A Scent of Nostalgia: 6 Smells We Miss

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By Glam Editors November 25, 2013

A Bag Full of Halloween Candy

Chocolates, gummies, suckers, and more—there wasn’t a better feeling than walking home with a bag full of sweets after an evening of trick-or-treating, the sugary scent of our treasure trailing behind us. The joy, the pride in our accomplishments—when was the last time something so small made us so excited?

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

Remember opening your brown paper lunch bag to find…oh, man, another PB&J!? They may not have been your favorite, but they were a reminder that you were taken care of. We can’t smell the sweet, salty treat without remembering those lovingly packed sandwiches from our childhood and the feeling of being cherished that came along with them.

Scented Markers and Pens

The most important homework and study project called for our top tools—smelly pens and markers. These fruit-scented sensations went hand in hand with feelings of diligence and pride in our creative handiwork.

Thanksgiving Morning...

Ah, the perks of Thanksgiving break. Sleeping in late and waking up to—sigh—the smell of delicious home cooking wafting from the kitchen. Back then, before real-life responsibilities, the adults did the cooking and the kids assisted. It made us feel at ease and valued.

Chalkboards

The quintessential scent of school days past, chalkboards remind us of long afternoons in the classroom. How can we forget the anxiety felt when called up front to answer a problem on the board—chalk in hand, the dusty smell of the board filling our nostrils, and the eyes of the whole class on our back. No pressure!

...and Christmas Morning

Weren’t holidays great when wonderful aromas were already in the air by the time you got out of bed? It truly set the magical mood of the day. There was something special about opening presents with a cup of cocoa while the deliciously fragrant Christmas meal cooked.
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