I Love the Smell of Play Doh

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    The smell of play-dough always reminds me of little kids. I used to always be making fresh play-dough for the play-school when I was training there..The smell always takes me back to that year and reminds me of all the kids that were there and the funny things they would tell me...
    NiRiada NiRiada
    22-25, F
    Apr 17, 2008

    OMG I Remember That!!

    As soon as I saw this group I could smell it in my mind!  I used to crack the can open and inhale...  But it didn't smell very good when it dried out.
    hAnih hAnih
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2007

    I Thought I Knew..

    I thought I knew, I thought I remembered, what Play Doh smelled like. I hadn't smelled it in years. I remember it being one of my favorite things about Play-Doh, the smell.  Recently, my niece was playing with some and I jumped at the chance to join her.  She had...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface
    36-40, F
    Nov 17, 2007

    Play Doh - the Fragrance

    Oh yeah, I found it hard to believe, but it's true! There is a Play Doh perfume! I haven't seen it in stores but I've read about it several times. I do understand why people like the smell, I guess it's something from our childhoods that's comforting :)
    Lola91 Lola91
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2008

    Mmm... Yummy!

    i know, i know, most kids eat play doh at some point or another. but i made edible play doh in grade school.  i wish i still had the recipe.  (opens google...)
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2008

    *sniff Sniff*

    Having two kids its easy to find an excuse to play with Play Doh. I think it has somewhat of a salty smell to it too. I also love the smell of a brand new carton of crayola crayons.  
    allyKat allyKat
    26-30, F
    Nov 16, 2007

    Love It!

    I'm an extremely olfactory oriented person. Always have been. Used to smell everything I picked up! So, I tend to know how most things smell! or should smell! Love play doh!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 2, 2010

    One of the Many Smells of My Childhood.

    I still get weird looks when I get caught sniffing play doh. - RDW
    randomdriftwood randomdriftwood
    22-25, F
    Dec 18, 2007

    I Don't Need Drugs

    one whiff of good old play doh gives me an instant high. i love this stuff! :)
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2008

    Almost 60 And Still Love Play Doh

    I admit that I love the smell of Play Doh. I too thought I was the only one who had this same obsession. It is nice to know there are others out there who love that smell also. I would love to check out the Play Doh perfume. I keep a container or two at my desk so when I feel the...
    boomerbaby2001 boomerbaby2001
    1 Response Mar 20, 2013

    Reminds Me Of Childhood

    I don't think we even played much with play doh as children, but we must have done, because the smell of it makes me quite happy, and makes me think of where I used to live as a child. I'm not addicted to the smell, but it is quite nice, haha.
    IamcalledS IamcalledS
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2013

    Smells Like Fun!

    There was only a few times my sister and I were given play-doh, as a gift. I loved the smell of it and I still remember it! And when my nephews stopped by with some, I would play along with them, just so I can smell it! XD To me, it smells like fun! It brings up all the happy...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2008

    The Perfect Work Mate?

    My son received his first can of Play Doh at a birthday party today.  I had forgotten how much I LOVE the smell and the feeling of the cool, plasticy, clay is irresistable.  I'm thinking I need a can to keep in my desk at work.  On a stressful day, what could be...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Sep 1, 2008

    I Used to Be a Play Doh Surgeon

    i thought i was going to be the 1st person to admit they love the smell of play doh! damn it! oh well, when i was a kid i used to pretend like i was doing surgery on the playdoh. i would make an arm, or leg, or head, and perform brain surgery, remove tumors, insert prosthertic...
    brightstarlit brightstarlit
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 25, 2009


    I used to play with play doh a lot when I was a tiny tot. Not so much in my early teens. But now I'm loving it again! =P ah the joys of being a big kid! =P
    deleted deleted
    Mar 21, 2008

    An Unusual and Amazing Scent

    I have always loved the smell of Play-Doh.  It has a smell that you can pick out anywhere!! Too bad it tastes SOOOO bad!!!! ewwww :) 
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Jun 5, 2009

    And Also the Taste of It.

    What can I say. I like salt. The smell, the taste, the everything. And the texture of play-dough... it's fantastic. I was always one of those children who ended up with it ground into her clothes, into the carpet, etc. One cannot have had a happy childhood without play-dough.
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    Not Just The Smell....

    I always shall have a fondness for this childhood memory scent... If only the exact all around experience of the first-ever newly opened color - the smell, texture, anticipation, creativity, limitless chances at fun - antidepressant pill makers would go belly up. What beats the...
    time2bjill time2bjill
    31-35, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2013


    When I was little, I once decided that, if it smelt nice, it'd taste nice too, wouldn't it?? So I tried some, and it didn't taste as nice as I thought it would be. Infact, I remember being ill for a day afterwards.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Dec 9, 2007

    How Something So Artificial Can Be So Enchanting...

    But it's harmless and non-toxic and it does smell so nice, doesn't it...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2009

    Play Doh

    I actually like playing with play doh better then the actual smell of it.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 17, 2011


    The last time I made play-doh is about ten years ago. Just recently I thought about it again. But I don't know how much salt etc I need.. somebody got an idea?
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 10, 2008


    there's a playdoh perfume, smells exactly like it!! wahoo!
    juniper juniper
    22-25, F
    Dec 27, 2007

    You Guys Will Love This

    When I heard about it I was so shocked! http://www.perpetualkid.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=1698 Check out the link! It will surprise you! (Promise this isn't a **** site or anything like that)
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 27, 2007

    It's Bizarre, and Yet Comforting.

    the smell is somehow warm, but not as soft and colourful as play doh itself actually is. it has a slightly chalky smell to it, with a tint of something fishy. i visualize it as little clouds of colour that linger on your hands after you're done playing. and no, i'm not...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 15, 2007

    I Want to Be Normal.

    My mother ? --A hybrid of Rosa Kleb, Rosemary West & Annie Wilkes; -Still, She gave me crayons & PlayDoh to model scenes of destruction with............; -PlayDoh -That intriguing aroma......;-In between the Rabid Beatings, Death threats & inexplicable...
    TheProphammed TheProphammed
    1 Response Dec 10, 2008

    Sniff Sniff

    My mom is a teacher and has tiny things of play-dough for her kids.  I took one and keep it just to smell every now and then.  Haven't touched the dough, just take off the cap and sniff sniff.  I love it.
    thetruuth thetruuth
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2008
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