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Olfactory flashbacks

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 13, 2013, 8:53 AM

I wanted to write a funny journal for once :) Because I like to share with my watchers, even on stupid subjects haha!

Does it happen to you too? I mean, smelling a very special smell/perfume that sends you immediatly in your childhood for example? Sometimes you've forgotten them, you think they don't exist anymore, you can't even think of them even if you wanted too.

Here's an example: It happened to me once in the metro. A man, with a bad breath, actually, it was the smell of someone who smokes the pipe. But I had this particular feeling that it was positive. I was even staarting to like this special... smell O_o. Then I remembered. This guy who came at school to play guitar and make us sing when I was 3. The very same smell. O_O I had forgotten him but with this particular (bad) smell, I've even remembered a full song he used to sing!

What a beautiful thing. Your nose I mean!

Some minutes ago, here @ Ubisoft, it smelled a very specific kind of vanilla. It smelled exactly like the essences you put on a little stone to make your room smelling good. Well my cousin used to have this little stone with vanilla perfume in her bedroom when I was 7/8. I've been transported immediatly in this bedroom, I've remembered so many things of this place at the same time. Little details... Unbelievable.

I know, I'm weird O_o



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iamSketchH Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Not weird at all.  Once, a few years ago, my mom told me to close my eyes and taste something. She put some sort of wafer cookie thing in my mouth and asked me if I knew what it was.  It tasted something like strawberries and it was SO familiar, but I could not tell her what it was. I just knew I had tasted it before.  As I tried to think, I finally gave up but told her that it was so familiar but could not remember.  She smiled and showed me the wafers.  She said that she use to feed them to me when I was 2 years old back when we lived in Malaysia.

It's funny that my taste remembered that far back!
Mendicant Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Artist
That's not weird. Happened to me a few times.

Oddly enough, with a very specific brand of bleach, once. -_-'
vashperado Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
i loooooooove it when that happens

i get one quite often, when i am cooking spaghetti sauce on the stove,  if i buy the brand my mom bought when i was a kid
it sends me back to BEING a kid, 3 feet tall, and looking up watching mom cook
its really cool
Katikut Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love my watchers little stories! ♥♥♥
MoonResident Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
My olfactory flashback?  If I smell a particular type of mint, I am reminded of the alginate molding material used for making dental impressions.  I was a dental assistant in the Air Force and worked with dentists who were trying to get their masters degree in dentistry.  I assisted with almost all areas of dentistry except maxillo-facial surgery, but did see a slide presentation about it. . . . .
Atlas0 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love that feeling, actually =P
oefremine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Moi c'est le parfum One milion de Paco Rabanne qui a tendance à m'agacer (surtout que plein de garçons le portent x_x)...ça me fait penser à des personnes que je préfererais avoir oubliées!
Par contre une certaine odeur de lessive me rapelle le linge qui sèche dans le jardin de ma mamie quand on lui rendait visite certains week ends.Ah la Normandie et toute cette nature apaisante... ça me ramène loin loin en arrière.
Le cerveau humain est tellement surprenant dans sa mémorisation des différentes choses et de ses liens avec les 5 sens...merci pour ce journal qui m'a fait vraiment sourire pour le coup!!
Katikut Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dans le même genre j'adore l'odeur de la pluie sur la terre et du tas de feuille qui crame. Ca me rappelle la campagne chez ma mamie aussi :D
LadyLaurence Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the hippocampus is right next to the olfactory part of the brain/olfactory nerves! :)
wingsofnyx Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I used to love near a beach when I was younger, so whenever it's rainy or really moist where I live now, I get like a "ghost-smell" of the salty seashore
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