Today we move from word association to scent memory. I know I associate certain scents to memories, or better yet a scent can bring back very vivid memories. Now lets not exclude those that are olfactory impaired and just let them use their imagination. It is easy to play, just close your eyes and think of the scent and then tell us what comes to mind. It does not have to be a memory, but if it is share ;)Fresh Rain: Summer thunderstorms. Coffee
: As a young boy, sitting on my dad's lap, reading the Sunday comics together
.Hot Cocoa: with Marshmellows!The Ocean: Sand between my toes.
Now lets keep on thinking of scents and lets come up with some goofy questions.1. What air freshener do you prefer to use in your car? New car smell, Strawberry, Lilac? Why do you like it? A memory attached to it?I like the Febreeze stuff you spray in your car. No particular scent really. 2. Does the smell of doctor or dentist office bring you what kind of memories? Lets not forget that if we have a loved one in those professions it might not all be nightmares ;)I am not a big fan of going to the doctor or hospitals. In fact, the cleanser/cleaner they use in hospitals can really set me off. See, I have this tendency to pass out when I get a shot so that is bad. And the smell of the cleaner sometimes brings on those feelings of I might pass out. 3. Candles, incense, air fresheners… are there anything items that you use to make your home scented?I used scented candles and air freshners. I've never been really too keen on incense.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/08/2005 03:32:00 PM