It’s back to school season and what better way to celebrate it than remembering scents that remind me of my elementary school days.
Check out the list after the jump.
1. Kisses scented beads!
We’d put these in our pencil cases, believing they’d multiply.
2. Pencil Shavings
The smell of newly sharpened pencils was something I looked forward to
during the beginning of the school year.
3. Scented Markers
I’m pretty sure we were one of the lucky ones who were able to get loads of these from our relatives in the US who would send balikbayan boxes. The real bonus here is submitting colored homework
that smells like Orange, Peach, Banana, Grapes, Cotton Candy and more! I don’t think our parents were that happy though. Our closets and walls became drawing boards.
4. Play Doh
Play Doh has a distinct scent compared to your typical flour and salt mixture. Just recently, Hasbroh, the owners of the Play Doh brand for the past 27 years, has recently been awarded a trademark for the scent.
It’s described as “a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.”
There you go. Our childhood trademarked.
5. Crayola Crayons
Did you know that the smell of Crayola crayons actually come from the beef fat that’s in the wax? In a 1982 study conducted by Yale University Professor William Cain, Crayola crayons were among the top 20 smells most frequently identified by subjects.
I used to love taking Elmer’s glue, spreading it on my palm, letting it dry then peeling it off in one sheet and it was your hand print!
Today, Elmer’s glue is making tons of $$$ not just from school projects that need some sticking together but from kids who want to make slime in their homes!
Do these scents remind you of your childhood school days, too?
If you have kids in high school and college, has this list changed for them?
Share your list with us by commenting below!