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What smell or taste triggers something in your memory ?


There is a curious emotional connection between taste and smell and sometimes one of these two senses can be triggered without any prompting.

 

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    Said so beautifully MKay and who can [possibly resist the embrace of a Dad engulfed in the scent of gasoline and Riff pipe tobacco! I have this lovely visual imprinted on my mind forever, thank you so much fMKayo

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    That is such a delightful story, a real treasure - who would have thought that a bit of Wet Wool and a bit of Shit could bond together two people. That must be a first. I so enjoyed your tale Gabriel( Wilson) so glad your shared it with all of us

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    Fancy and what a testimony it is to Dove soap. This isstill a soap which is still much revered and much loved by many. I have a visual in my mind of the pleasure this small luxury invoked for you. Thank you for sharing this story daughterson,

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    Interesting ThelmaC that most of the people who have commented here associate good things with smell or taste. Thank you for your comments, they are much appreciated.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    How strange eubug, I thought I had responded to your comment - must have forgotten to push the send button. I don't think we can create the taste of chocolate by thinking of it - wish we could though, I love chocolate. Thanks for your comment.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    That is lovely - imagine - cooked snails being responsible for bringing people together and forming a friendship which has been so long lasting. Thank you so much for sharing your story Mathewson.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    Who could forget something like that Beata (Stasak) that is definitely something to remember. Thank you for sharing your memory with us.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    Oh yes, Canscorpion, I can almost smell the pages here - nothing more pleasurable than a fresh book - especially when it is given as a treat. I recall my choice of comic arriving weekly in the post - wonderful, thank you for reminding me of that.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    Yes it does appear that our childhood olfactory memories are deeply connected to our long-term memory. We never seem to lose the connection. I find it fascinating to read the replies written here by fellow Hubbers. Thanks Kathryn(Stratford)

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    How lovely that the simple smell of a candle can bring back a memory of your grandparents. Something to treasure. Thank you for sharing your story Darren Owens.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    Strange time, pregnancy peachpurple, my memory of it is of Rennies tablets for heartburn. I can never think about pregnancy without remembering that chalky taste of Rennies. Thank you for sharing your memory.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    A contract in senses and smells ParadigmEnacted - the smell of Cologne and the warmth of sunny lands sounds to me a far preferable option. I love travel and I love warmth, both make me feel alive and are eminently content.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    How delightful, you make me feel as if I were there. I just wonder if you eat your popcorn sweet or with salt - the latter being my favorite! Thank your for sharing your memory with us.


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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    How nice to bable to continue with this family tradition susanzheng. I expect that in time to come your daughter too will make it for her children and they will all reminisce about Grandma's pork sauerkraut. Thank you for sharing your memory.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    An extraordinary fruit - I have seen these in Africa. I never had the courage to taste one but I do recall the amazing fruity smell it had. Thanks for sharing your experience with us LensMan999

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    It sounds exactly like our back yard, except I remember how the grass made us itch when we rolled on the freshly mowed lawn - Ha - thank you haring your memory and for for reminding me of my own childhood memory.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    These are all such powerful memories in their own right and they appear to be so deeply embedded in childhood. I find this so interesting.. Thank you for your comment.

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    Sally Gulbrandsen (sallybea) 4 years ago

    The smell of cut grass really is something special. I am so glad that this question brought back some happy memories. It is gratifying to realize that the question has invoked far more happy memories than bad ones.

    Thank you for your visit Kathleen