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I Love It When Scent Brings a Memory

have you ever smelled something and it took you back to a time and place instantly? 1,354 People

    Green Cordial

    Every time I smell green cordial it brings back memories of daycare. I used to get some flash backs of this lovely woman and we would be in her garden having morning tea.Peanut Butter sandwhiches cut into little triangles and Lime cordial.To this day I get pictures of that little...
    HowMuchCanaKoalaBear HowMuchCanaKoalaBear 41-45, F Jul 7, 2012

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    Same, I had this really good friend

    and we would hug lots of times. When we were at secondary school he would sit down and then I would be standing opposite him and he would turn me round and sit me on his lap. We would always hug to say hello and goodbye. He was awesome but then he stopped talking to me when he...
    BaoYin BaoYin 16-17, F Jun 9

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    Secret World

    We tend to forget about the scents secret world except when we feel disgusted by a very bad one, or when we are attracted by a perfume, or suddenly remember grandmother's arms when closing the eyes, and softly biting a piece of pie...   Scents evoke memories...
    sweetmeisje sweetmeisje 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2010

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    Smells Like...

    Scents are nostalgic, relics of a time past or a person almost forgotten. The smell of baby powder reminds me of my Grandmother, being hugged by her in her thin cotton gowns. The smell of Mop and Glow reminds me of being at her house, the regularity of dinner time and the...
    Siberia1000 Siberia1000 46-50, F Dec 12, 2012

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    he always smells like wind

    and sweat but he smells sweet and i cant help it but the way he sleeps makes me never want to wake him up cuz it another scent i love
    foreverstrong1 foreverstrong1 13-15, F Jan 15

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    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Just Yesterday

    I smelled Jergen's Cherry Almond yesterday and instantly I was back in my childhood, sitting at the feet of my grandmother as she put her rouge on.  I can breathe her in and feel as if she is still here with me now. It is amazing how that lotion makes me think of her. ...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2010

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    No it ****** me off cos then

    for days I try and remember what it is!
    MixedJayy MixedJayy 16-17, F Apr 9

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    Produce...............

    After having been with you daily , intimately.........the smell of fresh produce will always remind me of your hands.  They always smell so good!!!!!! Penny WEBB
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    I like the smell of strawberries.

    It reminds me of my elementary school days :) In the morning the air would smell like strawberries :)
    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F Jan 26

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    Thanks, Neutrogena :)

    There is this body oil from neutrogena that I used to where a lot before I met my abusive boyfriend... I recently bought it again. It brought back memories of high school, friends, wearing scarves in the winter, listening to Incubus... I love the scent. They sell it in grocery...
    noliera noliera 18-21, F Sep 11, 2012

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    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 8 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    Fresh Mown Hay

    I love the wonderful, sweet smell of new mown hay. It brings back many fond memories of summers spent working in the hay fields on the family farm. When I was in grade school my older cousins would come for the summer to help get the hay stacked in the barn. After the days work...
    MtnManJohn MtnManJohn 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    Ginger

    when ever I smell fresh ginger I am in my grandmothers Afican Kitchen and can feel her arms me.
    Marianne808 Marianne808 41-45 Nov 19, 2012

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    I like to sharpen my knives.

    The smell of wet steel, and titanium gliding over my whetrocks.
    namesDizzy namesDizzy 18-21, M Mar 31

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    Do You Remember?

    I have a memory of the bottle caps of soda when I was a child. Well actually they used to put a little piece of plastic in the lid that would have the letters or numbers on it for contests. I have such a vivid memory of the smell of those plastic pieces. It takes me back to...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Perfume

    There is an old Channel No. 5 scent that transports me back to another time in childhood ... or further I think. Every so often some classy Woman will wear it and it is ... a m a z i n g.
    AnythingRain AnythingRain 36-40 Sep 8, 2012

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    cryingstranger cryingstranger 36-40, F Mar 14

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    Just the other day this happened to me.

    I was driving and picked up this scent. It reminded me of my time overseas. I found myself smiling because I was lost in my thoughts for a moment.
    Cheatn21 Cheatn21 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    The Familiar Perfume

    I have this special teacher. Her name is Mrs. D. She is my best friend and is like a mother to me. I love her, and I love to be around her. I have switched schools now, but I still go back to visit her sometimes. I was visiting my grandparents in Texas a few weeks ago. We...
    mezoe mezoe 13-15 Jan 4, 2013

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    Common Scents

      there is absolutely nothing like getting a waft of a smell that brings you into an instant flashback. the kind where yo uforget aboutall reality around you.Dolce and Gabanna - Light Blue is the most vivid one. it smells like summer. like an entire summer. and...
    misskrissywithaK misskrissywithaK 18-21, F Jan 27, 2010

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    Fleeting

    It is the saddest of all senses. The scent floats. It's there and it is gone after a while. And every time it is slightly different, even when it is the perfume of a woman. Yet in its myriads of expressions, as many as the stars, they carry a world and are unmistakable...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2010

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    Scented Letters

    Wow. Just before I was in the bathroom and caught a whiff of a smell I haven't smelled for years. It was very close to the scent that a girl friend of mine used to put on her letters when we were childhood correspondents. I never did know what it was and can't figure out now...
    rojblake rojblake 36-40, M 12 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    Deodorant

    When I put on this deodorant I can't help but get swep away with a bunch of memories..
    thatwasthenandthisisnow thatwasthenandthisisnow 18-21 Apr 23, 2010

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    When Smells Bring Memories

    Just these days I burned a new incense and the smell was exactly like the smell of temples in India :-) I mentioned that to my son and he agreed straight away. It gave him the same memory straight away. Some clothes softner reminds me when we visited my grandmother in Barcelona...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 27, 2009

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    I memorize scents. When I smell it somewhere,

    it triggers a memory. Weird?
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    Cigarettes And Alcohol

    There are many scents that bring back memories, but the two that stand out, for wildly contrasting reasons, are the aforementioned cigarettes and alcohol. My late mother was a smoker, and she was a refuge from all the problems I was having in the rest of my life (too many to bore...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Feb 19, 2013

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    "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

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    I can definitely relate to this,

    some of the weirdest scents bring back amazing memories for me :).
    hitthelightsnow hitthelightsnow 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 9

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    I used to wear Pink by Victoria's Secret.

    The scent of it brings me back to the time when my husband and I were dating. He was head over heels in love with me. That's one of the best feelings in the world.... to be wanted, isn't it?
    krispykreme30 krispykreme30 31-35, F Feb 6

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    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.
    RjMommy245 RjMommy245 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    Just A Reminder That Shes Still Here...

    It was a Saturday morning and I was coming out of boxing class. It was such a nice warm day and very welcomed after having a few days of clouds and rain. I decided that I wanted to walk home, even tho I lived a good 30 mins away walking time. That thought made me want to think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Magnolia Blossom from bath

    and body works.. That scent smelled so beautiful and it made me feel so happy inside... during my high school days.. Wish it wasn't discontinued..
    SweetRose22 SweetRose22 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    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

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    School Days

    There are definitely some smells that remind me of school long ago. I can't get rid of the memories. Firstly, the potato chip and cake Combo we always had at parties. For some reason the two smells mix together and stay with me. The oily chips and sugary sweet icing together...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F Feb 9, 2013

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    Sigh....

    My eyes close and his lips touch mine, his scent, I cant quite place it....makes my heart race, I breathe him in deeper, again and again.
    gigi827 gigi827 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2012

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    But right now it's reverse.

    I miss the smell of a certain something. Primal.
    anotherVessel anotherVessel 22-25 Jan 1

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    Scent is the strongest thing tied to memory

    and as new memories come to me, I'll add them onto here. Even not so pleasant smells have triggered a semi-positive memory for me. For example, when I worked at a daycare, the smell of the 3 and 4-year-old's bathroom totally took me back to a first grade class I was in where the...
    Mariposa85 Mariposa85 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    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 36-40, F Feb 24

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    Scents Are Like Songs

    Theres always a song that reminds you of someone, place or time.The same goes for different scents or smells.I love a musty smell when I walk into a grocery store, the kind you get walking by a freezer. It reminds me of our cellar back home when I was a kid, my brotherand I...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Waking Up

    I love waking up to the smell of clean sundried sheets, aroma of pages of a new book beside me, smell of morning dew and the scent of skin next to me - in the stillness and silence of dawn. Mmmm.
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M Dec 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I love when someone I haven't seen in a while notices my weight gain, and pokes my belly and teases me for getting so big. Nothing turns me on more
    GladlyGettingFat GladlyGettingFat 18-21, M Jul 26

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    Can't describe it, and not the scent of any man. Only few. when I smell it , I d know. My last favourite scent was from a man who used lavender based Alfred Sung. I was so soothed...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F Jul 26

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    I have had terrible experiences as a child and even now. But should I erase my memory when I graduate from college? Will I burn in hell for erasing all my family and past from my...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jul 23

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    Mmmm, I love his natural scent. Man smell is so sexy. Hot. I like to slowly inhale the musk of his neck. Experience it fully.
    violetpenny03 violetpenny03 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Days when i've to work at hosp and deal with patients, give them my fullest, & make treatment plans for all the toughest cases, talk to your patients on calls for the next...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I really love listening to it rain. But I love it more when you can lay in bed all day with the person you love and ignore the world. Order in Chinese or pizza. Cuddle up on the...
    FutureGleason FutureGleason 18-21, F Aug 8

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    so there's this strange girl that i am acquainted with and i knew from a friend of mine that she loved chubby bellies on guys. She wanted to see mine before, so i sent her some...
    ilovefatforsomereason ilovefatforsomereason 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    So I went out for lunch with my best friend, she brought over our old friend that we knew in middle school. I was thin in middle school. Since then I've basically ballooned up...
    Girlfat Girlfat 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 24

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    I definitely love it when girls/ woman thats shave just makes it that much more better
    themonk7 themonk7 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I've never had anyone jiggle my belly but I would absolutely love it. It turns me on so much just thinking about it. When I get a boyfriend he will have to like doing this because...
    Sugarcoatedfatty Sugarcoatedfatty 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    At the pool I asked my wife to pull her straps down so she wouldn't get strap marks. She did and the rest fell into place nicely. After a while she forgot all about her straps not...
    pxl1050 pxl1050 56-60 5 Responses Jul 28

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