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Smells That Bring Back Memories.  
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1653 times:

I was sitting in my calc class today, next to a rather cute girl with a very familiar smell.. Thinking about this for almost an hour I realized something.. She smelled exactly like the inside of a Delta 727 the last time I was on one.

No, I did not tell her she smelled like the inside of an airliner.

So does anyone else know of any smells that bring back memories for you? Ever run into these smells in strange places?

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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8455 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1649 times:
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Hope she didn't smell like the inside of the toilet....


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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

You will like the book "The Parfum" from Patrick Suesskind... you will find an 'interesting story'. read it if you have the time, its a nice read  Wink

User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Cinnamon rolls.

When I was younger, me and my sisters used to wake up at an unholy hour Saturday mornings, make cinnamon rolls and frosting, then watch cartoons until our parents forced us away from the TV.


Those were the days-- no bills, no responsibilities, and our biggest worry was whether the cartoons would be reruns or not.

*sigh*


User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1633 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Thread starter):

No, I did not tell her she smelled like the inside of an airliner.

First time I switched on the aircon in the new car, it took me right back to when I got on a brand new 732 years ago on a hot summer's night.

The smell was exactly the same.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1627 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 3):
our biggest worry was whether the cartoons would be reruns or not.

...or if SkyLab would fall on us.
I am a little older than you.  Smile


A lady had me over one night at her place and the smell of her apartment reminded me of a Catholic school I had a attended years ago.



My car today smells like the Mercury Monarch that we rented when we lived in Montreal (1977).



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

My daughter's school.

It smell's just like MY first grade class, way back in 1966, smelled. If I think about it hard enough, I can just taste the ginger snaps and watered down orange drink they would give us, with our lunch.



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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

The secretary next door to my office... She smells like fig newtons...Who knows what the hell perfume she uses..

MGA



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User currently offlineHotelEchoFox From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Anyone remember Proust's 'À la recherche du temps perdu'? The smell of 'les madeleines'?

HEF


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 1):
Hope she didn't smell like the inside of the toilet....

Or the halibut they served in coach.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1593 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Thread starter):
No, I did not tell her she smelled like the inside of an airliner.

BUT!!! I bet she caught you looking at her like she does!!!

Quoting CaptOveur (Thread starter):
So does anyone else know of any smells that bring back memories for you?

Two things come to mind.

The perfume my wife wore when we were dating early on. I once found my self strangley attracted to a nasty looking old woman once because of the same scent.

The scent of an ex girlfriends......umm yeah... I have smelled some fishy "Tang" in my time but one of my ex's was a joy to dine at the Y....


User currently offlineOzvirginuk From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 396 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Whenever I walk through a Chinatown in any city, as you walk past a chinese grocers (you know the ones that sell the dried stuff) It always reminds me of Hong Kong. I only have to close my eyes, and I can imagine being there.

Oz


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1589 times:
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Canned tuna fish stirs up some thoughts of women from the past.


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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1582 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 7):
The secretary next door to my office... She smells like fig newtons...Who knows what the hell perfume she uses..

 rotfl 

That is weird!



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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil.... vacations!


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User currently offlineKLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Years ago I bought this lotion, everytime I wear it it reminds me of an ex that used it.

Also there's this smell of a certain perfume that reminds me the house were I stay when I go to Paris.

Lots of smells reminds me to many persons :P



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Quoting CaptOveur (Thread starter):
She smelled exactly like the inside of a Delta 727 the last time I was on one.

So he asked what kind of perfume she used.

"I don't know" she said "it is blue and comes in a 55-gallon drum.



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Now, CAR smells go on forever.

There WAS a time, that each of the Big Three car makers had a almost unique odor to their cars.

I liked the Chrysler "new car smell" the best of 'em all. Reminds me of our then new 1964 Dodge Dart and 1968 Dodge Coronet 440 wagon.



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User currently offlineGQfluffy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1513 times:

Car smells...  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

I remember my frosh year in college. Went out with the gf to some club. Think it was mid-winter, whatever. Walking back out after bumping and grinding for a few hrs, she starts playing grab-ass, didn't even make it back to the dorm for that one.  Wink

Decide to drive home two weeks later to see the folks, haven't touched the car since that night. I jump in, and what do I smell?

fluffy


User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1511 times:

My last trip to the store, I fell in love with a store called Hollister. They spray their perfume Drift inside all their stores. The eye candy in that store is insane, and the clothes rock (yes, I'm a twenty something gay guy)

Every time I put the cologne on, it takes me back to that store, the music, and the boys  Wink


User currently offlineKLMA330 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 697 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting KLMA330 (Reply 19):
My last trip to the store, I fell in love with a store called Hollister

oops, I meant to say last trip to the States! LOL


User currently offlineScarletHarlot From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 4673 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Certain colognes bring back old memories.

Brut - reminds me of my dad.
Polo - reminds me of my gay ex. (Yes, boys, I was a 'fag hag'.)

I have another memory that reminds me of a smell. When our first house was being built, I listened to Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine almost constantly. Now whenever I listen to that CD, I can almost smell the new wood in our house under construction.

The smell of Jet-A also reminds me of my dad - spending Sundays at the airport with him.

You know how, in cold climates, there's that one day in the spring where it gets warm all of a sudden and the snow melts and trickles away and you can smell the ground for the first time in months? I miss that. We don't get that smell here. That smell always reminded me of when I was small.

This one is weird, but the stink of a paper mill is pretty nostalgic for me, having grown up in Northern Ontario.



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User currently offlineLO231 From Belgium, joined Sep 2004, 2392 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 12):
Canned tuna fish stirs up some thoughts of women from the past

Don't try to get us all sick................



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 21):
This one is weird, but the stink of a paper mill is pretty nostalgic for me, having grown up in Northern Ontario.

Having done my Masters thesis on the treatment of kraft mill effluent, I now wonder just what planet you must be from.  Wink

Quoting GQfluffy (Reply 18):
didn't even make it back to the dorm for that one.

Decide to drive home two weeks later to see the folks, haven't touched the car since that night. I jump in, and what do I smell?

A mixture of sea-bass and pyrrolidine?


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 47
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Quoting ScarletHarlot (Reply 21):
reminds me of my gay ex. (Yes, boys, I was a 'fag hag'.)

Stick around here and one may learn more about others...  Wink


The smell of the ocean reminds me of the joy of body-surfing, just me and the waves.... I need to get down to Newport next week and have a go with the water...



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
25 Post contains images Aloha717200 : the smell of an airport. A heavenly mix of food, cleaning fluid, carpet, jet fuel and cigarette smoke. Whenever I smell that combination I stop in my
26 Post contains images ScarletHarlot : As my dad used to say, "That's the smell of money". I didn't say I like the smell of paper mills, but it does bring back a lot of memories. Tony, if
27 Mdsh00 : The smell of the lugggage whenever a relative visits from India. All those spices locked up in there for almost 2 days really gives off a typical smel
28 Post contains images HAWK21M : My Wifes Perfume.Can smell it a long way off My Neighbours house had a Typical South Indian Coffee smell. At Work,the smell of Skydrol & ATF. These Sm
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