I just had the weirdest thing happen. I have a good nose, I don't smoke and I don't drink coffee everyday so my nose and taste buds are usually very good about picking out scents and flavors. I am kind of like a bloodhound in that way. Anywho.
I just lit a stick of incense that I found laying around my apartment and it was an identical smell to an incense I used to love during the second year I was in college when I shared an apartment with a couple of my friends. Instantly, I was transported back to a string of memories that all had to do with that smell and my room in that apartment. It was so strange, as soon as I got a whiff of it, I was back in the Fall of 2000. Very strange.
This happens to me sometimes but I am always amazed at how vivid the memories are just because of a smell. I keep a mental list of all of the smells that do this:
Berry Body Wash from Bath and Body Works
Bacon and coffee mixed
New Car Smell
Apple candles from Eye of the World near the Co-op
Lucky Strike cigarettes
The smell of my grandpa, which smells like Old Spice, sweat, and...my grandpa. I smell it on my pillow sometimes and it is weird.
Magic card smell
Brush fire smell