What is your most memorable scent memory?
Margaret J - posted on 01/30/2014
I don't remember my grandfather, who passed away when I was 18 months old, but I do remember how he smelled of cherry pipe tobacco, how he made me feel when he held me. I guess that's why even after 42 years of being told smoking is bad for me. It's still hard to quit. .... And yes I smoke cherry tobacco, I make my own cigarettes.
Tausha - posted on 10/21/2011
As I get older, my preference changes. My most favorable scent is the smell of my children after nursing, or after they had a bath with "Baby Magic." As they got older, the smell of a clean kid after a nice bath or shower is always appreciated. As men, they have great hygiene and always smell 'fresh.'
Abigail - posted on 03/12/2011
Never realizing how a spruce grove smells until I quit smoking. No joke I remember stopping in my tracks and crying and not leaving that spot....and repeat OMG do you smell that...its heavenly! I never realized that a smell could move you and how much I missed as a smoker.
Abbs - posted on 03/11/2011
Plumeria scented lotion, body spray always reminds me of being in Hawaii!!!! Strawberries and Champagne reminds me of my time in Europe, and vanilla reminds me of So Cal!!! I also remember the flavor of Bahama Mama of the Slush Puppy drink and gum. Always used to get it when I was a kid.
Peggy - posted on 03/06/2011
I have a few... My grandma's sister owned a bakery and I loved the smell. My next one would be the scent of "Most Precious" perfume, it reminds me of a friend who died when we were 16. Then there is the smell of my husbands shaving cream... When we were dating he would kiss me bye in the mowning before going to work... Getting woke up to that smell and seeing him in his uniform always put butterflies in my tummy... Still does 7 1/2 years later. And lastly... The smell of my daughters when they were babies!! I love the smell of babies!!
Wendy - posted on 12/15/2010
Probably strange to some, but the smell of my Dad's socks and his cigars. He would kick off his workboots every night when he'd come home and then put his feet up and smoke a cigar while he waited for dinner to be ready. I used to give him a big kiss on the cheek and he's sit me on my lap and ask me what I did that day. This was the highlight of every day because I was a total Daddy's girl lol. I never found his foot odor to be gross. It was more of a dusty, leathery "guy" scent mixed with his cigar and filled the room. It always made me feel safe and happy I guess just because I knew daddy was home!
Michelle - posted on 11/12/2010
Oddly enough, I found a bar of Dove soap from when my mom last came to visit. I had run out of my own soap and used it. After my shower, I realized my mom always smelled like Dove in the evenings after her nightly shower. It was calming and relaxing....And I'm 32 years old!
Kristy - posted on 11/10/2010
Honestly, my most memorable scent memory would have to be the birth of my first child. The freshness and loveliness of your own child before they have even been cleaned.. I have no doubt no mother in the world would dispute me.
If I could bottle new born baby smell, I'd be a squillionaire... :)
Lacey - posted on 11/08/2010
id have to say apple cinnamon cause i love the holidays when i am around family and loved ones and it smells as if there is a pie cooking in the kitchen and it just reminds me of the wonderful support system i have in my life i find it kinda relaxing too
Maria - posted on 11/07/2010
Aramis and Tea Rose remind me of my parents :) I'm a Paloma Picasso girl... but when I was pregnant, I couldn't stand the smell of it, so I switch to One, a milder fragrance. For some reason, after my pregnancy, my sense of smell has heightened to the point where it's too sensitive to certain fragrances.
Michelle - posted on 11/07/2010
lavender massage oil.....when i was in labour with my first baby, my mum came in the shower with me and was massaging my back with lavender oil.....now when i smell it it just makes me stop for a moment....and like lots of others, j & j baby bath.....i hate it when they get big and lose that smell you could just eat.....
Mariah - posted on 11/05/2010
My mother used to wear this really earthy perfume mostly when I was a toddler. After my parents split and I was living with my dad, any time I would get a whiff of it I would feel like she was right there with us. Now I have a little carved wooden box that she used to keep it in and when I miss her I get it out and I'm instantly 8yrs old again. It still brings me out of whatever funk I'm in.
Jennifer - posted on 11/05/2010
I love the smell of Crayola crayons. Not any old crayons will do but Crayola. I had this large rotating stand full of those things when I was little. Sometimes when I clean my son's room, I can't help but hold one up to my nose. It takes me back. hehe
Nikki - posted on 11/05/2010
my brother who passed away last year used to wash with irish spring icy blast soap and i swear no matter what he did during the day...at 12:00 midnight he woud still smell like that soap, my sisters and i used to say he kept chunks of the soap in his pockets lol so i always keep an unopened bar in my medicine cabinet to remind me of him
Julie - posted on 11/03/2010
Hmm... that is so hard.. There are so many of them. I think the best one is when you walk in the door at Grandma's house ( I lived with her most of my life) especially when it is a holiday and you can smell the Turkey, apple pie, and all the fixens all together.
The other one the way it smells after the rain has fallen. It makes me just want to sit out side all day.
Erica - posted on 11/02/2010
My most memorable scent would have to be my childhood makeup (tinkerbell) that I would usually get around christmas. Kinda like a strawberry shortcake doll? And I found a perfume, that reminds me of it (lulu guiness) I bought from sephora, but they dont sell it anymore :(
Heather - posted on 11/01/2010
The smell of the heat being turned on for the first time every year. Yes I know its the smell of dust burning but it makes me think of when I lived at home and my dad would finally break down and turn the heat on for the first time that year. It was always as we went to bed. As I smelled it Id instantly feel warm and cozy all over.
Kathleen - posted on 10/29/2010
There's a scent I have an extremely hard time describing. Well there's 3 that are tied and 2 are hard to explain. My main scent takes me back to my first husband. (we still talk) It's a scent that was in the deep woods up north of us. We use to go motorcycling through the woods and joy riding.:) It's slightly musky,woodsy, plant based, yet has a hint of almond.I found an essential oil at a store called Indian Weavings years ago from tree of Life, called Shalimar. It WAS the smell! The store is gone and the closest to that smell I've found is Twilight Woods and True Blue Spa lotion, Cashmere and silk, each at bath and body. The 2nd smell, is a spicy/ black pepper scent when driving in the country.I get a whiff every so often if my windows are down. It smells like the little old man that went door to door selling Watkins spices when I was growing up on the farm. Last but not least is the lovely aroma of a field of clover in summer. Mmmmmm.:)
Amanda - posted on 10/27/2010
there's not a name to it and it doesn't sell in stores lol... the scent of cows and hay is my fav. it sounds weird but I raised steers in high school and every time I go to the county fair I LOVE the smell when we go by the barns. it brings me back. and I love love love the smell of old spice. If I am out and I go by a uy with original old spice I immediately think of my hubby. it's usualy when I'm mad at him. I forgive him just because of that smell : ) it reminds me of the days when we would hang out in the summer no cares or worries. and cuddle at the park and laugh.. I miss him :( he's at work lol
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