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A couple of weeks ago I actually forgot to do a time travel for Tuesday… I mentioned that I would be open to suggestions…

So, today we are going to take one of those suggestions.

Jenny said,

” A smell that brings you back? (I know that when I put on Jergens’ lotion I am brought back to a little girl watching my mom put lotion on her hands)”

Thanks for the suggestion Jenny!

So how about it? Any smells that take you back to a different time and place?


My first smell is l’air de temps perfume!

My mother used to wear this all the time before she developed allergies that made her have a headache when she wears any fragrance (or really when anyone around her wears perfume… including me.. who forgets… then she has a headache… oops!) I digress. Anyway, I remember sitting by her and smelling that smell. It’s a good memory!


Another smell is Grey Flannel cologne!


(I’m not remembering perfume on purpose, it’s just they are easiest to identify. There are the smells you smell walking into school halls that take you back to fifth grade, or the smell of the soap in a bathroom that reminds you of junior high. The smell of chlorine takes me back to childhood vacations and hotels…)

The grey flannel smell memory isn’t great.

Matt had a ferret when we were dating and he was living in a dorm room in college.

He would bathe and then spray the grey flannel on this ferret! ICK.

Wet ferret and grey flannel = yuck.


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Horaayy..there are 17 comment(s) for me so far ;)


Homemade bread. Takes me back to childhood and mom baking homemade bread. Mmmmmmm.

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Klin wrote on March 17, 2008 - 10:49 pm

That is just so hilarious…Matt spraying his wet ferret with Grey Flannel! Hahaha! 😀

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Nancy Face wrote on March 18, 2008 - 1:30 am

That’s funny he would spray his ferret! This was a fun week!! Have a blessed Tuesday!

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Jodi wrote on March 18, 2008 - 6:02 am

I used to love l’air de temps perfume. There are so many people with allergies to perfumes anymore, so I rarely wear it.

Love the story of Matt and his wet ferret.

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yvonne wrote on March 18, 2008 - 8:31 am

That’s funny about the ferret!! I have the same problem with perfumes causing headaches now, but there were a couple I used to love.

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Barbara H. wrote on March 18, 2008 - 9:50 am

The ferret story made me LOL!!!
A flower shop (or the strong smell of flowers) makes me think of when my sister died. Sooooo many people sent flowers so the church smelt like them. Her grave.. My parents house… I couldn’t get away from it. Sad, I know.

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Tori :) wrote on March 18, 2008 - 10:21 am

OH MY GOODNESS, LOL Matt and the ferret.. LOL oh my..
great time travel.. Mine is up and posted now. stop by to travel with me.. also I have a movie meme going on.. there are still a few quotes from some movies that need someone to guess them right.. If you want to play along that is up also.

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KC wrote on March 18, 2008 - 10:22 am

thanks for the good laugh about the Ferret;)

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palmtreefanatic wrote on March 18, 2008 - 12:32 pm

Yum, nothing better than how a Ferret smells!!! 🙂 For some reason, one that just came to mind is cigarette smoke (? I know, weird huh?) because it reminds me of Las Vegas, and I love vacationing in LV :D.

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Whitney wrote on March 18, 2008 - 2:11 pm

My mom wore that perfume, too and then switched to Clinique Aeromatics Elixr when I was in college.

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Jill wrote on March 18, 2008 - 2:59 pm

Good Tuesday afternoon to you, Annie !

My favorite smells include Paul Sebastian cologne for men. A firefighter wore it when I was 24, and even 26 years later, the smell makes me want to wrap my arms around whoever is wearing it…
I also love bthe smell of apple pie in the oven, cinnamon sticks and orange peel simmering on the stove at the holidays…

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Loving Annie wrote on March 18, 2008 - 3:12 pm

That is so funny about the cologned ferret! Isn’t it funny how sights, sounds, places, certain songs…I guess so many things really, trigger specific memories?
Fun TTT!

Sheryl wrote on March 18, 2008 - 3:53 pm

This TTT made me think of two possibilities for future TTT – memories of our grandparents homes (several people mentioned scents that take them back to their grandparents homes) and our first bottle of perfume.

Sheryl wrote on March 18, 2008 - 4:06 pm

That grey flannel/ferret smell is hilarious!!!!!!!!! I think I died with laughter. Ok, I am alive again.

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Busy Bee Lauren wrote on March 18, 2008 - 6:49 pm

I posted a Time Travel 🙂

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Busy Bee Lauren wrote on March 18, 2008 - 7:42 pm

I was working on my Time Travel post this morning, then Lauren got in her accident, and I sort of lost my enthusiasm. 🙁

It was going to be about turkeys in the oven, Charlie cologne in junior high, orange blossoms in the back yard, and one of my all time favorite scents…Vicks Vaporub! Maybe I’ll still have to blog about Vicks sometime, haha! 😀

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Nancy Face wrote on March 18, 2008 - 9:50 pm

I love this one! There’s too many to think of!

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