My freshman year of college I wore this bath & body works fragrance as my perfume. I can almost still smell it. A few years ago I found the remains of that bottle deep in my cabinets. I sprayed it on my wrists & a flood of emotions instantly came over me. My freshman year was my first "real" relationship. I instantly could remember everything about that relationship. Every date night and moment spent together. My first "love". The one I just knew I'd marry. (ha) He broke my heart. The scent of that perfume evoked an emotion within me of pure delight, I for a moment forgot that he had broken my heart. I dreamed of what could have been.
Scent truly has a way of evoking emotions.
My sisters first boyfriend wore Drakkar Noir. I remember this because I remember wanting "love". He was cute and he smelled so good, it must have been love. A pipe suddenly brings me back to my early childhood when Uncle Roy would smoke his pipe. I was maybe 5 or 6 yet I can still distinctly see his face smoking that pipe. I'm not 100% on the cologne my Uncle wore, but I can smell that bad boy a mile away and am instantly filled with emotion. I nearly cry every time as I remember everything I loved about him and all the fun we had together.
This weekend I went to Bath & Body Works to get soap for my bathroom. I smelled about a zillion soaps, but when I came across this particular one I had to have it. I don't necessarily think it's something I would ordinarily pick for myself. The scent, wildberry dahlia, reminded me of something familiar, something comforting. The scent reminds me of my Grandma in some way. I couldn't tell you what specifically the scent reminds me of, but I know that it's something having to do with her and her home. All the memories of time spent with her rush over me. I' find myself laying in bed last night smelling my hands and thinking back on my childhood. We had so many fun memories with my Grandma. We always had a blast with her. So for this season that Bath & Body works has this scent in stock I will wash my hands & every time be flooded with the emotions that come over me of happy times with my Grandma. It's funny how scent does that to us.
|Both of my Grandmas, but the one on the right is the one the scent reminds me of.|
Scent evokes emotion.
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