Lea: What are you smelling right now?
Shaun: Pine trees
Shaun collects and connects his memories with smells. He says it aloud, but I think we all do it.
Cool, humid hill air missed with diesel fumes
My strongest smell connection is a mix of cool & humid mountain air mixed with diesel fumes. That reminds me of the place I loved the most whole growing up – Shimla. Every time I walk past a delivery lorry spewing half burnt diesel fumes just after it has rained, I’m immediately flung to Shimla in the 90s.
There are more smells connected to memories, but this one is the strongest, and the most unique.