I think we all know that certain scents trigger memories. Certain foods cooking, cinnamon, grandmother’s perfume, lilacs, even Aquanet hairspray (think 1980s big hair days), but how about dishwashing liquid? I got out a new bottle of Palmolive dishwashing liquid last week—soft touch aloe (for dry skin)—and went into some kind of reverie. What was it about the smell? Clean and sweet, not overpowering. The scent makes me pause and breathe in deeply, so I think it must be tweaking some kind of forgotten memory. Maybe I’ll figure it out, but I sure am enjoying washing the pots and pans these days!
Meanwhile, the lilacs are blooming, and I know what memories those trigger. Do you have scented memories?