Take Time To Smell The Roses

Bloganuary Day 16

Today’s Prompt: Do you have a memory that’s linked to a smell?

I have many but there is one memory that always comes to mind first when someone asks that question. Part of my job is requires conducting market research and I sometimes ask consumer’s that question as well. Fragrance is linked to so many memories for all of us and can be a powerful motivator to buy or to continue using a product.

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The memory I most often associate with a fragrance is that of my maternal grandmother sitting at her dressing table and removing her make-up using Pond’s Cold Cream. The cream had a distinctive rose note in the fragrance and her bedroom would be filled with it. In my memory I was standing at her bedroom door and watching her. I don’t remember anything before or after that moment. I lived with my grandparents for 6 months before she passed on. I was only 6 at the time so I don’t have very many memories of her but this memory really stands out in my mind for some reason. Funnily enough, Pond’s is one of the brand’s I work on today and the brand that is closest to my heart. We currently have a beautiful cleansing balm that is a modern version of our iconic cold cream and it also has a beautiful rose note in the fragrance. I always think of my gran when I open a jar.

What memory stands out most for you that relates to a smell? Let me know in the comments. Bye for now.


Author: groundedafrican

Proudly South African mum to a bright and gorgeous young human. Employee. Life Coach in the making. Blogger. Fascinated with and passionate about people and helping them grow.

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