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Old 19.05.2010, 17:27
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Memorable odours and perfumes

Sometimes, in life, an odour, scent, aroma or perfume strikes or marks you in a special way. Please share here your memorable experiences, pleasant or unpleasant.
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Old 19.05.2010, 17:37
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

For me it has to be smell of Trésor perfume on my wife's neck. The TV advert ties in very nicely as it holds special meaning for us If I miss my wife I just dab some on my nose

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Old 19.05.2010, 17:40
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Smells of the eighties; Obsession, Opium, Kouros and Drakkar Noir.
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Old 19.05.2010, 17:41
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

Rain on a pavement or road always brings back memories of primary school.

Cut grass brings memories of Summer games.
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Old 19.05.2010, 17:50
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

Agreed, cut grass reminds me of my primary school, as does the sound of light aircraft flying overhead. Lanvin Arpege reminds me of my mother kissing us goodnight before wafting out.
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Old 19.05.2010, 17:56
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Methyl mercaptan reminds me of when I used to drink Guinness.
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Old 19.05.2010, 17:58
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

Old Spice.... reminds me of my grandfather
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Old 19.05.2010, 18:00
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

Petrol reminds me of when I used to ride a motorbike. I used to open the tank cap and stick my nose in there. God I love the smell of petrol.
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Old 19.05.2010, 18:02
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

The fresh, after-rain smell = first day in college
Old Spice = my grandfather
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Old 19.05.2010, 18:06
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

I have a strange relationship with some odours. One that is very endearing to me is the smell coming from old and humid garbage incinerators. It transports me to my childhood discovery trips during summers in the seaside.

In adulthood, I rediscovered the smell and since then, I've kept it very close to me in the form of Lagavulin single malt whisky. The smoking peat retronasal aroma of Lagavulin produces the effect and creates a very personal time machine... a bit rubbish though

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Old 19.05.2010, 18:12
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

The smell of Den Haag. I left there when I was 12 and went back when in my mid 20s and studying elsewhere in Holland. I drove into the city on a warm summer's day and the smell of the city - sand, salt, sea - all mixed together to waken old memories and strong feeling of "home".

And no... it was not the sewage I could smell.
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Old 19.05.2010, 18:20
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

I love walking into warehouses.

The smell (probably a mix of cardboard, pallets and fork trucks) reminds me of when I was about 7 and travelled with my dad in his lorry during the school holidays (probably illegal these days).
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

For me its Davidoff Cool Water. Takes me right back to studying in koln and the free samples we used to get in the gym
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

I Love the smell of garden sheds and greenhouses. I still smell tomatoes (on the vine) when I buy them at the supermarket, It reminds me of picking them from my Dad's greenhouse.
My friends and I spent hours in the garden shed trying to make perfume from the roses we picked from the garden.
I love going to schools, They all smell of the room we kept our towelbags in whan we first started and there was a picture on the peg so that you knew which was yours.
Sometimes a smell whafts by and you're transported right back to where you remember it from. Fantastic!
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

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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Oh yeah. That was lovely.
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Re: Memorable odours and perfumes

Petit Cherie baby cologne, which I used when my boys were babies.

I still try to sneak some on now they are older as it reminds me of when they were tiny.

The eldest loves it and says it reminds him of "warm and snuggly".
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Old 19.05.2010, 19:15
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I do! I believe you can get stoned with those
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I think this will kill some time:
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Old 19.05.2010, 19:24
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What I said on another thread:

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The school brought in a French "assistante" - some recently graduated 21 year old girl from somewhere in Provence.. if I close my eyes I can see her now. Long, dark hair....deep brown eyes...a tanned, dusky skin that made her teeth seem impossibly white....And when she entered the room, ah...she filled it with a heady, intoxicating aroma of warm, undeodorised armit and a hint of Gauloises on her breath.
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