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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? 2,588 People

    Jllovin Jllovin 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Jan 23

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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    The smell of freshly cut grass,

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

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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 41-45, F Feb 24, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    I'm finding out that certain scents make me cry

    or think back to happier times.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    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

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    livingasme livingasme 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 28, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    It's fascinating isn't it?

    A loved one long gone, a place forgotten. A pocket of time tucked away years ago. A drifting scent erases the space between and transports the heart, making it yesterday. Sometimes a sweet surprise, sometimes a heart re-broken. Always amazing.
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    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 1 Response Nov 14, 2015

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    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...
    EPHeidi EPHeidi 26-30, F Feb 10, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    Ruby Tuesdays onion rings.

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

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    unhappilymarriedf unhappilymarriedf 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Every single time I smell orange blossoms,

    I get sweet memories from college since they had orange trees there. Such a gorgeous fragrance!
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    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

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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 7 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    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

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 28, 2014

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    MBIE MBIE 26-30, F Jan 18

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    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

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    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

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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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    wingcommander wingcommander 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    Yankee Candles....one of my favorites is

    Midsummer's Night, to me, the smell is hot, sexy, and manlyI found one for my car...now every time I get in, I take a moment and just breath it in....
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 7 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    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

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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, 2014

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    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...
    PoizonApple PoizonApple 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Scratch 'n sniff stickers from the 80s totally

    make me nostalgic! Especially the grape, pizza and pickle ones.
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