Scents and smells from childhood no more .... What are your memories?

United States
April 8, 2008 8:07pm CST
When I was young, I remember smelling the scent of orange blossoms as there were orange trees all around the neighborhood that I lived in. Today, most of the orange trees in the County of Orange, Calfornia have been replaced by freeways, roads, houses, business districts and shopping malls. I am wondering if there are things that you remembered smelling in your area when you were younger that you do not smell at all now?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I miss the smell of the farm and an only get that smell if I go back to the place I smelt them for there are no farmes around here. and flowers used to smell good very hard to find any that have a sent now even th4e roses ya have to get right on them to smell them.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
12 Apr 08
roses - my rose bush
I dont know about that I pick roses for he color and I have 3 that are blooming. here is a pic of one and this years it has some red roses in with the pink dont know how that hapened
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• United States
13 Apr 08
Very pretty roses, thanks for sharing them with me...The next best thing to getting them in real life !!!:)
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Apr 08
your welcome and I just dont seem to get tehn to ya in real life arms aint long enough!
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
11 Apr 08
Yes, I remember some scents from my childhood...some of them I can't really place. Sometimes I get a whiff of a similar scent and before I try to figure out where it's coming from and how I remember it, it's gone. But I remember the scent of an eraser that I had..lol and a special arabic dish that my mother would make. And the smell of the desert (I grew up in the Middle East)...and lol...the smell of my water bottle that I took one year of kindergarten! It's years since I've been to the place that I grew up at. But I used to spend my vacations in India...and I miss all the smells that I experienced there during harvest time. We don't have the paddy fields anymore...and so there's no harvesting...so no fresh cowdung smearing...and no separating the grain....and no cooking it to separate the husk...nothing's there anymore.
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• United States
11 Apr 08
You miss a lot of smells from the past, ones that I have never had the pleasure of smelling. It is sad sometimes that the past becomes the present when these memories are left behind yet it is good to be alive to savor these memories.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
9 Apr 08
there are many i guess. in taht house where i lived there were lily flowers taht i loved so much the mild smell. there is one lavender dew soap i liked taht time. now that is no more available there.
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• United States
11 Apr 08
Ah, the smell of lilies and of lavender... sorry that it has drifted away. I wish you nice scents now.
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@voldo29 (103)
• Australia
9 Apr 08
Yes when i was about 5 when i still lived in Morayfield, there was mango trees everywhere(the good kind, the ones that dont stink). Now we have moved and live right next to a main road and all i smell are car fumes. I miss the mangos hugely.
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• United States
13 Apr 08
Ah the smell of mango trees... something that I have never smelled but as the fruits are sweet, I am imagining what they must have smelled like to you. I am sorry about the car fumes.
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@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Apr 08
take me back to 'south dakota and the farm and the scents of Lilacs and honeysuckle and apple trees in bloom those heavenly scents from home. oh we have orange trees here and jasmine and gardenias as its southern california but those other scents were the sc ents of my child hood.