Fragrant related memories of family members are some of my favorite moments with scents.
Today, I was shopping at the mall with my 9 year old niece. We went to a huge discount mall that I would never go to and spent all afternoon trying on clothes (you have no idea how many Hannah Montana inspired clothes are out in the marketplace...jeez!), shopping for fake nails (!?) and generally 'doing the mall'.
Of course, this particular mall had about 5 or 6 discount perfumeries. I couldn't help it, I stopped into two of them - ended up seeing a few things that caught my eye.
My point is: Just as I was about to leave the last one, I saw a HUGE bottle of British Sterling on the bottom row. My father used to wear BS all of the time when I was growing up. I opened up the box (it was unsealed) and inhaled the scent. Of course, just like you mentioned Indie, the memories came flooding in my mind. I left the shop with a smile, thinking of my wonderful Dad.
OH - and BTW Indie, Givenchy re-released MdG this year with a few other scents (Xeryus, Organza Indecence, etc) with brand new packaging - minus the tacky cap: