/ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5
This morning, I woke up to the smell of something familiar. I couldn't explain at first what it was. It smelled like after rain, mixed with cold morning breeze and something else. It's not just the smell but I felt something familiar. And then then I realised later it was the exact smell of my many mornings when I was preparing to go to school on a rainy day. I'm talking about something that transpired a dozen years ago. I sat for a moment and several memories related to those days flooded back to me. A real nostalgic trip.
Have you ever had this? You smell something and it takes you somewhere back in time with a related memory to it? Is it so strong that you can actually feel how you were at that moment?
“Scent is the strongest link to memory and can stimulate natural development of deficient chemicals in the brain. When people smell things, they are linked immediately and unconsciously to the past,” - Jackie Farnell (aromatherapist successful at helping people with Alzheimer’s in long-term care facilities with their appetite loss and aggressive behavior).