Tuesday, April 13, 2010
They say that scent is the strongest scent tied to memory and I think I agree. I am not sure why but the other day out of the blue a body spray/perfume I used to wear in middle school popped into my mind. It was called Gingham Heartland from Bath and Body Works. My best friend and I both wore it and all the "cool" girls did too. I remember when I ran out my aunt bought me another bottle for my birthday.
Earlier in middle school, I wore Sunflowers. My other best friend turned me on to that one. And my little sister tried it out too so to this day the smell holds memories for me and I actually still have a bottle with a few drops left from a shopping trip not too long ago. In high school my boyfriend wore Polo Sport and to this day that smell takes me back a bit. During that time I wore Ralph Lauren Romance and love it still. On my wedding day I was into SJP's Lovely and the scent can transport me in an instant back to that day--it almost gives me butterflies.
Isn't it so neat how these simple things can teleport you back to a time and place? I'd give anything to find a bottle of Heartland somewhere(apparently I'm not the only one--bottles sell near $100 on ebay!)...I just know it'd bring back the fun days I spent with my buddy. I'm on the hunt for a new scent and it is fun to think that one day the notes will take me back to this time in my life. Do you have a scent that takes you back? I'd love to know!