I Like Certain Smells That Trigger Good Memories

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    I'm definately a southern boy at heart

    and my heart does belong to Dixie. Whenever I've been away for a long time from the south, I do miss it a ton. For me, the best welcome home is from the sweet smell of honeysuckle vines blooming and filling the air on a hot humid summer evening. That distinctive smell always...
    blueballsbull blueballsbull
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    The masculine smell of a man reminds me of my

    life before I married a woman!.......(in a good way!)
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    my grandmother was my best friend growing up.

    she always smelled like Oil of Olay lotion and channel #5 perfume. sometimes i can still smell her it makes me happy and sad at the same time. she passed away 6 years ago and i still have trouble letting her go. im thankful for every moment i got to be with her and wish i could...
    karabear1985 karabear1985
    31-35, F
    Apr 16, 2015

    Toast with butter and sausage.

    Reminds me of late mornings in grandmas kitchen. Memories of fixing breakfast for my two grandmothers. As we talked and looked out the big window at the table. That's where we spent most of our time at. Telling stories, reading horoscope from the news paper, and talking about...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2015

    The smell of cinnamon pine cones brings back

    the memory of the only Christmas i've ever had when I was 11.
    jesikahluv jesikahluv
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2014

    My Grandparents' Old House

    I like the fact that certain smells make me fondly remember my grandparents' old house . . . like that mixture of gas, oil, and cut grass that makes me remember their garage, where I went for the mower to do their lawn. There were oil stains on the floor from various cars that...
    TimeTrvler TimeTrvler
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2013

    Bacon.. Bacon.. And bacccoooon.

    . Did I say bacon? Oh yeah and those nuts4nuts stands, they're just awesome :P
    DoorMattress DoorMattress
    16-17, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    The smell of hay reminds me of Christmas 1998

    where I spent that time of the year in a little farm cottage, the smell specifically came from the barn in the back yard.
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    Jul 7, 2015

    Funny how smells can trigger a memory

    or take you back to a place or time
    emelon12 emelon12
    22-25, F
    Aug 11, 2014

    Anyone that reads this is going to say

    that I'm so weird... recently, my sister came into my bathroom to spray for bugs... that was two weeks ago. My bathroom still smells of this scent... the scent that was in my house as a kid. Now I know what it was... sometimes I really miss my childhood! :)
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    Dec 5, 2013

    I always seem to pick up smells

    now days that remind me of the past in elementary school which was like 15ish years ago.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Jun 19, 2015

    Clean laundry and Vanilla bring my grandma back

    to life, at least in my memories. Whenever I am doing my laundry I take a moment to smell and hug the fluffiest item, just to feel as though she is there hugging me back.
    ThatGirlIsPoison23 ThatGirlIsPoison23
    26-30, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    for me it's strange but I love the smell of

    face powder. the kind that comes in compacts with mirrors. my mom worked full time and was in the military so she was often deployed. I've always associated that smell with her presence since she's been wearing it since I was born. it reminds me of the happiness I felt when she...
    ashb3r ashb3r
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    Cigarette smoke, Yankee candles,

    Christmas ornaments, campfire. :))
    Opera37927 Opera37927
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2015

    Cigarette smoke, old books,

    certain coats and garden mint. Weird I know, but these smells remind me very strongly of my grandparents who I adored.
    ThunderWaffles ThunderWaffles
    22-25, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    After a period in my life ends

    and another begins, I change perfumes. When I spray the former, it brings back everything. I relive all I had once felt in rush of emotion. Everything: my sorrows, my hope, my dreams, my fight; then I say goodbye all over again during the last few seconds it lingers. When I...
    YourRemedyMyPoison YourRemedyMyPoison
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

    The smell of baking always reminds me of family.

    Loving so far away I normally only see them during the holidays, and someone's always baking then!
    ltwh13 ltwh13
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 26, 2014
    tgf247 tgf247
    51-55, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    It was Old Clothing !

    ! But not anymore. Why? I don't have any..
    shemalequeendirt shemalequeendirt
    46-50, F
    Jun 18, 2015

    Some smells always bring back certain memories.

    like every time I smell gardenia. I remember bringing my great uncle gardenia flowers the morning before he died. I was at my neurologist and I picked them just for him. he couldn't talk but I was sure he'd be able to smell them. and then the wild roses that grow here in the...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    Holiday Cookie's. I remember helping my mother

    with the Christmas cookies. I used to be her little 'cookie sampler' for helping her cut out, and decorate the cookies. Those were some "good" memories. :-)
    Vinaigrette1 Vinaigrette1
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2015

    I have a red paper hand fan

    that I received as a gift from my grandmothers estate. Its not especially pretty looking or nice, but it has a faint smell which reminds me of her favorite perfume. And that is priceless.
    YesImStillHere YesImStillHere
    26-30, F
    Oct 24, 2015
    MrLazyCloud MrLazyCloud
    22-25, M
    Jun 18, 2015

    Vanilla, beer, toast

    and bacon for me :)
    tonytdog86 tonytdog86
    31-35, M
    Jul 13, 2015

    When I enter my great-grandma's room.

    .. All the memories of her handing me sweets come rushing back to me and I can't stop my eyes from getting teary.
    Pandainpinktutu Pandainpinktutu
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2014

    i like certain smells

    that trigger nostalgia. lol i can't really remember the exact memory, but i sense it's familiar. you know?
    asdfghjkl26 asdfghjkl26
    22-25, F
    Jun 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Aug 22, 2015

    rubber reminds me of the little ball horn on

    the front of my childhood bike basket
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    When I was a child, I was fortunate enough to

    go to the best school in the world (well, to me anyway). There was a library with a fireplace in it and the entire outside and inside of the school would smell like wonderful warm fire. Now the school is closed down, abandoned actually. But with little things like the smell of...
    ifeelachangeinthewind ifeelachangeinthewind
    26-30, F
    Jun 18, 2015
    EmaHope EmaHope
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015
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