Thread: Nostalgic Smells

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      a weird one

      kerosene heaters
      My grandparents pretty much used these things exclusively when I was a kid, I remember going over to their house in the winter to hang out with my uncle in the winter and go outside and play in the snow for hours before coming in taking our wet clothes off put them over the heaters and eat grilled cheeses and chili while playing videogames, usually sega genesis. Very seldom do I come across that same scent, but on the rare times I have those memories always come a flooding
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          Quote by vkimo
          Really? Gasoline is one of those things you smell on an almost continual bases. Most things that make one nostalgic are because they haven't been experienced in ages. You must not own a car

          ...or gasoline-powered tools, such as lawn mowers, weed whackers, snow blowers, etc..
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            The typical smell of a school building when you first walk in the door, into the lobby and walking through the hallways, especially newer/modern buildings (built between the 1960's and today).
            The smell of a clean motel/hotel room.
            Certain after shaves/colognes.
            New stereo equipment when you first take it out of the box.
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              Quote by Timothy1964
              The typical smell of a school building when you first walk in the door, into the lobby and walking through the hallways, especially newer/modern buildings (built between the 1960's and today).

              Older school buildings have a smell of their own too which is also nostalgic to me. I think I mentioned this before, but my high school (built in 1956) had several additions added. Each part had a smell of its own. The oldest wing which had no a/c in the halls had a musty smell like a old piece of electronics. A Facebook group I'm a part of is trying to get a tour of the school which has had two more additions since I attended there in the 90s. I wonder if it will still have the same smells.
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                Quote by vkimo
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                Hmm, a few more..

                Libraries, old books when opened up.
                The smell of a musty hot attic is another huge one.

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                  Quote by bassman21
                  Quote by Timothy1964
                  The typical smell of a school building when you first walk in the door, into the lobby and walking through the hallways, especially newer/modern buildings (built between the 1960's and today).

                  Older school buildings have a smell of their own too which is also nostalgic to me. I think I mentioned this before, but my high school (built in 1956) had several additions added. Each part had a smell of its own. The oldest wing which had no a/c in the halls had a musty smell like a old piece of electronics. A Facebook group I'm a part of is trying to get a tour of the school which has had two more additions since I attended there in the 90s. I wonder if it will still have the same smells.

                  My junior high school was the same way. It was built in the early 1950's as a junior-senior high school (until the early 1960's when a new high school building was built), then in the late 1960's nearly half of the (junior high) building burned down. The burned portions were torn down and rebuilt, along with new additions being added, which included an auditorium, auxiliary gymnasium and a 2-story classroom wing, which housed the library, planetarium, science and home ec. rooms. The old sections were mostly of wood-frame construction with interior walls being of heavy duty vinyl wallpaper-covered drywall, while the new sections were of cinder block and brick construction and both sections had their own smells.
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                    the smell when you turn the furnace on for the first time during winter.
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                      Quote by bassman21
                      Quote by Timothy1964
                      The typical smell of a school building when you first walk in the door, into the lobby and walking through the hallways, especially newer/modern buildings (built between the 1960's and today).

                      Older school buildings have a smell of their own too which is also nostalgic to me. I think I mentioned this before, but my high school (built in 1956) had several additions added. Each part had a smell of its own. The oldest wing which had no a/c in the halls had a musty smell like a old piece of electronics. A Facebook group I'm a part of is trying to get a tour of the school which has had two more additions since I attended there in the 90s. I wonder if it will still have the same smells.

                      Also, when you are walking through the halls in a school building, certain classrooms you are walking by sometimes have a major factor on the smells...for example, when you walk past the science rooms, chances are there will be a chemical-like smell and walking by the home ec. rooms (and the cafeteria), you will likely smell food cooking. You can also usually tell when you are walking by the art rooms and industrial arts shops, as they often have their unique smells (paint, freshly sawed lumber, varnish, etc.). Even when you walk by the gym there's usually a certain smell.
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                        I always like the smell of gear oil and grease. It reminds me of the roller coasters at the amusement park. It makes me think about all the school picnics there which were usually a couple days after my birthday when I was a kid.

                        I like cherry scented air fresheners because they remind me of hanging out with my uncle and all the cool cars he had when I was a kid. Stuff like muscle cars, former police cars, and lifted pick up trucks.

                        I also like the scent of bondo being sanded because it reminds me of going to the body shop my father works at when I was a kid. It reminds me of restoring old cars or just working on some of the cool cars I used to own.
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                          Popcorn. At school basketball games, and other school functions, they'd have the popcorn machine going. Today, that's the thing I love about going to a Target store--as soon as you walk in the door, you get that big whiff of popcorn. Although I have to admit that I've never bought a bag of popcorn at Target.
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                            Scratch and sniff stickers! Especially the fruity ones. When I was in kindergarten in the mid-80s, our little paper workbooks for letter and number learning all had scratch and sniff stickers. Good times
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                              Another one: What kid didn't love the smell of their Trick or Treat bag?

                              And how 'bout puppy breath?
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                                Another smell popped up in my head today. The smell of paper bag lunches is a major nostalgia inducer.
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                                  Quote by Timothy1964
                                  Quote by vkimo
                                  Really? Gasoline is one of those things you smell on an almost continual bases. Most things that make one nostalgic are because they haven't been experienced in ages. You must not own a car

                                  ...or gasoline-powered tools, such as lawn mowers, weed whackers, snow blowers, etc..


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                                    The inside of magazines is another big one.
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                                      Fried onions, always reminds me of flea markets in the 1980s, not too many left in my area anymore
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                                        Suntan lotion
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                                          My aunt's jacuzzi
                                          Car grease
                                          That smell when you turn the heater on and the dust burns off
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