Have you ever been out in the world minding your own business and suddenly a scent crosses your path and you are immediately transported to another place and another time in your life? That happened to me today! I was out jogging, minding my own business – thinking about nothing much and letting my mind wander when I crossed in front of a house where someone was burning incense. Wham! It was only for a few steps, but there it was and instantly I was back in college. When I was back at Michigan State (particularly freshman and sophomore years), I went through a bit of a hippy-dippy phase. I was a vegetarian, wore Birkenstocks, covered myself in flannel, and, of course, burned incense. Like I said, I could only smell it for a few steps and then I was passed the house, but I was filled with feelings of happiness, relaxation and, just a bit of nostalgia.
Any of you have scents that are closely connected to a memory or time in your life?