I love that story. My dad was a big Brut fan and still today whenever I smell Brut, I think of him. I am also glad you came out fine from the car accident, I didn't fair so well and ended up spending 2 months in traction in the middle of summer vacation from school. Take care!
I do miss my dwindling sense of smell. Not so much when changing grandchildren's diapers, but so very much when trying to enjoy a nice red wine.
So true. When you hear a song or catch a scent, the past rushes back. Whenever I enter or even pass a bakery it brings back my childhood and favorite memories. And there are so many others.
Oh, Judy, you brought back such memories for me, also. Mu sis and I always bought Mom Evening in Paris perfume. Wasn't it in a ble or purple little bottle?
It is amazing how the sense of smell can stay with you for so long. It is quite powerful and evocative. I always like when external things can trigger memories. For me music does that in an instant. Just a few notes, I can be sent back to when I first heard it.What a challenging first outing to the store all by yourself. I'm glad the injuries weren't so bad.
The scent factor is so true. My mom washed our clothes in Tide - I only use Tide. In fact, when I smell other people's laundry, sometimes it makes me kinda queasy, cause it's not TIDE! LOL.
I'm pretty sure that my armpits have no secret fans. :-(
One of my great aunts always wore Evening in Paris and it always made me sneeze when she hugged me. That guy must have been a cutie!!!
OMG, thank God you didn't get seriously injured!My Mom says she can't smell, but she loves perfume. I don't get it.I used to wear cologne myself, but over the years I think I have become more sensitive to these things and I really can't stand to smell perfume, cologne, fragrances on people. It just really bothers me and I get allergy symptoms: watery eyes, runny nose, etc.--elevators are especially bad!
My mother's house, when she was alive and living at home, had a very distinctive smell - a combination of furniture polish, baking and I don't quite know what! If I ever get a hint of that smell, I am back at home immediately!There are so many other smells that bring back memories (Evening in Paris included!) but never the armpit of a man!!
Poor you! I hope you didn't get scarred. Evening in Paris was awful wasn't it?
I was so enjoying the post till you got smacked down. Good grief, you were sure lucky nothing was broken.Kind of wondering about those arm pits. I think that means he should have been the father of your children.I do remember Evening in Paris. It was my first gift from a boy.
Oh Judy, thank you for rerunning that post. It is a great one. Your poor mother! Did she ever let you go anywhere by yourself again?My husband tells about how your scent will give you away to the enemy. In a strange land you should eat what the natives eat and not wear any deoderant, lotions or aftershave so your scent is the same as theirs.Let me walk into a home with chicken frying and the odor of cigarette smoke and I've walked into my memories of Grandma and Grandpa's house.
Judy,You are so right that almost anything that trigger a memory of a certain time or place or person.I always go to sleep with my little radio playing, but it cannot be music. I listen instead to an all news all the time show or NPR because if I listen to music so many songs remind me of another time and place and I get all weepy for those days gone by.Sentimental me...
It was lovely to revisit an old post. I am not familiar with the scent you mention, perhaps it never made it over the pond! 4711 Cologne was the usual gift from our few pence for mammy when I was young. n Nowadays I am unable to recall its perfume at all.
Smells that bring back memoriesOld Spice - my father.Brut - my first boyfriend.Jean Nate' - college days in the summer.Great Post.
That post started me thinking... how long have we been blog friends??? the earliest comment from you that I could find was made on Aug 21 2005 thats a fair while!!!!BTW the first comment from Maria was on Aug 26 2005.... also a while ago!!!
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