and the state its in. Here’s my poetic take on this:
In these days of pristine central heating
You can keep yourself as warm as toast
But there’s nothing to beat
A woodfire’s heat
And of fine smells they really can boast.
Juniper is the firewood of my choice
Mixed with apple and cherry tree too
A clean tang springs from birch
And for holly I’ll search
But old oak makes a shrine of the flue.