It’s a looooonggggg time since I’ve done a Journal Jar post, but as I’m on a mission to empty the jar (39 questions to go), I thought I’d better make a start.
I always think that your sense of smell is totally tied up with memories.
One of my newest favourite smells is Elnett hairspray. I recently bought a can of it, never having tried it before. As soon as I sprayed it, I had the most vivid déjà vu moment of my grandmother. I had no idea that she’d used Elnett, but I asked my mother about it and she confirmed that yes, indeed, my grandmother always used that particular hairspray.
So everytime I spray my hair at the moment, it reminds me of ‘Dabadoo’ (I couldn’t say Granny when I was little, so I called her Dabadoo, which stuck for like, ever).
Coconut oil is another favourite – because it reminds me of holidays. And related to this – the first smell of a tropical country as you disembark the plane. You can’t beat it. The heat smacks you in the face first, quickly followed by the smell – a mixture of tropical heat and aviation fuel, I think!
And freshly brewed coffee. I’ve always liked the smell of coffee, even though I’ve only relatively recently started to drink it.
As far as perfumes go, I wrote a post about my favourite fragrances back in 2011, which you can read HERE.
What’s your favourite smell, and does it bring back memories for you? I’d love to know.