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Friday, July 24, 2009


Scent is a very powerful trigger that can allow memories to flash in a matter of seconds. If the scent is familiar, the mind recalls those moments where the scent took place - sometimes good and sometimes bad - and they’re often memorable.

There’ll be a time where a scent (most often from a person) is embedded in a piece of clothing. A t-shirt is the most common. You can recall the time you spent together, no matter how short the period was. The particles shift around in the fabric’s fibres and make their way onto your skin and you feel like you and that other person are one.

You don’t even want to launder the shirt, fearing the scent will disappear in the wash. As crazy as it sounds, it makes perfect sense to someone holding onto a moment. Inevitably, you have to launder the article of clothing because the scent won’t last forever, but the appearance of moths is a possibility.

But the second you can remember the scent, those memories will come back.


Blogger JUSTIN said...

Agreed. Every time I hung out with the date I was dating, I could smell him on my clothes. Sigh.

July 25, 2009 6:58 pm  

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