THAT SCENT

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@Kandae11 (40358)
July 22, 2017 10:47am CST
The scent of a cologne can revive painful as well as pleasant memories. Painful especially if the particular cologne was the favorite of someone special in your life who turned out to be not so special after all. My ex favored 'Aramis' - and years after our beak-up the scent of that cologne left me with a bad feeling. Years ago my favorite was 'Anais Anais' - a scent which brings back pleasant memories of when I was very young and carefree. Do you have a favorite perfume? Talking about scents - What is your favorite scent first thing in the morning ? Could be the aroma of coffee , the smell of wood smoke in the distance, the scent of the earth after an early morning downpour of rain - or even the smell of your neighbor's sizzling breakfast bacon. What scent would give you a bright start to your day.
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@FourWalls (15833)
• United States
22 Jul 17
Perfume? None. I am extremely allergic to perfume, to the point where I have to move if someone wearing perfume is seated near me in a restaurant. People wear it as if they're masking the fact that they haven't had a bath in 43 years. My favorite scent in the morning is vanilla caramel tea. It has such a terrific fragrance and tastes as good as it smells!
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@andriaperry (61334)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Jul 17
Yeah I cannot breathe the perfume bathers either. Gives me such a bad headache.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Some people do tend to overdo it - worse yet if the perfume smells obviously cheap. I like the scent of Earl Grey tea as well as coffee in the percolator.
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• United States
22 Jul 17
The smell of coffee brewing is my favorite aroma in the mornings. There was a girl I worked with who wore the worst perfume in the world and every time she would come near my desk I would sneeze and sneeze and all I know it was some sort of musk.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Musk is a very complicated scent - it seems to smell different on different people. Did she notice the effect she had on you?
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• United States
26 Jul 17
@Kandae11 No I don't think she noticed as she wore it all the time. Thankfully her desk wasn't near mine and she only had to come into my area a few times a day.
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26 Jul 17
@jobelbojel (8684)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
Not my favorite though but whenever I wake up at 4am, I can smell the burning garlic and the smell of the bread in the nearby bakery.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
I would love the smell of baking bread waking me up - but not the burnt garlic.
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• Philippines
22 Jul 17
@Kandae11 the burnt garlic is unusual early in the morning. If the student from the other room wakes up early.
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@shikharava (1851)
22 Jul 17
The smell of the lavender incense reminds me of my home. I pretty much miss them right now because I'm away from home. And here in Moscow, it's the smell of the fresh bread that makes my day. There's a bakery nearby where I'm living now. It's good.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
I love the smell of freshly baked bread. I think the girl in the picture I used has lavender blooms in her hands.
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22 Jul 17
@Kandae11 she does, indeed. And that's what reminded me of my home.
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• United States
22 Jul 17
Coco by Chanel is my fav. Other than that I like Thai incense or lemongrass.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
I make tea with lemongrass (which grows in my yard). It has a beautiful aroma.
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• United States
22 Jul 17
@Kandae11 So nice that you have it growing fresh.
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@LadyDuck (182819)
• Switzerland
22 Jul 17
First thing in the morning my favorite is the aroma of coffee. My favorite perfume was Chamade by Guerlain.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Just the scent of coffee can satisfy me sometimes.
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@LadyDuck (182819)
• Switzerland
23 Jul 17
@Kandae11 This is what I need first thing in the morning.
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@marguicha (104049)
• Chile
22 Jul 17
You are so right about memories associated with perfumes. I still have the perfume my late husband gave. I use it for special family occations. My new favorite, only associated with my own personal growth, is Paloma Picasso. I also use cologne in summer (4711) to refresh me.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
That perfume would be a treasure, a very nice reminder.
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@marguicha (104049)
• Chile
22 Jul 17
@Kandae11 It is. It is discontinued, so I have to make it last all my life.
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@jstory07 (71338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Jul 17
I like the scent of air fresheners. My favorite is bright berries which i like black berry, blueberry and raspberries.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Yes, those are very refreshing scents.
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@JudyEv (137303)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Jul 17
Some scents do bring back memories but not too many. Newly baked bread would be a favourite of mine.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Newly baked bread for sure.
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@Corbin5 (119665)
• United States
22 Jul 17
I think I remember high school and college when I smell Brute cologne for me. I think all the guys wore it. My favorite perfume is Estee Lauder's 'Beautiful.' However, my husband loves Bulgari and he keeps buying it for every occasion and I wear it most of the time since I have too much.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Yes, I remember Brut well. Bulgari is a well known fragrance first introduced in 1994 and the unisex fragrance in 1998.
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@quantum2020 (10027)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
22 Jul 17
My favorite scent is those of a tree that is on my way to the subway station. It smells nice during the morning hours
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Yes ,nature smells could be lovely in the early morning.
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@prashu228 (25516)
• India
22 Jul 17
It's always smell of the breakfast and tea in the morning ..my own of course not neighbors..lol..I use deodorant , no scent. Nike deos are my favorite
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
The smell of a nice breakfast can put one in a great mood.
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• Richfield, Utah
22 Jul 17
Anytime I smell Old Spice cologne, im always reminded of my old high school boyfriend, cause that's what he wore. Funny how certain smells can take you back or be a trigger
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
They definitely do. I remember Old Spice very well.
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@andriaperry (61334)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Jul 17
I do have memories of good smelling colognes. I do have a favorite scent for me to wear. Coffee is the only thing I wanna smell in the mornings.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Coffee, teas and nice outdoor smells.
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@kritis (651)
• India
23 Jul 17
Rose scent I loved it...plus one cup of strong hot coffee early morning in the garden...my favourite aroma...
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@Kandae11 (40358)
24 Jul 17
Coffee definitely.
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@kritis (651)
• India
24 Jul 17
@Kandae11 yaa I am having one...come join us...
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@Kandae11 (40358)
24 Jul 17
@kritis Thanks for the invite - I'll imagine I am there.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Jul 17
I'm not sure but I love the smell of coffee perking.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
23 Jul 17
That is one of my favorite smells.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jul 17
@Kandae11 It smelled even better when we perked coffee in a coffee pot on the stove.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
24 Jul 17
@RubyHawk I can just imagine.
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
22 Jul 17
The smell of garlic--fried garlic :D
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@Kandae11 (40358)
22 Jul 17
Garlic, along with something else?
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@Lucky15 (33687)
• Philippines
23 Jul 17
@Kandae11 when we cooked breakfast, and most of us are having fried rice, that smell of garlic
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@Kandae11 (40358)
23 Jul 17
@Lucky15 Yes, it would go well with fried rice.
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@BelleStarr (39858)
• United States
26 Jul 17
The smell of fresh coffee followed by bacon is probably my favorite morning smells.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
26 Jul 17
Fresh coffee, yes.
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@BelleStarr (39858)
• United States
26 Jul 17
@Kandae11 I love that smell at any time of the day lol
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@velvet53 (17720)
• Palisade, Colorado
25 Jul 17
The smell of rain would be my first and if that wasn't possibe the smell of coffee brewing.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
26 Jul 17
The smell of coffee brewing is one of my favorites.
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@velvet53 (17720)
• Palisade, Colorado
28 Jul 17
@Kandae11 Oh yes, mine too.
@1hopefulman (33687)
• Canada
24 Jul 17
1hopefulman
I don't really have a memory for perfumes and colognes but do like the smell of some. I really like the smell of some fruits like nectarines or peaches. When I go for a walk and smell lilacs, that always gets my attention.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
26 Jul 17
Lovely photo and lovely scent choices.
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@1hopefulman (33687)
• Canada
26 Jul 17
@Kandae11 Thank you! Today I was near my tomato plants and they also give off a nice scent.
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