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Scent has always been a trigger for me. It reminds me of past memories and people that have affected my life. Once I get a hold of a scent, it never leaves me. I love how it can evoke so many memories and emotions all at once. It can instantly transport you back in time and envelope you in warmth and feeling.
My most favourite scents remind me of my grandma. Whether it’s the smell of a pork roast, baked pie, rose-scented lotion or the scent of the bath oil she used, it is a powerful and comforting feeling when I catch those scents. I love basking in those memories whenever possible and makes me smile, bringing me back years ago when we would spend time at her house.
Even now, there are scents that instantly make me think of my mom – perfume, coffee, and the smell of soup cooking! I love those smells because I love being around my mom. The smell of a certain cologne and aftershave always makes me think of my dad. It’s amazing how scent becomes such a big part of our lives, without us even realizing it sometimes.
“A number of behavioral studies have demonstrated that smells trigger more vivid emotional memories and are better at inducing that feeling of ‘being brought back in time than images’ states an article in Psychology Today.”
Growing up, the scent of Pine-Sol® was often lingering in our home when my mom would do her cleaning. It’s a scent that has always stayed with me because of the fresh, clean smell that breezes through the house. It automatically makes me think of “clean”. Although I love the scent of Original (Pine) Pine-Sol®, there are even more scents available that I enjoy just as much in my own home now: Lavendar, Lemon, Mandarin and Spring Blossom.
I can now revel in the scent of Pine-Sol® in my own home with a variation of different smells, depending on which Pine-Sol® scent I decide to use that day. My favourites are Original, Lemon and Mandarin. I love the clean, citrusy scents and the classic pine scent. It just screams “CLEAN!” to me whenever I walk into our home. Pine-Sol® deodorizing multi-purpose cleaners cut through the toughest stains, grease and grime. It helps to keep the entire home, from the kitchen to the bathroom, sparkling and smelling clean!
Scent-memories are something I truly do treasure. It always seems to come by in a time when I need it most. I love that when I catch a scent of something that reminds me of my grandma, I can share that scent with my kids. Since she passed before they were born, I am able to include them in my scent-memory and watch them smile when I explain to them why that particular scent reminds me of their great grandma.
Scent is powerful. It can be emotional, memory-inducing and calming. It’s important to take the time and appreciate the wonderful scents we come across throughout our lifetime and through the important people in it.
What is YOUR favourite scent-evoking memory?