Do you guys have a lot of scents that evoke particular memories? I read about it all the time, you know what I’m talking about, a character in a book is immediately transported back to a long ago place and time just from the whiff of a perfume or a flower or a loaf of bread or something.
I can’t say that my scent memory bank is very full but I had a moment yesterday that was unexpected. I bought a big pack of Chap Stick at Sam’s Club, the kind that has tubes of different “flavors.” When I opened it up, picked up the Original Scent Chap Stick, I swear, I had to turn around and make sure my Dad wasn’t in the room with me. It wasn’t some overwhelming transport back to childhood kind of thing, just a quick little thing, and of course I had to start wondering if Dad still even uses that “flavor” of Chap Stick.
How about you? Got any scents that evoke particular memories for you?
And yes, I’m totally in work-avoidance mode, why do you ask?