With summer on it’s way the air is filled with sweet smells of honeysuckle & freshly cut grass. I smelled this honeysuckle as I was walking today & was flooded with wonderful summertime memories.
There is a reason for this. Scent, memory & emotion are related positionally in the brain which helps explain the sensations that are triggered from particular smells. The more often a smell & emotion are related the stronger this reaction can be. It’s interesting to know that people who have damage to their memory often lose their sense of smell.
What smells trigger wonderful memories for you? Intentionally surround yourself with these smells from time to time for a blast to the past.