Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Scent of Childhood

Do you ever stop and think about how weird it is that we can remember smells?

Or that smells can remind us of things?

Maybe "weird" isn't the right word.

Maybe "amazing" is.

Or "awesome".

Every time I look at this picture, it makes me think of Strawberry Shortcake and the one doll I had: Lemon ...something. (Or was it Apricot something. Or, wait, maybe Peach? I just remember she wore white.)

And I can *just about* smell her.

Just from looking at a picture.

Weird. Cool.*

*D'you know the smell I mean? Just a hint of plastic underneath the sweetness?


Blogger Elusive Butterfly said...

God yes! But my mother never let me have Strawberry Shortcake dolls. It's probably a good thing as I'm now grown up and edumacated enough to know that smell is VOCs offgassing from plastics and is BAD.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 8:24:00 am  
Blogger Likalia said...

Your picture reminds me of scratch-n-sniff stickers. Like the Strawberry Shortcake ones I had. :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:37:00 pm  
Blogger Jenn said...

They still exist - those stickers - we hand them out to the kids we see. Now I understand why I love them more then they do, it's nostalgia.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:20:00 pm  
Blogger Alexandreena said...

Oh, yes. Smells remind me of things/ people very frequently. Cool, I think.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:17:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

EB, good thing I didn't sniff it too much then eh? ;)

Likalia, I had the awesomest sticker collection!!!!! Woooo hooo! And I loved scratch and sniffs, but also puffy ones, 'member?

Jenn, nostalgia's a weird one, but fun!

Alexandreena, it really is pretty cool... :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:50:00 pm  
Blogger lexiloo said...

totally know the smell, you described it so well in your footnote, it came back to me!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:36:00 pm  
Blogger Laura said...

This has inspired a similar post! Should be up in a little while. Thanks for the great idea!

Thursday, December 11, 2008 1:28:00 am  
Blogger Victoria said...

Lexi, that's so cool! :D

Yay Laura :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008 4:49:00 pm  
Blogger abstractjenn said...

I love that we can remember smells and that just one smell can bring back a memory so strong that you swear it happened yesterday.

Hope you are well!

Friday, December 12, 2008 3:49:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

It's pretty awesome!

And, yes, I'm doing well. Thanks :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008 12:16:00 am  

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