Evocative aroma's

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  1. The sense of smell is a wonderful thing. Even more interesting though is the way certain smells trigger events in ones memory.

    Some of mine are:

    Cabbage being cooked ........................School Dinners (Yuck)
    Freshly Baked Bread.............................Arriving home from school
    The scent of Jasmin...............................Northern Cyprus
    Disinfectant..........................................Hospitals
    FFO......................................................HMS Eagle (first ship)


    Must be loads more out there
     
  2. France - Garlic and vanilla and Gauloise ciggies (changed now but it still smells that way to me).
    Rotting aluminium - can detect that at 100metres. I smell it on aircraft and first noticed it on the composite minehunters. Not evocative but a signal of impending disaster.
    Burnt rubber/oil etc - the smell you get at banger races. I absolutely love these meetings and the people that go to them.
     
  3. mmmm dare I say it?
    .........no!............wonder who will be first :wink:
     
  4. Yep we can all go there in our own little way..
    Try to think outside the box! :lol:
     
  5. Burning rubber :D
     
  6. Outside the box? - no chance! - I hardly ever think of anywhere else :wink:
     
  7. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Cheese = my gulch... :D
     
  8. FFO.......... a Stoker friend of mine (Ecostoker in fact)
    Dettol....... the school first aid room (which I spent quite a bit of time in)
    Cheap soap....... the school changing rooms (yuk!)
    Fizzy Vitamin C tablets.... a 60s orange flavoured children's drink that came in a sachet, called Sparkling Spring
    Burning....... when I made a thermite bomb at school and set fire to the workbench in the chemistry lab oops!
    Champagne........ bobbing up and down on water
    Prawns......... yachting off the IoW (where I first tasted them!)

    Evocative music:-

    Vaughan Williams's Lark Ascending........... the Battle of Britain and what we were fighting for; oh and er, the G Spot....
     
  9. Coal smoke, hot oil, creosote and that "tinny" smell of steam = real railways
     
  10. Nice one Loggie yes real railways, recently visited North Yorks Moors puffa trains and thats the smell.

    Others are

    Fish Pie = first meal in the Andrew in 1962 at Raleigh (never had it since)
    BBQ = first one in Australia (never had a better one but tried) at least the beer here is more to my taste.
    Fish and Chips = Whitby the best ever tasted
     
  11. The smell of coal. Bar boats
     
  12. Saltwater-cooking pipis off Waihi Beach, NZ, aged about 4
    Banana sandwhichs-first day of school (yuk, thanks mum?)
    Calamine Lotion-getting hives after eating too many plums
    Betadine-first clincal day as a student nurse
    Aftershave-Hugo Buss 'Elements'-no comment :lol:
     
  13. Beer, salty crisps and freshly-mown grass. Cricket club my dad used to play for when I was a nipper.
     
  14. Cigar smoke - Christmas as a kid
    Oh yeah, and I love the smell of napalm in the morning
     
  15. The smell of the sea of course...brings back tons of memories. But as I live in the midlands now, don't get much smell of the sea here!!
    (occasional shitehawk passes over, but he's on his way to the local tip!) :lol: :lol:
     
  16. Mmmmmmmmmmmm. Banana butties. Yummy! :p

    I should like, unreservedly, to apologise to Pinta for what was posted here a few minutes ago, which I have now removed.
     
  17. The smell of napalm in the morning.


    It smells of victory.



    Sorry, but someone had to say it :roll:
     
  18. Best perfume for women by far = Eternity. its basically the definition of sex in the air.

    Laura Bush could come up to me wearing that and as long as i didn't open my eyes, i couldn't care less, i'd shag her stupid.
     
  19. Erm...........
     
  20. (on a serious note)

    That weird smell I always get at some point in Spring that tells you Summer is nearly here
     

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