I am a Smeller... you can ask my mom - I SMELL EVERYTHING! I'll try on clothes & bring it to my nose to smell it. I'll go grocery shopping & bring a box of cookies to my sniffer. I'll even smell paper towels, magazines - anything I can hold in my hands, I'll smell!!!. Maybe I need to be on that TLC show about weird addictions?
Smells are powerful though...
POLO cologne for men takes me right back to 7th grade & flashes a picture of the boy I LOOVVVVEED (you know how dramatic 7th grade love is)
Plastic takes me back to being little & all my doll babies
Baby Soft perfume takes me back to elementary school where I thought I was so grown up wearing perfume like my mom
(WAIT!!!!! This is the adveritising for that perfume??? ... I'm disturbed...)
Juicy Fruit gum smell takes me right back to being a little girl in church ... every Sunday, this man would be waiting to give me a piece. It was the highlight of my church day! :)
The smell of machinery takes me right back to my dad coming home from work every day
Snuggle fabric softner makes me think of my home growing up....
The smell of wood reminds me of all the WOOD men (dad, grandpa, brother) in my family
(Wood is my maiden name - how appropriate is that?)
CHARLIE perfume makes me think of my mom growing up
The smell of corn cooking reminds me of my grandma's house
Giorgio perfume (remember that stuff?) makes me think of my brother's old girlfriend that use to bathe in it
Stinky Feet smells remind me of Ricky... LET ME EXPLAIN... the skating rink where the smell of old skates, takes me right back to when Ricky & I were dating
Its just funny how smells can take you into a time warp. Take you right back to a moment - bring a person's face right to mind - bring an environment right to the front of memory... all with just a whiff of a nose...
...what smell brings back memories for you?