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    Default A scent that reminds of your youth?

    Watching the documentary about perfume on the BBC and I am inspired to find a scent that can re-kindle a divine scent from my childhood.
    Do you remember the beautiful summer mornings, gentle breeze and the smell of fresh cut grass combined with the wonderful morning air. This I really desire from a fragrance.
    Is there any such fragrance?

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    Default Re: A scent that reminds of your youth?

    Yes, l know that smell.

    Annick Goutal's Le Chevrefeuille conjures up that scene for me. lt's a honeysuckle fragrance, but has the lemony freshness & sunshine of a beautiful summer morning, just as you describe.
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    For me it's Aramis Life a fantastic fragrance......which I don't have. Well not yet anyway

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    There are some fragrances which would remind me of my youth, but none so far to remind me about happy childhood moments

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    For me, specific fragrances like Aspen, Preferred Stock, Polo Sport, and Chrome all remind me of my youth, but in strata, marking different time periods like Middle School, High School, etc. and most of those carry for me the mixed feelings of nostalgia and the intense anxiety and awkwardness that marked those years. And, of course, those fragrances feel very dated to me, and so I am ambivalent toward them and don't care to wear them or really even smell them very often.

    However, my childhood home was in the woods and so earthy notes of vetiver, woods, and green notes actually bring that comfort and memories of beautiful summer days, and so I can enjoy wisps of those feelings through many different fragrances.
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    Vintage Diorissimo would have done: fresh, greenish, muguet, like a carefree, happy morning. Unfortunately, it has been badly damaged by reformulations.

    Perhaps there's something among green florals; Silences by Jacomo, Metal by Paco Rabanne, and especially Chamade by Guerlain.

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    Brut - don't wear it or have it but the fragrance and smell reminds me of my youth.

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    Anything with dominant pine reminds me of real Christmas trees and family Christmas.

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    Stetson

    I legitimately wore Stetson for years and years growing up. Now, I can't believe I chose that (but I'm glad I did).
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    Any fragrance with birch tar brings back memories of warm summers and the smell of creosoted wood fences.

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    Nautica Competition (It was my first signature scent)
    Coty Musk
    Coty Aspen
    Preferred Stock
    Tommy Hilfiger
    Polo Sport
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    I grew up amongst fruit and boxes. A chypre and gourmand always go down well, (say Italian Cypress and Frapin 1270). And due to childhood visits to Greek church, I crave incense in any form, (say Bois D' Encense). I have been known to stray off my intended course while walking just to catch it on others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Brut - don't wear it or have it but the fragrance and smell reminds me of my youth.
    I actually wore my Grandfather's Brut when I was around 13 years old to school. How awful that memory is. However, I thought it was the best stuff out till my mother bought me Polo Sport to replace my Brut habit.

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    Maitresse by Agent Provocateur reminds me of some scented drawer liners I had as a little girl. It is so nostalgic, I actually own a bottle. It is definitely not a "sexy" scent to me!

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    I had a tiny doll from Avon which smelt of Lily of the Valley so Diorissimo or other LotV scent but more accurate and happier associations would be saddlery, saddle soap, hay, straw, horse (sweaty or otherwise), metal bits and stirrups, stables (horse dung n urine). I spent some of the happiest times of my life in stables and around horses and farm animals

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    Green Irish Tweed - the similarity to Cool Water evokes high school to me, a time when I quite enjoyed a bottle of CW my dad gave me. Glad I discovered GIT, which to my nose seems slightly less "artificial" than CW, but still embodies the characteristics of it that I enjoy(ed).

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    Default Re: A scent that reminds of your youth?



    and OLD SPICE and JUCHTEN

    All on the German bathroom shelf.
    There are no answers, only choices. (Stanislav Lem)

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    valentino ocean rain - wet grove, black sea
    piper nigrum - imroz island in the summer
    molinard fleur de figuier , philosykos - small scent memories. green and misty.
    pino silvestre - the fragrance of half the grooming adults, when I was a kid.

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    My father used Brut and Old spice in my youth and I would borrow his which I usually over applied not knowing any better.

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    Jovan Musk for Men was one of my first colognes, thanks to my father. He also used Quorum, Jazz, and Lacoste Original in my youth which later on were handed down to me, his first-born son. :-D

    Jovan Musk was the bomb that time. One of my classmates wore it (he even sprayed his comb), my barber complimented me ("your cologne smells good and refined."), and it was extremely long-lasting. I couldn't afford colognes back then, so all my father's old bottles were given to me once he got new ones: Drakkar, Cool Water, and Aspen to name a few.

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    Default Re: A scent that reminds of your youth?

    vintage, Canoe by Dana - couldn't get through pubescent overdrive without it ...

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    Tabu still smells like it did when I doused myself in my mother's perfume. Also, Love's Baby Soft was the first perfume I bought for myself. A few years later I bought myself a bottle of Armani - the men's version with the greenish liquid.

    Also, the smell of Play-Doh, which I was delighted to find in a bottle in Christopher Brosius's shop in Brooklyn. That totally took me back.

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    Tommy Hilfiger "Freedom" I think I went through at least 5 large bottles of this during my junior high and high school years.
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    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
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    Just two, White Shoulders, and Evening in Paris...They were worn by my Mother. Evening in Paris, in the dark blue bottle, always brings back memories..of course they don't have it anymore, but still smell it in my memory bank. And White Shoulders, this was the special, dress up perfume of my Mother. Still can capture those scents!

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    Fleur du Corail.

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    +1 Tommy Hilfiger

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    joop and diesel ftw

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    for me its bijan men

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    Baque by Slumberhouse. It takes me back to the pipe tobacco my uncles used to smoke at Christmas.

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    Probably Evening In Paris and Old Spice.

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    Baby Blue Jeans by Versace. I lived in Venezuela and it reminds me of weekend nights with my friends, this was about when I was 11 and my dad bought me my first cologne!

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    A&f fierce, was the only cologne guys would wear, and it permeates every mall In the area.

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