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Smells That Take Us Back To Our Childhood  

sexyldy1000 65F  
10255 posts
12/19/2021 4:40 am
Smells That Take Us Back To Our Childhood

You know that sensation when you catch a whiff of something and you are immediately transported back to when you were a .


A new poll asked people which smells reminded them of their childhood. Here are the top answers:
Freshly cut grass
Their favourite meal being cooked
Crayons
Roses
Candy/Sweets
Play-doh
Pencil shavings
Mother.s perfume/Dad.s aftershave

I have a few:
Hot chocolate
Shortbread cookies
Cuban cigar
Peppermint

What smells trigger your thoughts of your childhood?


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/19/2021 4:52 am

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SomewhereSE 64M
336 posts
12/19/2021 5:21 am

The smell of a pine or cedar wood campfire, a fresh ocean breeze or an evergreen forest away from the polluted air of civilization does it for me.


ltrskr 74M  
5151 posts
12/19/2021 5:26 am

Hot biscuits and bacon frying, takes me back to Christmas at Mom and Dads.....


Paulxx001 65M  
22616 posts
12/19/2021 6:28 am

Mom's cooking was always a special treat. 🤶🎅🎄😊❗❗


lickeyzsplit 59M  
1516 posts
12/19/2021 7:03 am

The smell of Fresh made coffee always takes me back in time ..maybe that's why I go to TH often LOL Remember Sail Pipe Tobacco that's another one !!


ClassicRock2015 68M
2021 posts
12/19/2021 7:24 am

Its a fav meal for me ....moms cooking....But one that works for me is children laughing in the distance....a deep belly laugh thats almost uncontrollable !..Hope your having a great day !


Fun4u3276 59M

12/19/2021 7:55 am

    Quoting  :

I recall SPAM on one occasion as a kid....I refused it then and my stomach churns now thinking about it. Is that stuff still legal to sell LOL


Fun4u3276 59M

12/19/2021 7:56 am

For me it is the smell of fire burning (wood fire that is! )


nomdeplume111 41M  
80 posts
12/19/2021 8:27 am

I was just thinking about this recently. For me it's the smell of certain items that aren't made or aren't common anymore. Like candies. But the smell of liner notes in Ds and tapes are pretty nostalgic for me.


spunkycumfun 62M/67F  
41171 posts
12/19/2021 8:30 am

The smell of a farm takes me back to my childhood. And play-doh - what a great smell!


Tmptrzz 59F  
107039 posts
12/19/2021 8:43 am

What a great poll, I have to say nothing really triggers any great child hood smell memories for me. I try not to think about my child hood.

But I do enjoy the smell of hot warm cocoa as I like different flavors. In just a bit here I will be enjoying a cup of Sea Salt Carmel Cocoa.

I hope your Sunday is a relaxing one..

Seduce the mind and see what a wonderful adventure the body will take you on..


countryqueen1 72F

12/19/2021 8:49 am

Fresh baked bread takes me back to coming home from school and the bread just coming out of the oven. Yummy


pocogato12 70F  
37236 posts
12/19/2021 8:59 am

Oatmeal cookies, baking; tea leaves steeping in a ceramic pot; smell of kitten/cat fur; Shalimar; seeing Cherries in the Snow

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pagancountrygirl 64F
6466 posts
12/19/2021 10:06 am

Fresh baked bread is one that I love. Play-doh is another. Silly Putty....lol

Pagan
Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!


SilverFoxMark66 68M
286 posts
12/19/2021 10:14 am

Fresh filter coffee & chicory, fresh baked bread by Mother, a roaring fire stoked by Father, good memories, all gone now expet the coffee, thanks fro sharing, Mark x


boobwhisperer69 59M  
8322 posts
12/19/2021 12:13 pm

A campfire takes me back!


positively4you 73F  
4605 posts
12/19/2021 3:05 pm

Fresh cut wood.


lonlyforlove2 79M  
32704 posts
12/19/2021 6:39 pm

I left one on the posting in the " New Community" You ae world wide ,,every where, But it is all good!!!

Stop by at lonlyforlove2
also see Lunch with Lonly , we get snow tomorrow
Check my blog on New Community, "A photo of my big Pecker"
also, " My Sunday afternoon with the kids'


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
12/19/2021 9:59 pm

... the smell of fresh bread, cookies, spudnuts..all good memories


jajo696 67F
4287 posts
12/19/2021 10:19 pm

Laundry fresh off the clothesline

My grandpas homefries with onions and peppers and their percolated coffee wafting thru the house and waking me up when i was age 5.

Sweet sweet memories ~


RavenousRaven777 55M
99 posts
12/19/2021 10:56 pm

Couple things come to mind. One being my all time favorite smell, and that’s a summer thunderstorm up in the pine and sage covered mountains. It’s glorious. The second, well it sucks being old, but I can say I actually have smelled as a kid and do remember what the old Woolworths department store smelled like. That too was glorious in its own way.


Weeload2 59M
1104 posts
12/20/2021 3:02 am

There are so many things that take me back... way back, like that smell of the air when you blow up a beach ball or an inflatable swimming pool, then let it out. The leather smell of my first baseball glove. The smell after you sharpened a pencil and the smell of chaulk on a chaulkboard as well. The smell of chlorine at the public swimming pool. The smell of walking through a corn field. the smell of walking past or having to use an old wooden outhouse (yuck). The smell of hot asphalt on the street during the summer. The smell of opening a fresh box of Cracker Jack. The smell of other women's stale perfume while having to go shopping with my mom. The smell of cooking as you walk past a cafee. The smell of big pink pencil erasers. Geez.. I could go on forever listing things !!

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sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:43 am

    Quoting SomewhereSE:
    The smell of a pine or cedar wood campfire, a fresh ocean breeze or an evergreen forest away from the polluted air of civilization does it for me.
Totally agree! Nothing like the great outdoors. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:43 am

    Quoting ltrskr:
    Hot biscuits and bacon frying, takes me back to Christmas at Mom and Dads.....
Reminds me of past Christmas mornings too. Thanks for sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:44 am

    Quoting Paulxx001:
    Mom's cooking was always a special treat. 🤶🎅🎄😊❗❗
Heck yes! Everything from stew to shortbread! Sure miss those .


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:46 am

    Quoting lickeyzsplit:
    The smell of Fresh made coffee always takes me back in time ..maybe that's why I go to TH often LOL Remember Sail Pipe Tobacco that's another one !!
As a non-coffee drinker, It amazes me how many love the smell of fresh-brewed coffee. Oh my gosh, I had forgotten about pipe tobacco. My grandfather smoked a pipe and cigars. Thanks for sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:47 am

    Quoting  :

I understand that one! Grew up around cottages and fished with my Dad. Somethings we just never forget. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:49 am

    Quoting ClassicRock2015:
    Its a fav meal for me ....moms cooking....But one that works for me is children laughing in the distance....a deep belly laugh thats almost uncontrollable !..Hope your having a great day !
Nothing beats Mom's cooking! I sure miss it and can never replicate it. Thanks for sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:49 am

    Quoting  :

It certainly had an 'unique' scent and flavour


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:51 am

    Quoting Fun4u3276:
    I recall SPAM on one occasion as a kid....I refused it then and my stomach churns now thinking about it. Is that stuff still legal to sell LOL
To call it 'mystery meat' would be an understatement. And yes, it is still sold. Thanks for commenting.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:52 am

    Quoting Fun4u3276:
    For me it is the smell of fire burning (wood fire that is! )
Ah yes, the sound and smell of a crackling wood fire. Great to cuddle up in front of on long, wintery days/nights!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:54 am

    Quoting nomdeplume111:
    I was just thinking about this recently. For me it's the smell of certain items that aren't made or aren't common anymore. Like candies. But the smell of liner notes in Ds and tapes are pretty nostalgic for me.
Gosh, I had forgotten about that! Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:56 am

    Quoting spunkycumfun:
    The smell of a farm takes me back to my childhood. And play-doh - what a great smell!
The smell of a farm must have been sensory overload! Play-doh was unique too but I don't think the colours had different smells? Thanks for sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:57 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    What a great poll, I have to say nothing really triggers any great child hood smell memories for me. I try not to think about my child hood.

    But I do enjoy the smell of hot warm cocoa as I like different flavors. In just a bit here I will be enjoying a cup of Sea Salt Carmel Cocoa.

    I hope your Sunday is a relaxing one..
I love hot cocoa. On a really cold day, it's the only drink that will warm me up! It's hard to believe we are only days away from Christmas!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:59 am

    Quoting countryqueen1:
    Fresh baked bread takes me back to coming home from school and the bread just coming out of the oven. Yummy
What a delicious treat that must have been! Thanks for dropping by and sharing your memory.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:00 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    Oatmeal cookies, baking; tea leaves steeping in a ceramic pot; smell of kitten/cat fur; Shalimar; seeing Cherries in the Snow
Isn't it amazing how many scents linger in our memories for years? Thanks for dropping by and sharing yours.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:03 am

    Quoting pagancountrygirl:
    Fresh baked bread is one that I love. Play-doh is another. Silly Putty....lol
Gosh, I had forgotten about Silly Putty! Pressing it into comics and transferring the impression to a clean piece of paper. It is still on the market too. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:05 am

    Quoting SilverFoxMark66:
    Fresh filter coffee & chicory, fresh baked bread by Mother, a roaring fire stoked by Father, good memories, all gone now expet the coffee, thanks fro sharing, Mark x
Freshly baked bread seems to be a popular one! Thanks for dropping by Mark and sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:07 am

Sing songs, toasting marshmallows and ghost stories were also part of the campfire experience!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:08 am

Experienced that at different cottages. I also love the smell of a cedar chest. I still have my Mother's. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:10 am

    Quoting lonlyforlove2:
    I left one on the posting in the " New Community" You ae world wide ,,every where, But it is all good!!!
I wanted to test posting over there. It was very easy. Since it had been a month since I posted here, thought I should do so and it's great to see so many sharing their memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:13 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    ... the smell of fresh bread, cookies, spudnuts..all good memories
Home-baked items are so different from store-bought items. I didn't know what spudnuts were so had to look those up. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:16 am

    Quoting jajo696:
    Laundry fresh off the clothesline

    My grandpas homefries with onions and peppers and their percolated coffee wafting thru the house and waking me up when i was age 5.

    Sweet sweet memories ~
The smell of freshly hung laundry, especially when the sheets were put back on the bed was so comforting. I also have great memories of times spent with my grandparents which is why I included Cuban cigars and peppermints. My grandfather also smoked a pipe. Thank you for dropping by and sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 4:19 am

    Quoting RavenousRaven777:
    Couple things come to mind. One being my all time favorite smell, and that’s a summer thunderstorm up in the pine and sage covered mountains. It’s glorious. The second, well it sucks being old, but I can say I actually have smelled as a kid and do remember what the old Woolworths department store smelled like. That too was glorious in its own way.
The outdoors provides a myriad of smells and memories. Woolworths ..the wooden floors and sitting at the counter and having a root beer float! Thank you for dropping by and sharing your memories.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 5:37 am

    Quoting Weeload2:
    There are so many things that take me back... way back, like that smell of the air when you blow up a beach ball or an inflatable swimming pool, then let it out. The leather smell of my first baseball glove. The smell after you sharpened a pencil and the smell of chaulk on a chaulkboard as well. The smell of chlorine at the public swimming pool. The smell of walking through a corn field. the smell of walking past or having to use an old wooden outhouse (yuck). The smell of hot asphalt on the street during the summer. The smell of opening a fresh box of Cracker Jack. The smell of other women's stale perfume while having to go shopping with my mom. The smell of cooking as you walk past a cafee. The smell of big pink pencil erasers. Geez.. I could go on forever listing things !!
It is amazing isn’t it, how smells are ingrained in our memories and can instantly transport us back to favourite places and times. You are right, the list could be endless! Thanks for dropping by and sharing your memories.


TicklePlease 54F  
13851 posts
12/20/2021 6:04 am

Gah! It's mothballs.

Mothballs bring me RIGHT back to my grandmother's house and all the fun old stuff that was just laying around, waiting to be discovered!

That's terrible but you can't fight smell!


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 6:53 am

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    Gah! It's mothballs.

    Mothballs bring me RIGHT back to my grandmother's house and all the fun old stuff that was just laying around, waiting to be discovered!

    That's terrible but you can't fight smell!
OMG! Opening drawers and finding those little white balls tucked into unexpected places. My grandfather always carried a few ‘scotch mints’ in his pocket and I worried the two would get mixed up! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your memory.


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
12/20/2021 7:43 am

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    Home-baked items are so different from store-bought items. I didn't know what spudnuts were so had to look those up. Thanks for dropping by and sharing your memories.
spudnuts are much tastier than donuts
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sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 10:34 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    spudnuts are much tastier than donuts
    [image]
Wow! You could start your own business! I had restrain myself from licking the screen lol


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
12/20/2021 12:19 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    Wow! You could start your own business! I had restrain myself from licking the screen lol
Do you like the chocolate covered ones??


LadiesR2B1rst 59M  
2735 posts
12/20/2021 2:17 pm

I always enjoyed the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. It appears that most people use fake trees now.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/20/2021 3:14 pm

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    Do you like the chocolate covered ones??
Actually, I don’t. They look a lot like Tim Horton’s ‘chocolate dipped ones’ which are my daughter’s favourite.


lok4fun500 M
51906 posts
12/20/2021 8:19 pm

    Quoting sexyldy1000:
    Actually, I don’t. They look a lot like Tim Horton’s ‘chocolate dipped ones’ which are my daughter’s favourite.
this chocolate was melted down easter bunnies.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/21/2021 1:42 am

    Quoting lok4fun500:
    this chocolate was melted down easter bunnies.
Cool 😎 👍. Waste not, want not.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/21/2021 7:22 am

    Quoting LadiesR2B1rst:
    I always enjoyed the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree. It appears that most people use fake trees now.
Yes, growing up we always had a real tree 🌲. My parents had a ‘secret’ mixture they used in the tree stand. It was a pain to check once the tree was fully decorated! Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


HeyboyPlayboy 50M

12/21/2021 6:28 pm

The old outhouse
Paper Whites
Barns
burning wood in fireplace


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/21/2021 7:09 pm

    Quoting HeyboyPlayboy:
    The old outhouse
    Paper Whites
    Barns
    burning wood in fireplace
Yes, those are strong and unforgettable odours. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


p1947q 75M  
140 posts
12/23/2021 4:44 pm

My mother's cedar chest - almost every family had one to keep sweaters and other woolens "away" from moths - at least that was the stated reason.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/23/2021 5:10 pm

    Quoting p1947q:
    My mother's cedar chest - almost every family had one to keep sweaters and other woolens "away" from moths - at least that was the stated reason.
I certainly understand that! I remember my great-grandmother’s and grandmother’s. I have my Mother’s and it’s filled with blankets and afghans. Nice to see you dropping by. Merry Christmas 🎄.


CynicusMaximus 51M
1844 posts
12/27/2021 5:30 am

It's already listed, but a box of pencils always takes me back to the first day of school. Mind you, it isn't necessarily a fond memory, but is a strong memory that hits when I open a box of pencils used or unused.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/27/2021 6:07 am

    Quoting CynicusMaximus:
    It's already listed, but a box of pencils always takes me back to the first day of school. Mind you, it isn't necessarily a fond memory, but is a strong memory that hits when I open a box of pencils used or unused.
Given your artistic talents, I thought it might have been a fond memory of the beginning of the development of your skills. Nice to see you stop by and comment.


Jules1590 54F
8151 posts
12/28/2021 6:16 pm

What a wonderful post. Thank you for the trip down memory lane Sexylady.
- my dad's burning tobacco pipe (still love the smell)
- hot chocolate chip cookies or brownies
- the warm smells of Thanksgiving - our favorite holiday
- my mother's perfume - Shalimar from the blue and white enamel atomizer
- elephant manure from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden
- and the hot pretzel cart outside of Penn Station (we never got one but I always wanted one)
- the smell of the marshlands during low tide (we lived close to Kennedy Airport)
- The distinct smells of relatives houses, my Aunt and Grandma each had very specific smells that you knew exactly where you were when you walked through the door.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
12/28/2021 7:16 pm

    Quoting Jules1590:
    What a wonderful post. Thank you for the trip down memory lane Sexylady.
    - my dad's burning tobacco pipe (still love the smell)
    - hot chocolate chip cookies or brownies
    - the warm smells of Thanksgiving - our favorite holiday
    - my mother's perfume - Shalimar from the blue and white enamel atomizer
    - elephant manure from Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus at Madison Square Garden
    - and the hot pretzel cart outside of Penn Station (we never got one but I always wanted one)
    - the smell of the marshlands during low tide (we lived close to Kennedy Airport)
    - The distinct smells of relatives houses, my Aunt and Grandma each had very specific smells that you knew exactly where you were when you walked through the door.
Glad you enjoyed it and it tweaked those wonderful memories. It’s amazing how smells can be imprinted in our psyche and stay with us forever. Thanks for stopping and commenting.


leefury7 72M

1/1/2022 6:50 am

Mom usually had a pine scented candle burning all Christmas day. But the scent that aways transports me back is White Shoulders. Sometimes I wonder if those days even occurred or did I dream them. An old perfume but on the right woman, it lifts me off my feet and floats me off into dream land. (It is one of those perfumes that requires the right body oil to achieve it greatest effect.)


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/1/2022 10:24 am

    Quoting leefury7:
    Mom usually had a pine scented candle burning all Christmas day. But the scent that aways transports me back is White Shoulders. Sometimes I wonder if those days even occurred or did I dream them. An old perfume but on the right woman, it lifts me off my feet and floats me off into dream land. (It is one of those perfumes that requires the right body oil to achieve it greatest effect.)
Cologne or perfume seems to have an ever-lasting effect. I know, my Grandmother and Mother had their 'special' ones which I could recognize with my eyes closed. I took over my parent's house after they both passed and I can still smell my Dad's whenever I open the medicine cabinet and he's been gone since 2005.


trixietrixster 54F  
3125 posts
1/3/2022 11:20 am

Cuban cigars - is that from your dad?

I can still sniff out crayons and play-doh in less time than it takes for New Yorkers to blow the horn when the lite turn red - LOL ...

For me, the smell of water when it first gets release from a fire hydrant. We used to turn them on and play for hours - good memories! Thank you ...

In Luv, Lite, Laffter ...


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/3/2022 1:12 pm

    Quoting trixietrixster:
    Cuban cigars - is that from your dad?

    I can still sniff out crayons and play-doh in less time than it takes for New Yorkers to blow the horn when the lite turn red - LOL ...

    For me, the smell of water when it first gets release from a fire hydrant. We used to turn them on and play for hours - good memories! Thank you ...
No, my grandfather smoked cigars and a pipe. I can still picture the cigar box and the tobacco pouch. He also liked 'scotch mints' and always had a couple tucked into his pocket.
It's funny how some 'smells' stick with us for a lifetime. Nice to see you back and commenting


Notsurewhat1981 40M
11 posts
1/4/2022 12:14 pm

Love the picture


Notsurewhat1981 40M
11 posts
1/4/2022 12:15 pm

Love cedar smell


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2022 8:37 am

I do too and thought it fit the theme perfectly.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/5/2022 8:39 am

I do too. I have my Mother's cedar chest and 'keep sake' box and the cedar smell has barely faded. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.


leefury7 72M

1/7/2022 10:57 am

You can buy cedar oil and re-moisturize your chest or even paneling. I always put a piece of cedar in the birdhouses I make and make sure they are drenched in oil. It is not all the cheap to purchase but it sure does smell good and keeps the bugs away.


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/8/2022 3:49 am

    Quoting leefury7:
    You can buy cedar oil and re-moisturize your chest or even paneling. I always put a piece of cedar in the birdhouses I make and make sure they are drenched in oil. It is not all the cheap to purchase but it sure does smell good and keeps the bugs away.
Cedar has an unmistakable scent that seems to last forever.


Gasparzs 42M

1/10/2022 9:58 pm

very interessant your postagens you is very sexy womam


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/11/2022 12:26 am

    Quoting Gasparzs:
    very interessant your postagens you is very sexy womam
Thank you and for stopping by. You didn’t answer the question. Is there an odour or scent that when you smell it, reminds you of your childhood?


sexyldy1000 65F  
9606 posts
1/15/2022 4:56 am

    Quoting  :

Splashing around in rain boots without a care in the world. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.


effbuddy3 61M
1 post
2/18/2022 12:28 pm

smells that immediately remind me.....damp country fields, hay, manure lol...rain, campfire smoke or burning wood like in a fireplace, bbq, nice blog


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