26 Smells That’ll Bring Anyone Right Back To Their Childhood Days

There’s no denying that your five senses are key to nostalgia and memories. In particular, certain smells can transport you back to a specific time in your life without you even realizing until it happens. A cologne someone is wearing can remind you of a person you dated when you were a teen, the smell of a particular food can bring you back to your mom’s home cooking, the smell of certain school supplies can bring you right back to the 3rd grade all over again. It’s crazy how much memories are connected to scents–and, the people of Reddit shared some of the very particular smells that remind them of the “good old days” of their childhood. Truly, most of these are relatable and so, so ’90s.

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Written by Lex Gabrielle

A writer and teacher from New York City who fully supports messy buns and 3+ cups of coffee a day.