I have just spent the past 15 minutes smelling different scents from my friend Shannon's Scentsy samples. (It is a pretty cool business - and I am trying to decide which one I want to buy!) As I was smelling things with titles like: Mediterranean Spa, White Tea & Cactus, Rustic Lodge and Winter Wonderland.. it is amazing how each smell can remind you of a time or place.
Scent memory, if you will.
Many of us have written about our love of fall - pumpkin spice, apple cider, dead leaves.. etc. Winter makes me think of the cool, crisp smell almost burning my nose. Kind of like menthol. Or the smell of vanilla and pine. Then as we get closer to spring - I smell florals (like jasmine, gardenias, roses..) Then summer blows in and we want to smell clean cotton, fruity concoctions, coconuts and limes.
Today I was transported throughout the different seasons. I smelled one called Rustic Lodge, and it smells exactly like a fabric Christmas ornament (that was scented) that hangs on my parent's Christmas Tree. Or the Mediterranean Spa candle that reminds me of a trip to the beach, where there were scented flowers of some kind growing through the brush. Every time the breeze would blow - I would get a whiff! The Blueberry cheesecake reminds me of going to Baskin Robbins after my dance class as a child and ordering a sugar cone with a scoop of the Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream. The Simply Irresistible reminds me of men's cologne.
I could go on and on.
What scents take you back? Or stop you dead in your tracks?
Also - interested in purchasing anything from Scentsy - I agreed to do a catalog party for Shannon. I have until Oct. 31st. I can send you info!