There are certain smells that trigger the memory and take me back. Doesn’t mean it’s always a good memory. But, a memory, no less. And they are…

Final Net hairspray

Baby powder

A crisp dollar bill

A candle that has just been blown out


Obsession cologne

Seabreeze astringent

Rubber cement

A neighbor’s grill

My grandmother’s home

A dry-erase marker

The orange sawdust-like stuff used in schools when students got sick

Vick’s vapor rub

Cookies in the oven

A wet bathing suit

Puppy breath

Movie popcorn

Baby shampoo