The sense of smell is such a powerful memory trigger for me. I will smell things and it will take me back to my childhood or back to a specific memory. All based on a smell. I think it is incredible how our memories are tied so strongly to our sense of smell.
My favorite scents by far are the scents fresh from nature. I absolutely love the way it smells after it has rained. I love to just sit outside enjoying the smell. It is so fresh and such a great nature smell. Honestly if outside could smell like it just rained all the time I don’t think I would ever be indoors 🙂
I also love the smell of the forest. When I was younger we went camping a lot and I went into the mountains with my dad to chop firewood. When I am in the mountains with all the wonderful smells it takes me back to those times with my dad and my family. We had so much fun camping and spending one on one quality time with my dad in the mountains was so special to me. Being able to have the memories come back to me so strong because of the scents is priceless to me.
Another smell I love is Fresh Raspberries. My parents have a ton of raspberry bushes in their back yard and we love to go out and pick the fresh berries. They are so delicious and the smell is so amazing. So fresh, so sweet. I love love love it.
I love babies. They are so sweet and cute and they smell so great! To me there isn’t a better smell in the world than a freshly cleaned baby. Whenever I get to chance to hold and cuddle a baby I will not pass up the opportunity. For me now that Bug is getting older I miss his baby days. So when I hold a baby now and I smell that sweet baby smell it takes me back to when Bug was a baby and those are some of the most fond memories I have.
What scents are your favorites? Do they trigger memories for you or take you away somewhere? I would love to hear from you in the comments section of this post!
I love when I can find fresh “from nature” scents in the products I use daily. Like in my soaps, lotions and detergents. I was excited when I learned of Seventh Generations new line of dish liquid soaps.
“Seventh Generation has created a line of dish liquids featuring natural scents from real lemons, clementines and lavender. Seventh Generation’s Natural Dish Liquid scents come from fields not factories, and honor the careful hands that cultivated them.”
Right now Seventh Generation is having a “Makes Perfect Scents Sweepstakes”. You can enter to win a trip for two to one of the regions where lemons, clementines and lavender grow, including France, Italy and Vermont, Seventh Generation’s home state and the inspiration for its Free & Clear line.
About Seventh Generation
Seventh Generation is the nation’s leading brand of household and personal care products that help protect human health and the environment. Established in 1988, the Burlington, Vermont based company remains an independent, privately-held company distributing products to natural food stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and online retailers across the United States and Canada.