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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? 1,185 People

    cryingstranger cryingstranger 31-35, F Mar 14

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

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

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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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    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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    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..
    TearfulNights22 TearfulNights22 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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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    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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    Brings Back Alot Of Memories

    One scent in particular that brings back alot of memories is Old Spice. When I was little my dad always wore that scent and I remember I would climb up in his lap and hug him and smell that on him. He died when I was ten and everytime I smell that it reminds me of him.
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F Nov 4, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 19, 2013

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    I Can Time Travel And Remember

    there are certain scents that have so much anchorage and remind me of things of my past.... like lately i have smelt a lot of so called new floral perfumes that I swear I know from childhood and maybe they just have new names or the companies buy the licence to the fragance... I...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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    Apple Juice

       Whenever I smell apple juice, it takes me back to when as a very young child stayed at the church at our street's corner.  It was like daycare in the earlier 70s.  They would serve apple juice & a cookie each day.     I can see the long corridor with dark carpeting and...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jul 5, 2012

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    Most underrated sense

    because of this fact!
    idk137 idk137 22-25, M Mar 31

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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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    It just does! For me,

    the scent of the cologne/perfume I wear will always brings back memories I had.. I would sometimes buy the cologne/perfune I wore in the past..just to go back in time.
    FoxxySilverCrow FoxxySilverCrow 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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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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    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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    Sunday School, Christmas And Orange's.

    I was raised in a church going home and we alway's went to sunday school. Every year at christmas time we alway's got a bag of candy and an orange as a gift. The candy part never really connected my thought's to christmas over the year's but the orange and it's scent will alway's...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M Mar 25, 2012

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    I Don't Cry Much

    I really don't. Maybe once a year, usually, will I actually be overwhelmed enough to cry. Its not that I don't want to cry, I simply find it absurdly difficult to bear my emotions enough for things to escalate into tears. Only a few things have ever gotten me that far that didn't...
    adrianchan adrianchan 18-21, F Dec 30, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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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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    The Face Wash: Ambi

    The smell of Ambi brings back memories of the days when I first moved into my old house. The face wash belonged to my cousin, but she left it behind after she moved out, so I would use it. So now whenever I use that specific brand it reminds me of her, and the way our house smelt...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Aug 9, 2012

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    I Don't Always Love It.

    There are all kinds of smells that remind me of things.  Some are good, others are bad.  Like when my brother wears the axe that my ex boyfriend wore.  I think back to one of the best nights of my life.  I was better then.  I wasn't dealing with...
    BellasHappyPlace BellasHappyPlace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 19, 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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    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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    But right now it's reverse.

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

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    I'm such a child when it comes to snow! :3 ahahaha I just wanna grab the person closest to me and have a snowball fight or build a snowman lol. It also reminds me of christmas when...
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    I love it when my boyfriend throws be around and bites my neck
    cailowe cailowe 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Thanks for making me feel alive. I love to laugh...its joy and happiness shrink in a ting dosage pill mind blowing your brain :D
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    So I'm heading to the movie theaters in my tightest jeans and a tight tank top and gonna pig out in the theater:)
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    It is flattering to know you are the object of desire for someone else...specially if that someone is also yours.
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