Certain Smells Evoke Memories

@morgoodie (2710)
United States
May 18, 2018 4:55pm CST
The other day while I was working I had to get some tomatoes on the vine for an order. Most of the bunches of them had four tomatoes and the order only called for two, so I had to remove the tomatoes from the vine. If you have ever pulled a tomato from the vine, you know the vine has a certain smell to it. This smell immediately took me back to summers when I was a child and we would pick tomatoes from our garden. Call me weird, but I really like the smell of the tomato vines. Are there any smells that evoke certain memories for you? Are they good memories or bad? Feel free to share them here. Picture from Pixabay
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@Icydoll (24616)
• India
18 May
I like the smell of earth after it rained...I used to play in rain and enjoy preparing paper boats... We had tomatoes plants too..I know how that smells.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
18 May
Yes that is a good smell too. It smells clean and fresh after it rains. I also like the way the air smells when it rains on a really hot day. It has a metallic smell to it that I love. I was never good at making paper boats, hats, or even paper airplanes.
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
19 May
Smell of earth is something heavenly after the first rain of the season!
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@Icydoll (24616)
• India
19 May
@suni51 yeah it is
@suni51 (2989)
• India
19 May
I have good memories about plants and gardens. In fact I have been raised with large gardens around us as my father was an agricultural engineer and we lived in an open area with lot of land on our disposal. I still live on the outskirts of the metro with lawns on three sides of our house and lot of trees and plants. By the way we do have a couple of tomato plants too. I have tones of memories associated with plants and trees.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
19 May
We always had a garden in our backyard when I was growing up. My dad planted everything he could fit in there and when we harvested it, my mom would can or freeze a lot of it. We always had more than enough tomatoes and my dad would give buckets of them to the neighbors. I am glad you have such good memories of plants and trees.
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@suni51 (2989)
• India
20 May
My own camerawork
@morgoodie I still have trees and plants in my house laden with fruits mostly. As we are preparing to leave for Australia shortly so we have stopped growing vegetables for time being.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
20 May
@suni51 Those are some nice looking trees!!!
@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
19 May
It triggers when smelling familiar menus served on the table or cooking in the kitchen department.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
19 May
Yes certain foods will trigger some memories as well.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
20 May
@morgoodie I totally agree with you.
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
19 May
The smell of grass after it rained and the smell of the pages of a new book. Those scents remind me of my childhood.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
19 May
I love the smell of the pages of a new book or even an old book. They have such a good smell.
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@TRBRocks420 (82613)
• Banks, Oregon
18 May
Yes many smells like rain and, strawberries.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
19 May
Strawberries are a great smell. They make me think of early Summer when we would go pick strawberries or be at my Aunt and Uncle's house and go pick the wild strawberries that grew in the woods around their house.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
20 May
I love the smell of lilac blossom because it reminds me of when I was little. We had it in our garden and it smelt beautiful .. it makes me think of my mum as she used to pick it and put it in a vase in the house,
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
20 May
There is a lilac bush next to my driveway. I like the smell of them, but with my allergies I can't have flowers in the house.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
21 May
@morgoodie That's a shame, they give off such a lovely fragrance. Recently my eyes have started to water and sting so I wonder if I have developed some sort of allergy. It's most uncomfortable and seems to be every day.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
22 May
@sprite1950 That is a possibility. I know my allergies have gotten worse as I have gotten older. I have even developed asthma in the last couple of years.
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@nela13 (8285)
• Portugal
29 May
I like that smell too, I still have tomatos in my back yard and I have many good memories related with my childhood as I was raised in a farm. I hope one day my kids will have these memories as well.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
29 May
I am sure they will have many good memories that are the same or similar. My parents were both raised on a farm. It is probably why we had such a huge garden. It took up most of the back yard and my dad used every last inch of it to grow just about everything.
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@nela13 (8285)
• Portugal
29 May
@morgoodie my kids help us to collect strawberries, blueberries, tomatos and all those goodies, so I believe they will have good memories related with some smells.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
29 May
@nela13 I love fresh picked strawberries. They are so sweet and juicy!!
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
25 May
Definitely we all go back to our childhood when we experience certain smells be it flowers and plants or cooked dishes.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
25 May
Yes we sure do. They are good memories too.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
26 May
@morgoodie Yes,and often make us wish we can go back at least once in a while.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
26 May
@silvermist I know I sometimes want to go back. Things seemed so much easier back then, but it probably wouldn't be the same to go back now.
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@marlina (77856)
• Canada
3 Jun
I must be weird too then as I love to touch a tomato vine. Reminds me of summer too. And even more basil!
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
3 Jun
They have a nice texture to them and I just love the smell. Basil is a great smell too. Fresh dill is another one that brings back memories. We used to grow it in our garden and my mom would can dill pickles.
@id_peace (7634)
• Singapore
29 May
Whenever I smell tomato sauces, I will think of red sauce with pasta.
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
29 May
Mmmm...that's a yummy smell.
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@kepweng (18584)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
22 May
do u Eat tomatoec SEEDS??
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@morgoodie (2710)
• United States
22 May
I eat the seeds that are in the tomatoes.
@porwest (7368)
• United States
26 May
All kinds of things evoke memories, but as for a particular smell, nothing comes immediately to mind.
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