Yesterday evening, I walked outside and smelled something that immediately took me back to my childhood summer times. A smell that will always be summertime to me. A smell that immediately bombarded me with a hundred memories, all happy, all fun. So I jumped on Twitter and sent out the following tweet:
To which my lovely friend Natalie from My Crazy Busy Life (AKA @mycrazybusylife) replied back and the rest of the convo went something like this:
And so it got me to thinking how cool it is that a scent, just one whiff of something, can take you back to a certain event or time in your life. I remember when I got my first job in a grocery store, one of the checkers smoked and she always wore a certain perfume. To this day, anytime I smell that perfume, I think of my first job.
Anyways, I started thinking about summer and how much I’m craving it. And other scents that remind me of summer. Here are some of my favorites.
The Scents of Summer For Me Are:
Chlorine in pools
Freshly cut grass
Suntan lotion (Side Note: one of my favorite smells in the world is Bobby Brown Beach fragrance, which smells just like Coppertone and always makes me happy when I wear it!)
Santa Ana winds (super hot winds that blow here in So Cal…they are nasty and make my allergies go insane, but they always remind me of summer)
My bathing suit after I take it off and let it dry outdoors
Watermelon, which I hate, but the smell always reminds me of summer
My house when I’ve been outside in the heat all afternoon and walk into the cool air conditioning
Any bbq’d food
The beach and the sand
The way I smell after I get out of the ocean
The way my hair smells after it’s been in the wind
The way it smells when we leave our bedroom windows open at night instead of running the air conditioner
Frou-frou drinks with pineapple, coconut, and Malibu rum
So there you have it! My top 15 favorite summertime scents…what scents remind you of summer? Are you looking forward to summer or dreading it?