TEN SMELLS I CAN REMEMBER FROM CHILDHOOD EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NOT ACTUALLY SMELLED THEM RECENTLY 👃🏼

Inspired by @ChrisK
  1. Lemon Pinesol mixed with the smell of cigarettes
    Grandma's house, signature scent. Still uses lemon pinesol however she has quit smoking
  2. My Barbie Perfume
    Surprisingly, it never smelled cheap but rather the floral scent could linger on your body for days after application
  3. Burning pleather
    My mom's old car had black pleather seats that burned your thighs in this summer. The heat combined with the cheap material filled the car with a very chemical smell
  4. My dad's leather jacket
    Worn once by myself en route to Bart after seeing the Nutcracker. It was cold and my dad wrapped me in this jacket, my 5 year old body engulfed in a heavy sea of leather.
  5. Cigar
    Grandpa's scruffy kiss on my cheek was always accompanied by the stale smell of tobacco
  6. Chalkboard dust
    Miss many sensory aspects of this - the feel, the smell, ugh
  7. Pillsbury Cookie Dough
    The TUBE of Christmas/Holiday themed sugar cookie dough that you had to slice yourself, not like today's "made to bake" packages. Red hots always necessary for the top of the tree or Rudolph's nose
  8. New school supplies
    Late August = the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, crisp binder paper, and brand new potent markers (regardless if they were "Smelly" or not, they always smelled)
  9. Fresh cut grass
    No water in CA = no lawns = no grass to cut
  10. Rain
    Okay yes it rains occasionally but the CA drought means less rain and less of that "water meets asphalt" smell that surrounds you the moment you step outside