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  • an old stuffed unicorn that belonged to my cousin that was given to me for my 9th birthday
  • animals that grew when placed in a bowl filled with water
  • Blo-pens
  • bouncy balls
  • cheap ink stamps with Pokemon and other characters
  • Christmas decorations
  • cinnamon sticks
  • cleaning products
  • crayons
  • dusty sand in the playground
  • glue sticks
  • goma eva
  • hair detangler
  • highlighters
  • inflatable toys
  • L.'s mother's workshop
  • Le Sancy bar soap
  • Mother's Burberry perfume
  • my dad's office
  • my flowery cologne that I sprayed onto everything
  • my grandmother's silk handkerchiefs that my sister and I used for play
  • my grandmother's perfume and my grandfather's tobacco
  • my grandmother's rose-scented crucifix
  • my lunchbox
  • my mother's old wooden furniture and its brassy knobs
  • my mother's wardrobe - always secretly explored it
  • my rabbit, Pelusa
  • my school's auditorium
  • newborn puppies
  • Nintendo 64 cartridges
  • papiermache and the way it stank after a few days
  • plastic furniture
  • plastic toys
  • rubber duckies
  • Santillana textbooks
  • scented pens: popcorn-scented, apple-scented, grape-scented, blueberry-scented, bubblegum-scented, cinnamon-scented, cola-scented, mint-scented, and (bless its soul, because it had one) chocolate-scented
  • silicon
  • some old lady perfume that came in a blue bottle
  • stuffed animals (I can't be the only one who occasionally dug her nose into them)
  • stuffed classrooms full of kids - yes, there's a particular scent about them that is not like a group of adults' odour
  • sweaty boys in gym class
  • that blue sunscreen that has stained my bathroom door
  • the balls inside the ball pit
  • the basketball court at Auto Club
  • the "berries" L. and I picked to make "perfume"
  • the birdcage with the canaries that stood before the pool in the Auto Club
  • the bookshelf that "smells magical"
  • the chicken coop in my grandmother's cottage
  • the felted tips of markers
  • the inside of my school backpack and pencilcase
  • the inside of the bags used to collect sweets that fell from birthday piƱatas
  • the kind of paint that came out of a tipped end and was very thick
  • the kind of playing dough that comes in tubes
  • the mix of smells of dusty sand, salty sea-air and old wood in the Auto Club
  • the presents from the fairies
  • the radiator where my sister and I warmed our clothes before school
  • the robot costume my mum made for a kindergarden show, out of spray paint and cardboard
  • the scent of oldness (mothballs perhaps) in our family's hotel and in my great-grandmother's house
  • the scent that came from the TV after it had been turned off
  • those sticky things shaped like hands that you could paste onto walls
  • those fuzzy balls that came attached to hair ties or key rings
  • tupperware containers
  • wooden pencils and the residue left after they were sharpened
apr 30 2013 ∞
may 26 2013 +