Scent is such an evocative sense. Do you remember what After Shave your boyfriend wore in High School ( British Sterling or English Leather) or what shampoo you used as a teen (Breck or Prell)? And who could forget Jean Nate or Desert Rose? What about the smell we associate with Thanksgiving or Christmas? All you have to do is smell a faint whiff of a fragrance from your past and you are right back there, in the moment.
Beverly at How Sweet the Sound has a post about perfumes today and as I read the comments I remembered all the perfumes/colognes I had used in my life and I could actually smell them! And that perfumed stationary I used to write to my beau on, well that was another time and place for sure! Last night I made Scalloped Potatoes with Ham ( before I went to Fenway Park) and the aroma brought me back to the gathering room in our Church basement where we would go for the Dime a Dip suppers back in the 50s. Of course they used to be Nickel a Dip before the price doubled.
So tell me, what perfume do you wear and what is the most evocative scent from your life?
P.S. Nantucket Briar is my signature scent now, but I have had many in my not so lurid past, lol.