Do you ever wonder why a certain smell can make you think of something from when you were a child? I can remember the way my grandparents house smelled and whenever I smell that smell, it’s like I just walked into their house. I can smell musk oil and I could swear my mom walked into the room. Old Spice and Brut belong to my dad. Dial soap, the ORANGE bar, no other color!!, belong to my husband. The perfume Charlie, reminds me of my best girlfriend from Jr. High. So what it is that does that?
Can someone sit next to you in a movie theater and the smell of them make you feel ill?? Cooking smells, good or bad, remind you anything? Roses, lilac’s? Fresh cut grass or rain?
I have a cousin who loves the way my clothes smell. Whether it’s my clothes or me, I’m not sure but the smell reminds her of me. I sent her a goody box once with some clothes I didn’t wear anymore and I knew she would love them so I included them in the box. She told me she wore them for days without washing them because they reminded her of me.
Enclosed here are a few links if your interested in reading about smell and memory.
I had my oldest grandson Bailey with me for the night last night. I had a sleeping bag here for the kids and it had gotten to small for them so we got a new one. I keep telling them not to grow, but so far, they aren’t listening!! I had washed the new sleeping bag and hung it outside to dry. I told him “smell how good this smells Bailey” and he put his nose in it and said “it smells like you grandma.” I asked him if that was good or bad and he got a HUGE smile on his face and said “it’s good Grandma!”
So, I officially have my own smell!! I’m walking on air!!