These Items Are Nearly Extinct Today, But Will Definitely Bring Back Memories.
Shaylynn Totolo 4/20/2016
The second you smell something familiar, it takes your right back to a certain time in your life. So, how is it that these super familiar smells are fading away?
They say that smell is the strongest link to a memory. A cologne your high school boyfriend wore, the smell of your grandmothers house, a favorite food or drink from childhood. They all take you right back to that special time in your life. Take one last whiff, because these familiar smells though, are slowly fading away...
Aww, the smell of school. If chalk dust doesn't take you right bak to elementary school, I don't know what does. Now replaced with white boards, the less messy solution.
Honestly, when was the last time you used a phone book? Thanks to the internet, phone books are near extinct.
You always knew that fall was coming to a close, and winter was around the corner when you smelled that oh so familiar scent of burning leaves in the air. Open burning laws introduced in the 80's have taken over though, and leaf burning has all but come to an end.
Reducing the sulfur in diesel has completely changed that familiar school bus and semi-truck smell. You always knew when the bus was coming by that distinct odor, as well as that thick black smoke.
Old TV's and radios had a very strong "warm" engine smell when they got up and running. The dust that ended up resting on the machine also created a bit of a burning smell. Awe, the good ol days.
In the 1990's the magic marker had a very different scent than it does now. The markers had a distinct and toxic smell when inhaled, and has since been replaced by a more alcohol, and less fragrant inks.
These old machines printed with a very specific ink. The ink is hardly sold anymore, likely because the machines are rarely used these days. That specific smell though will take you right back to the classroom.
Unfortunately, Polaroid stopped making their instant film in 2008. That sweet smell is often thought of as the official smell of photography, thanks to the popularity of the camera back in the day.
Topps Cards With Bubble Gum
These collectors cards always came with the sweet smell of rock hard bubble gum. Since they are now used more by collectors, than by kiddos, the gum has been eliminated.
That sulfur smell from a cap gun is one that I will never forget from playing in the backyard as a child. Obviously, safety has become a bit more of an issue these days, and those caps are rarely played with. Thankfully.
The Smell Of Childhood
There is something so sweet about smelling something from childhood. The oh so familiar scent of a crayon, or Play Doh, the smell of a baby in your arms. Thankfully, those things are here to stay!