I Love It When Scent Brings a Memory

have you ever smelled something and it took you back to a time and place instantly? 2,479 People

    I just put hand sanitizer on

    and the small is taking me back to my first real crush.. His name was Chris and he was dirty blond with blue eyes. His sent was so strong I would smell it everytime he passed and smelling it still brings back how I felt about him so long ago.
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2014

    Whenever I smell a new pool toy,

    like a raft or a beach ball, it makes me feel so good! It smells like the summers of the past.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 7

    Thanks to my boyfriend,

    I will always associate the smell of old spice with warmth, protection, reassurance, and cuddling. It will always calm me down. It will always put me in a state of meditation that brings me peace.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 27, 2014

    It's so magical when a scent brings a memory.

    ..smell sense it's very important to me...I enjoy smelling.
    estrella77 estrella77
    36-40, F
    Jun 1, 2015
    wingcommander wingcommander
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015

    Our sense of smell is

    so powerful. I love the smell of cotton candy. It takes me back to happier times when my life was as simple as those puffs of spun sugar.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 11, 2015
    Move4Word Move4Word
    46-50, M
    Apr 11

    The scent of an on comming thunderstorm in the

    air takes me to a childhood place... Mjolnir clashes with the anvil earth
    Xalinder Xalinder
    36-40, M
    Dec 29, 2014

    Roses. For my wedding day I bought a set of

    rose scented toiletries and perfume, I had hoped that the scent would compliment the roses in my bouquet of flowers. Now whenever I smell roses I am transported back in time to that day and I remember all the feelings I had in church when we made our promises, all the sights and...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    A truck drove past me this morning

    and the exhaust smell flashed me back to our jr high bus lot in the winter. We'd skate across the icy mix of diesel and snow in our boots, secretly hoping we'd *accidentally* miss the bus and get to hang longer with other pre-pubescent teens. Sometimes we'd forge notes and ride...
    EPHailie EPHailie
    26-30, F
    Feb 10, 2015
    Katlynfantastic Katlynfantastic
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Nov 5, 2015
    Jllovin Jllovin
    41-45, M
    Dec 12, 2015

    Fresh cut grass brings back a lot of memories

    from childhood. Those are some of my favorite memories. Cartwheels and lemonade!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    Last year during summer-fall I wore a hair

    perfume called 'pink sugar' to every football game. I wore it bc it smelled good and I thought my crush would like it. After football season I got depressed and stopped wearing it. One day I put it on again and I burst into tears bc it reminded me of happy times. sometimes I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 29, 2015

    Ever since I was little my sense of smell has

    been especially keen. I can smell when a certain food is cooking from the garage or when a person was just in the room and what they smell like. It's to the point where people will come to smell I like.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 28, 2014

    Scratch 'n sniff stickers from the 80s totally

    make me nostalgic! Especially the grape, pizza and pickle ones.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    Jean Nate, Musk, Roses,

    The Ocean, Rain, Babies, Coffee, Bed Sheets dried in the fresh air, Pine Trees, Magnolia Blossoms ( I can't find candles or air fresheners, anyone ?) Mowed Grass, Leaves Burning in Fall ( Female Pheromone ! Ho...ly Cats Girl !)
    softspokenman softspokenman
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Jan 23

    The smells of my childhood: An old tractor,

    freshly plowed ground, diesel exhaust, sweat and grease on old work clothes, Red Horse chewing tobacco, soybeans in the field on a summer afternoon, dust from a gravel road.
    farmerjoeih1066 farmerjoeih1066
    41-45, M
    Jul 29, 2015

    Comfort

    When I was a little girl my pépère smoked a pipe... whenever my mémère would make us a new quilt, or knitted slippers, or mittens they always came with the smell of vanilla pipe tobacco... that scent still brings back comforting memories of sitting on pépère's knee while he...
    hippiechick333 hippiechick333
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Aug 13, 2012
    MBIE MBIE
    26-30, F
    Jan 18

    Yes...I can relate to this.

    The awful smell of gasoline at the local carnival as a kid. On the spider ride too long left me sick the rest of the weekend. Inhaling those fumes. Eternity perfume... My good friend in HS; it was her fav. Now I use it to remind me if those days. Gray Flannel... Cologne...
    Fallgirl007 Fallgirl007
    41-45, F
    Feb 24, 2014

    I was extremely close to my paternal

    grandmother. She always wore liquid, perfumed deodorant from Avon. I loved the smell so much, I ordered a bottle. Now, when the mood strikes, I open the bottle. It is like having her with me all over again.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 29, 2015

    When I was little, I loved studying ancient

    Egypt and mummies and the royalty. And one time I was studying cleopatra. I read she loved to bathe in milk and back then she seemed like the epitome of grace and beauty. It was a bonus that she was from Africa. That was before I realized that it had been taken over by another...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 13, 2015

    I have always thought

    that scents bringing about memories to be interesting and cool. I like when I smell something and immediately remember a moment in time because of the smell.
    JonesJJ315 JonesJJ315
    36-40, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    My husband and I started dating around

    Christmas of 2003. That Christmas I had gotten Victoria's Secret lotion in "Decadent Desire" scent and I wore it all the time in those early days. Smelling that scent would bring me back to our puppy love days. The scent was discontinued so for the next few years, I would buy...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 5

    I don't know if she will read this post,

    but I want her to know that I don't feel bitter or regret. It's as simple as that. There will always be a part of me that fills me with memories I will never forget. Always and forever. No regrets. Just last night I was at the casino, and a woman walked by me. The scent of her...
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    May 2, 2015
    unhappilymarriedf unhappilymarriedf
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 7

    Even the scent of the air

    as the seasons change bring me to different places I've been and how I felt during those times. October, specifically, is bittersweet. There are scents from my past I hold on to as memorabilia. A box from my grandmother's room still smells of her perfume. Empty bottles of my...
    adianoeta adianoeta
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2014

    Last weekend, I was driving past a park

    and got a whiff of slightly scented fabric and dust. It reminded me of my grandmother's house, growing up. I like the smell, but it's no doubt universal for all old people's homes, where they haven't upgraded anything since the 70's. The same day, I went to Home Depot and the...
    hisloverpants hisloverpants
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    I love when people have the same scent all year

    around or all their life. I be thinking how do they do that? Sometimes they stop making the same products. It's say you always used bath and body works coconut perfume. In 2016 they might stop making them. I find it cool when people have he same smell to them for years
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2015

    I live in the High Desert region of Central

    Oregon. The environment is mostly Pine, Juniper, Sagebrush, Thistles, and other desert wildflowers & vegetation. Tumbleweeds abound in Summer and Fall. The predominant scent in the air is a combination of Juniper and Sage. Floating over the dry air, whatever season, this is...
    Anonymouself Anonymouself
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    I've loved the scent of brewing coffee

    since I was a boy.. My grandfather would brew it every morning in an old percolator pot. The scent filled the house and it became the scent of happiness, comfort and well being... . It's not so strange, then, that often I think about him when I smell coffee or when I am...
    LeChemineau LeChemineau
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    it was like taking you back from the past

    and makes you fall in love into something that you didn't know
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2015

    Tickled me to see this group.

    English Leather ! When I was a teenager, I had a friend who always wore too cologne, you could always smell him before he entered a room. When I told him that he could go easier he replied with that classic "I wear English Leather or nothing at all" line. I answered that he...
    Raven57 Raven57
    56-60, F
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    You'll see in a post I made to one

    who said about the same thing as you with respect to scents bringing back memories in full force, I was in the super market not long ago when a woman a tad younger than I passed me in the aisle and I got a whiff of her perfume: Ambush. Lordy, the last and only time I smelled...
    Nightwets Nightwets
    66-70, M
    Aug 22, 2015

    My mom used to cook a Roasted Chicken Dinner on

    Sunday's . she always used onions, celery, butter and poultry seasoning in her stuffing. I know her recipe by heart and make it for my Turkey stuffing . It's a nice savoury stuffing and my neices and nephews love my stuffing and pig out on it when they come for a holiday dinner...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2015

    My sense of smell, and therefore taste,

    is incredibly sharp, and parts of my brain memory are stimulated by scents from my past. A month ago, I was walking the aisles of a local grocer's trailing a woman (not on purpose) in her mid sixties, I'd say. She stopped suddenly by a shelf, and I passed her by quite closely...
    Nightwets Nightwets
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    I like when I smell a rusty fence

    or old books or a cafeteria and it brings me back to elementary school or summer vacation. Or someone where's perfume and you flashback to Hugh school. Memories you wouldn't remember except by that scent you just smelled.
    abe182 abe182
    41-45, M
    Nov 14, 2015
    livingasme livingasme
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    I was fascinated to learn

    that our sense of smell bypasses our brain's logic center, and sends information directly to our long-term memory for "intake processing." Psychologists believe this is why the sense of smell can trigger a full-body memory in ways that no other sense can.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    31-35, F
    Mar 31, 2014

    "Afterhours...."

    During my wild and crazy days; I use to make special visits to this married guy I used to date. Id go to his house whenever his wife was outta town on business and he would always wear Afterhours by Old Spice. He treated me very good. I finally starting feeling guilty for being...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2011

    I'm finding out that certain scents make me cry

    or think back to happier times.
    Philli8807 Philli8807
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I get this all the time,

    its like every smell brings up another memory, and when I do remember by the smell I would always wonder why I had never thought of it before
    sharichi sharichi
    22-25, M
    Aug 16, 2015

    I can definitely relate to this,

    some of the weirdest scents bring back amazing memories for me :).
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2014

    The smell of freshly cut grass,

    always brings back the summers of my childhood.
    CynicalLife CynicalLife
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    Which one is it for you.

    I don't even know if it's still on the market but Windsong is the one for me. My first ever girlfriend wore it. And English Leather was what I always splashed on 😀
    Dan2kboi Dan2kboi
    56-60, M
    Jan 28

    Ruby Tuesdays onion rings.

    Julies p.... !! Same taste
    Stacieandpaul69 Stacieandpaul69
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

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