TEN SMELLS I CAN REMEMBER FROM CHILDHOOD EVEN THOUGH I HAVE NOT ACTUALLY SMELLED THEM RECENTLY 👃🏼
Inspired by @ChrisK, and all the other amazing inspired-by reads I read today.
- •My grandma's basementNot musty, just basement-y. Like cool air and wood panels and old comforters.
- •Malibu Musk spray from 1989Taylor Swift's generation will obviously not remember this one. Rest assured it smelled amazing.
- •The smell of warm summer monsoon rainstorms
- •Corn pudding at my G.M.'s (grandmother) houseGag! She was a great cook but this was not a favorite and of course the one smell I distinctly remember.
- •The air freshener in my Grandad's bathroomAn unremarkable smell in a push dispenser attached to the wall. (It actually said "Push" on it--a kid's dream!) We weren't allowed to spray it, so we tried to do it in secret. My sister got caught and got in big trouble. That locked the smell in for me.
- •Flowering citrus trees in spring and summer🍊🌳🍊🌳🍊
- •Those little plastic balloonsA scent so strong I can remember it still and I only played with them a few times. I'm still a little obsessed with them tbh.
- •Chapstick originalMy dad used it. It sat on his dresser and had such a distinct smell. I loved it. Just thinking about it makes me nostalgic.
- •Green alfalfa fieldsA delicious smell. A plus to growing up in a rural community.
- •My Strawberry Shortcake and Blueberry Muffin figurinesOh, to die for.
- •Honorable mention: my dad's cologneNot to be included as I just smelled it recently. It's the one possession I've hung onto since his passing. I don't have it at my house but when I'm at my mom's and am feeling brave I'll uncap it.