Smell is one of our most powerful senses and has significant links to memory. Any number of aromas can transport you back to days past, both good and bad.

If you could bottle or otherwise permanently preserve a smell for on-demand recall, what would it/they be?

Among my choices would be:

  • Fresh cut grass mixed with a hint of 2-stroke exhaust
  • Burning leaves
  • The scent of every vehicle I’ve ever owned
  • The perfume/lotion/whatever my wife was wearing when we first dated
  • My son as a newborn