The smells from the 60s and 70s we'll never forget

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A certain smell can take you right back to a particular moment in a second. Tonight let’s reminisce about the scents from our childhoods that are still so fresh in our minds. Which can you remember really fondly?

 

The smell of opening one of old foil Polaroid cartridges

Sweet and chemical, plus the instant gratification rush that comes with knowing you’re about to take some Polaroid pictures!

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Tanning oil that smells like coconuts and summer

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Taft hairspray taft

Hubba Bubba hubba babba

A phone book in a hot phone booth phone book

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Leaded petrol leaded

Stale cigarettes and the smell of the old pubcigs

Felt markers
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Fresh wood shavings
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Vicks VapoRub vicks

Moth ballsoldmothballs

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L’Air du Tempsnina

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Arpege arpege

Old Spiceoldspice

Lip Smackers
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The smell of marijuana in the air

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Ink on paper

The spirit duplicator was a cheap way to print a pop quiz, and even more popular with students, who couldn’t resist sniffing the sweetly toxic Ditto fluid smell.

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Aramis

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Library card catalogues

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Homemade food by mum

The 1970s smelled like food which was homemade. There were always great smells coming from our kitchen like bread, pies and cakes

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Smell of clean sheets line dried

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Pot pourri

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Scratch n sniff stickers

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Chalk on dusters and the chalkboard

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Perms

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Old TVs and radios that were filled with tubes instead of transistors

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The smell of real linoleum

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Strawberry Shortcake

She had that sickly sweet strawberry smell!

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Real Christmas trees

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