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    Red face Which scents/perfume that trigger your memory?

    A particular scents/fragrance can bring forth a rush of vivid memories

    such as a romantic place/moment that you spent with your partner?
    or even a smell of cookies/cake baking that remind you of spending the time with your grandparents when you were as a child?
    or a scent that bring you back in time to a place that you went for holiday?

    scents/perfumes that can trigger a happy, sad, joyful or other feeling moment within your past?

    so what are the scents/perfumes that trigger your memory each time you smell them again?
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    Slumberhouse Rume - reminds me of the holiday season as a child, particularly picking out ornaments at the local Hallmark store with my family. Cheesy...but true. It has that spicy, holiday potpourri smell.

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    Azzaro and Polo Green. These were the perfumes of my youth. They bring out so many memories.

    Unfortunately, both were reformulated. Polo only slightly. But Azzaro is now quite a different perfume.

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    Dunhill Edition. My dad.

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    One Man Show, Drakkar Noir, remind me of my childhood.
    Hilfiger and Le Male remind me high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sticky Threads View Post
    Dunhill Edition. My dad.
    My grandma #1 wore English Lavender by Atkinsons

    My Grandma #2 wore Joy de Patou

    My Grandpa #1 didn't wear any fragrance

    My Grandpa #2 didn't wear any frag either, but he smelled of pipe tobacco. Sweet pipe tobacco.

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    Pure oud oil
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Balafre - my wedding.

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    I sniffed Lone Star Memories and I didn't get Texas, I got London as a little boy in the 1960s: taxi smoke, cigarette smoke, chimney smoke. I loved it!

    Knize Ten is partly my grandfather, not because he wore scent but because he used some ancient formulation of Imperial Leather soap and K10 does that in the drydown.

    Jicky really reminds me of someone or somewhere but I can't quite chase it down. Bandit is a post-theatre crowd from a long time ago, spilling out onto a night-time pavement.

    This aspect of scent is the most magical for me. What else has the power to invoke such vivid, holographic memories?

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    Hugo by Hugo Boss reminds me of my teens.
    Eternity, Obsession and Fahrenheit remind me of my childhood.

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    Drakkar Noir was my sure fire powerhouse college scent. Giorgio Beverly Hills V.I.P. Special Reserve really did make me have to be the "one in a thousand" to wear it...still have to put it in a special place above anything else no matter what my favorites list says at any given moment.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Ck be reminds me of when I was in High School and I traded this kid across the street from me Micheal Jordan for it. Nautica Competition reminds me of right after I graduated Basic Training when I was wearing it and a female Drill Sergeant went around sniffing to see who had it on, lol!!! Romance, Obsession, and Boss no. 6 remind me of when I was stationed in Hawaii. Hugo by Hugo Boss and Emporio Armani reminds of AIT and this beautiful girl I was seeing in AZ (she went crazy over both). Hugo Boss in Motion reminds me of this girl I was dating in MD when I was here the first time (I met her when I bought it from her, she was an SA at the Macys). D&G Pour Homme, L'eau d' issey, and Le Male reminds me of when I was stationed in Fort Gordon, the start of my fragrance journey. I can remember spraying 8-10 sprays of each at different times, trying to get people to see how good I smelled IN THE SUMMERTIME, LOL!! I have learned quite a bit since then from this wonderful site called Basenotes. Nice Thread....
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    Clive Christian X
    Xerjoff Richwood
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Royal Oud
    Mona di Orio Oud
    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Tom Ford Patchouli Absolu
    Tom Ford Plum Japonais
    Aqua di Parma Colonia Leather

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    YSL L'Homme: My ex, she loved it as it was my signature scent, we broke up and though I owned it before I even knew her whenever I wear it, it triggers a memory of her (This is the reason that got me to owning multiple bottles, a gripe with a person can make you have a gripe with things associated with the person).

    Boss Bottled: Reminds me of my brother in his High School years back in 98...he owned a bottled then, I was 12-13 at the time.

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    Almost anything in my fragrance wardrobe. To be honest, most likely subconsciously, even the very recent releases I have purchased now my- in way way or another- somehow remind me of more or less similar scents released long before, but especially the memories, persons, sensations etc. associated with these scents.

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    Versace Blue Jeans - it reminds me of my childhood, I used to love it, now i can't stand it
    a lot of different Hugo Bosses - my father used to wear back in the day

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    Monsieur Rochas, Givenchy Gentleman and Equipage - my dad!
    Brummel and Patricks my childood.
    Paco Rabanne, Giorgio Vip, Quorum, Tenere and classic Gucci my youth...

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    Wow...for me it's every one of my top fragrances.. And that is one of the reason why I own them... For example l'instante extreme reminds me of being in the aria in Vegas and how awesome it is.. Pure havane reminds me of a summer night july in New Orleans.. Bois 1920 classic reminds me a cool summer Breeze in San Francisco.. Gucci pour homme 2 reminds me of the most beautiful 72 degree September day ...odin 01 being in control with a beautiful woman.. Chergui, my dad and how happy I was to see him when he came back from a business trip as a child.. Neroli portifino the old school Italian soap that my best friends parents had at their home when I was a child...

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    When I "first" smelled Le Troisieme Homme by Caron(blind buy based on reviews here), I instantly remembered seeing the box, on the nighstand of my uncle's house and the smell of my uncle, many years ago a -- memory I thought I didn't have, and yet I knew it happened but I instantly knew the smell. I literally couldn't have been more than 4 years old. That I love the scent now in spite of this memory proves how good the juice is, haha.

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    I've just learned this week that Polo's original formula must remind me of something bad. I haven't gotten the specific memory, but it illicits feelings of fear in me. I can guess what that would be about. This is the second time I've had this type of experience with scent. In both cases, it was an uncomfortable feeling that didn't give a specific memory. I had trauma in my past and have had repressed memories so I am assuming this is another instance of something in that vein. Makes me wonder whether I should keep sniffing to remember, or just leave that sleeping dog lie.

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    Default Re: Which scents/perfume that trigger your memory?

    360 Red..
    My girlfriend at the time loved it..
    She stole from me once but I am the forgiving type..
    A few months after that she lost her legs in a car crash..

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    Default Re: Which scents/perfume that trigger your memory?

    Armani Donna, the fresh crisp summer air of Kent countryside downed on me all of a sudden like a flashback, many years later on a bus in the middle of nowhere I suddenly felt this rush, a girl had just passed me by wearing this scent. That's why i love the evocative power of scents!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    360 Red..
    My girlfriend at the time loved it..
    She stole from me once but I am the forgiving type..
    A few months after that she lost her legs in a car crash..
    That's a tough memory Tony. Can I ask if you still wear the scent without problems / bad memory association?

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    Hugo Dark Blue - youth, first clubbings, indoor parties etc.

    Gucci Envy for Men - not a memory but more like a feeling, I feel special wearing it, I just love it and it's my No1

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    Gucci Rush my days in HS

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    When I smell Old Spice it reminds me of my dad. But the strongest memories are when I smell Drakkar Noir...instantly takes me back to when I was 19 and my GF bought me a bottle of this because she loved it so much. I always thought it smelt "mature" and didn't care much for it....and 20yrs later I still feel the same way!

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    My mother wore Jungle Gardenia, a powerhouse scent from fifty or more years ago.
    Anything gardenia-related reminds me of her.
    I wear Boutonnière No.7 sometimes because of the sweet reminder.
    “When you step back from stressing the parts,
    when the mind becomes still, the rose comes to you,
    unfolds in you in all her glory.
    The perfume invades you completely.
    The rose is you. You are one.”

    Jean Klein

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbz View Post
    When I smell Old Spice it reminds me of my dad. But the strongest memories are when I smell Drakkar Noir...instantly takes me back to when I was 19 and my GF bought me a bottle of this because she loved it so much. I always thought it smelt "mature" and didn't care much for it....and 20yrs later I still feel the same way!
    This.


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    Love and Luck - Reminds me of Spring Break in my pre-collecting years...good times.

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    Default Re: Which scents/perfume that trigger your memory?

    whenever I get a whiff if CK One, My head is immediately filled with the sounds of the early 90s: Nirvana, Blur, Green Day, The Pixies, Beastie Boys, REM, Oasis, Bjork, the list goes on and on.

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