Do you have a memory that’s linked to a smell?
I have thought about this all day and all I can think of is my mother. She had a distinct smell about her that was all her own. It wasn’t her perfume or the soap she used. It was just her personal fragrance. I haven’t smelled it in a long time, she took it with her when she died. I miss her fragrant presence.
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There are so many smells that I remember. Yours is a great one.
Have a fabulous day, Patricia. ♥
I remember very clearly the smell of my grandmother’s Evening in Paris perfumes and powders. Pretty found several bottles in one of her antique treasure hunting and bought them for me. I keep them on my desk and sniff one whenever I long to visit with her.
I remember Evening in Paris. It was very popular when I was a teenager.
I had an Uncle Teddy who was a chemist for Estee Lauder and gave everyone bottles of Youth Due, a very pungent scent.
They still make it. When I find myself near one of their counters at Saks or Bloomingdales, it hits me like a train.
Good old Uncle Teddy. I always liked him. He raised bees in his backyard and when I was little, he’d let me visit them buzzing, the way cats meow when they spot a new face ::)
Weren’t you scared you would get stung? I tend to stay away from bees and wasps.
I was little. You’re totally intrepidly stupid when you’re 5. 🙂
I associate the scent of face powder with my mother.
I think powder was more fragrant in the past. I don’t notice it much anymore, or maybe not as many women wear it now.
The last time I noticed face powder in a store, I noticed that the design on the box was still the same from 70 years ago!
Beautifully poignant Patricia.
Thank you, Sadje.
You’re most welcome 🙏🏼
That is a memory straight from the heart.
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