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Old 20.05.2010, 11:40
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Baby powder and clove cigarettes = college girlfriend.
Autumn = x-country running season in high school.
Ocean = fishing for salmon, crab, and halibut on the ocean in Alaska when growing up.
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

I had an ex-boyfriend who used garneir hair gel..very strong smelling. And I used to love it...until I found out he had a wife and 2 kids back in England. Now every time a man walks past with that gel in his hair, all I can think is "o he is probably a bastard as well"
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Old 20.05.2010, 11:41
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Ooh, yes, that Singer sewing machine smell - I can smell it now!
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Old 20.05.2010, 11:55
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I had an ex-boyfriend who used garneir hair gel..very strong smelling. And I used to love it...until I found out he had a wife and 2 kids back in England. Now every time a man walks past with that gel in his hair, all I can think is "o he is probably a bastard as well"
Have you become a due dilligence expert now?
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Old 20.05.2010, 11:58
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My younger sister and I are 7 years apart and I used to help/watch Mum clean her up. The smell of baby talcum powder never fails to remind me of her even though she is now a fully grown adult.

Certain mens' perfumes like Calvin Klein's Eternity, Issey Miyake, YSL's Jazz brings back fond memories too.
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Old 20.05.2010, 12:06
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Ooh, yes, that Singer sewing machine smell - I can smell it now!
when my gran passed, i really wanted that singer machine but it was too big to bring back from malaysia, i think my cousin has it....the sewing scissors i kept
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Old 20.05.2010, 12:15
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

The smell of the London Underground = trips to the dentist on Baker Street to have my braces fitted and checked

Lilac = the tree outside my bedroom window when I was small

Elnet hairspray = my mother getting ready to go out in the evening, and we'd have Mrs. Bailey (our babysitter) and her ancient poodle come over and we could watch as much television as we wanted

The smell of fog (yes! it does have a scent) = walking to school in the mornings and everything was wrapped in grey and damp and silent and secretive
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Old 20.05.2010, 12:19
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What a lovely post Mopp! It's funny, but my mother used to use Get Set hair spray and I distinctly remember the smell as she was surrounding herself in clouds of the stuff - it was horrible!
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Believe it or not, Enge train station smell exactly like the station in Box Hill, Victoria. The fisrt time I was in Enge I was transported down under, and I haven`t been to Box Hill since I was a kid.
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Old 20.05.2010, 12:30
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

My Favorites:

Chainsaw oil and sawdust - Childhood summer morning woodcutting with my dad. I helped him stack the wood at the house and then got a wheelbarrow ride back to the chopping site

Fresh cut alfalfa/timothy - The smell of summer, and security (a barn full of hay for the coming winter.)

Sunshine warm on a horse's neck - Dusty, sweet, bliss.

A warm barn full of horses on a -30* Alberta winter morning - contentment.

Crackling ozone from a summer storm - ENERGY, it always gets me frisky
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Old 20.05.2010, 12:30
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

When I get water through my nose, I get this painful sensation and strong water smell, of the kind you only get when you are taking water through the wrong place.

It reminds me of my first swimming lessons and of the older boys that tried to drown me in the pool.
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Maybe not many of you will even know what I'm talking about, but I remember and loved the smell of a new oilcloth table cloth as a child.
The smell of the sea reminds me of when, as a child, I used to play on the beach or the rocks.
The smell of my Grandmother's perfume Coty L'Amante. (I think that's the correct spelling).
The smell of a coal fire chimney.
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Old 23.05.2010, 01:51
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Old Spice.... reminds me of my grandfather
My dad used to wear Old Spice.

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i love and miss incredibly the salty sea smell of the ocean. it is my favorite smell for sure...

but i remember a boyfriend that i had when i was about 15- who smoked and chewed big red gum. a sort of cinnamon-cigarette smell that makes me feel like i'm 15 again.

love the smell of cut grass and to this day i can always smell the rain coming- i remember my grandma saying it smells like rain and she was always right- i guess i just paid attention cuz now i'm the loca that's saying the same!!! and it's a good smell
I can always smell the rain coming too, I love the smell of rain in the air.

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The smell of chlorine or salt, and sunscreen.

Australian Summer.
The smell of chlorine always transports me back to preschool where we had a pool and we would regularly go swimming and playing in the pool I used to love it soooo much! So whenever I smell chlorine it transports me back to the pool in my preschool.

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Yes! I love the scent of people close to me especially my honey. I also love the scent of the ocean and the scent of just mowed lawn.
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Old 23.05.2010, 01:55
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

I love the smell of the early morning just before and just after the sun comes up, I also can forever remember the smell of my new toys I would get on Christmas and they all had that new smell, I can still remember the new doll smell. I used to love that smell. All of my new dolls had that new doll smell.
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Old 23.05.2010, 08:01
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Hmm the smell of fish and chips coming through vinegar and grease soaked newspaper transports me back to my courting days through out, Autumn and Winter as a teen.
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The smell of hospitals... means a life. Every emotion from profound despair to my deepest gratitude to God. It's just part of me.

The scent of a person you love

The smell of the lake in the very very early morning

my special perfume that has become an expression of identity
Same as before, but I'd add the scent of rain and fresh grass
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Old 18.12.2011, 21:48
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the ocean and the forest
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Old 18.12.2011, 21:50
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Mustella, to clean my kids' faces. The same brand already used by my mum when I was a baby, many moons ago...

The smell of monoi, maes me think of summer, holidays and the beach...
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Presume it made you fart a lot....?


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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

oh God! you are giving me nighmares now. That is such an evocative reminder of times past.


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Are any of you old enough to remember the smell of fresh mimeographed sheets? Ahh.. everyone would sniff the sheets before filling out their exams.

Second only to the smell of toll-house (chocolate chip) cookies baking in the oven.
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