Planes coming in from Australia to overseas airports carry with them the waft of sunscreen, salt and Sydney summer. In your face beach smells from passengers that you expect to smell stinky after a long haul flight. The reminder of home and sense of place provides strength in a foreign land.
sunscreen – predominant strong smell, underlaid with damp beach towels and salt spray. Damp eucalyptus are more the leaves underfoot, like when it rains in bush. Heat – it does smell like the sun – is what the smells conjure.