Topic: Fragrances from your childhood...
Bulgarian rose oil ;o)
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Bulgarian rose oil ;o)
woods, grass, soil... milk, sugar...
perfumes fram my childhood also Bulgarian rose oil in my grandmothers house, nd some fresh green cologne but I do not know the name...
bulgarian rose oil, 'mown hay' and 'black cat' fragrances (those were available and very popular at the time of my mother's youth), and i remember a scent of a fragrance that i smelt when i was approximately 3-4 years old. it was a scent of a fragrance that my freind's mother used to use, and i smelt it when she opened her wardrobe. it was such a pleasant smell, but i never discovered which fragrance it was. i can't remember the exact scent, i remember my fascination, as to my nose, it was gorgeous.
then, milk, coffee, chicory drink with milk which we used to call 'white coffee', warm bread, margarin spread over a bread slice...
mmmm, i feel so very young again
The scent of orange blossoms and ripe eucalyptus mingled together... amazing how heady and light they seemed together. I am always on a search for the perfect orange blossom scent.
Flour, baking bread dough (my grandparents owned a family bakery in Italy), and, as crazy as it sounds, the smell of very used, dirty streets of a busy city... like Milano. I find a little comfort in it. And some raspberry fragrance I always smelled in my grandmother's house. Jasmine, too.
The one scent that always come to mind is; Maja soap, my grandmother used all the time. I remember the rose scent and the black wrapping it came in. My grandmother would place that thin little black wrapping in my luggage. "Here you go honey, when you get back home and unpack, you can remember me."
Last edited by mariotgomez (2008-05-19 16:44:36)
In Oklahoma: Concord grapes, tomato leaves, earth, clay and dust, thunderstorms, honeysuckle and coffee. Marigold flowers -- that same type of pungent smell as tomato leaves, but more floral.
In Wisconsin: Rich earth, trees/water (the river), thunderstorms (again, I know -- but up north they had a more bitey smell than in Oklahoma), coffee (a constant, I've written an entire essay on how the smell of coffee influenced my childhood). Old, polished wood (upright piano). Fresh laundry.
In Washington: Books. Shalimar with warm, old, spruce (my violin), pine resin (violin, dance, and just outside). Coffee, tea.
Jasmin petals (grandiflorum) on hair.
My mother's perfume : chanel n 5, paris YSL, and my father's perfume: boucheron. And my barbie's perfume that I found back in Narciso Rodriguez, smells exactly the same
But I am too young so later I will probably have more scent memories..
One of my best fragrance memories was when I follow my grandfather and my parents out on the marshes of northern Sweden to pick cloudberries. Cloudberries are a very aromatic, goldencoloured berry that grows in northern Sweden (and other north parts of the world)... The smell of the berries, the marshland, the woods around and different aromatic herbs growing in the marsh... blend that togheter with mosquitoreppelent (there are a lot of mosquitos in northern Sweden at summer!) a campfire, my grandfathers pipe and the smell of the water from a small and very dark lake.
dry grass, crayons, colouring pencils, carpets...
Pine and Olive from the trees I used to climb in my front yard in Arizona during my elementary school years.
Grass and Mountain-type scents from my middle and high school years in California. I'll never forget the cool Southern Californian ocean breezes and the complex notes that came with them (probably Moss, Sand, Seawater, and Tanning lotion/Sunscreen). I also remember there being Rum notes, but for some odd reason they were only around on the weekends. Weird, huh?
the applepie my grandmother made, linen that has dried outside, lavender, the flowers of the buddleia and philadelphus in our backyard, orange juice,... and l'air du temps de Nina Ricci, my mother's perfume.The smell of wine beeiig made (by my grandparents).
In my teenage years the smell of marihuana in a pub I wasn't allowed to enter (but did anyway ) near my school in Antwerp. The smell of beer .
Last edited by Kari (2008-08-22 17:05:47)
jasmine...... at my grandparents home...... and I used to spend hours at my grandmothers bedroom smeelling her perfumes....calandre.......l´air du temps..... timeless.....channel ...great moments.... thanks for make me remember
My father´s azzaro......
The fragance of the wet herbs in the morning, in villa carlos paz, a small villa in Argentina, surronded by lakes and hills... my family owns a house there , and we go there on vacations.....I have spent my happiest moments there since I was born....., the smell of the wooden furniture of that house....
´The fragance of avon´s Sweet Honesty after my childhood baths.....
The leather smell of my mother´s bags.....
this topic is fantastic, I´ve been sitting here remembering almost an hour!!!!! Congratulations jeca!!!
Last edited by LORENA (2008-09-26 13:30:15)
From my parents garden- lillies of the valley, lilac, roses and the fragrance of crabapple blossoms
Lemon zest that went into Easter bread
Fresh cut cucumber
The aroma of various fruit and berries being cooked for jam
Usually very early in the morning - the coolest time of a summer's day-strawberry ,sour cherry and black currant are most memorable
Yardley Black label -my father's cologne
Chanel No.5 and 4711 Koelnische Wasser
How interesting stories. Rebella, thats sounds like a great memory.
Crushed rosebuds from the rose bushes in the schoolyard.
The finished product from grounded coffe at my grandmothers aparment. Fresh cut grass in the neighborhoud in the summer. The aromatic smell from all the walks in the forrest above my house; moss and pinetreas, blueberry and wild rasperrys and probably lots of other things.
The cold smell from snow on a sunny january day. It really stings the nose!
its probably more
1. Jasmine. There's a garden full of jasmine on my way back home from school everyday. In summer I would stay there just for the good smell...but I can't understand why I don't like perfume with jasmine...
2. Baked cookies. The sweet butter and chocolate smell, oh my God.
3. Chocolate box. I don't know if anybody felt the same way but I used to sniff chocolate boxes all the time. I think some of them smell even better than chocolate. Maybe it's the paper too...
4. Clothes dried in the sun. So soft and warm and there's the scent of soap that lingers on them. I'd just retrieve them from the balcony and pile them on the bed and curl up in them
5. The smell of a fresh pack of cigarette. I never smoke, and I don't like it when others do, but strangely enough I like them when they're packed in the box unlighted. I think it's the original smell of tobacco that's so addictive...
6. In summer the kind of smell coming from the ground before it rains. It's a combination of leaves, soil and often comes with swift cool breeze
jazmin y rosas, en la casa de mi abuela.
cuando regresabamos del colegio con mi hermana LORENA, el olor a comida que preparaba mi mama(quema hasta las ensaladas).
Last edited by Luciana (2008-11-12 10:49:00)
Tobacco for chewing from my Pawpaw, the smell of a garage ( like a tire shop or car shop)from my brother in laws Exxon, oil of olay the lotion my Mother used. Aqua Velva blue shaving lotion from Dad, honeysukle flowers, rain on hot pavement, shoe polish for boots my Dad always polished his boots, tea roses beside our house, gasoline from the old truck, tinkerbell child makeup, cigarette smoke everyone smoked, mowed grass, iris outside my Nannys house, Opium.
I remember the scent of the sea a lot, salty air and such. We have a house on an island and as I get there,all the memories come back.
Cigarettes,of course, my Dad smoked (still smokes) and I like the smell of tobacco.
Also the smell of burning wood in the winter and Johnson's no more tears and Badedas bath gel in the green bottle that smelled of pine.
And I just love the scent of coffee! I am a complete addict-withdrawal symptoms and all!
Ammonia, bleach, and furniture polish -- my mother was very house proud.
Cigarette smoke (to my utter chagrin), thanks to my parents and most other adults that came to visit.
Old Spice aftershave, Replique perfume, crayons, Silly Putty, Play Doh.
The interior of my grandparents' old Buick, especially the seats.
The saline smell of the water as we played on the Slip n' Slide in the summer time.
TanYa suntan creme. It came in a small, round container, and it smelled wonderful -- but it worked far too well, if I recall correctly.
Pssst shampoo. I begged to be able to try it and it made me look like a skunk. What I remember most was its scent: dusting powder, plastic, and alcohol.
My grandma`s vintage Red Moscow that I used to refill my markers with ; Eucalyptus leaves in my bath; lilac by the house and crisp green apples in the crates in the basement; linden and camomile Florena soaps;paper glue in a plastic clear bottle....
My mom`s perfumes - Jai Ose and Eclipse, her hand creams,my grandma`s Persian lilac perfume, her pies with apricot jam and her herbal concoctions, propolis and bee wax..., my grandpa`s Chypre cologne that I adored. And of course pine needles and tangerines on New Year`s eve!
I remember the delicious smell of new books and a new puppy we had when I was 4, the lovely scent of fallen leaves in he park .
Isn`t it strange? Sometimes I walk down the street and the wind blows, and suddenly a familiar scent brushes you over the face, and you want to turn towards it and run without even realizing what it was, only knowing that you felt it before and somehow it is very important....
garden roses, rain, chalk , mam's magie noire, wet dogs, saturday stew, seaside breeze, clean linens, orange blossom and fried fish under the fig tree!
Maryel - dipity do hair gel! Me too! I love the blue gel it looked so clear and smelled so good My Mom had a late 70's early 80's fro and she only used dipity do,lol.
Veruska- the smell of fig trees is dear to my heart too, as an adult I have at least 15 fig trees around my home and love the summer when their smell drifts through the air.
This is a great topic!!! Vinyl covered seats and licorice jelly beans. Coty face powder and revlon red lipstick. Churning home made ice cream , garage smells mmmm.
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