Smells can take you way back

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Smells can take you way back

Postby bob_honest » 20 Apr 2012, 17:40

Wife just collected the ID cards of a lot of colleagues and then made me fill the take-home lunchboxes, which we will later donate to her mother for "poor old people" (those being herself actually). While doing this I drop some damned squid-tofu stuff sauce on my finger. Sitting back in office I think about some work-related problem and unconsciously rub my nose with my finger, inevitably getting the squid smell in my nostrils.

And then the memory came back. That night 1998 in Havana, Cuba, the girls was called Lety or something, the Hotel was called Commodoro and I had picked her up in the "Three Fishhead Bar". Or it must have been named like that judging from how my fingers smelled...

Sigh, odors can take you back to sweet and distant memories....
........... what he said.
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Re: Smells can take you way back

Postby TainanCowboy » 20 Apr 2012, 17:50

Smells are very powerful on the memory.

Probably more powerful than sights or sounds.
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Re: Smells can take you way back

Postby baberenglish » 20 Apr 2012, 18:58

Try going to the traditional market on a hot day, all those scents will remind you of nasty, dirty women from all over the world.
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Re: Smells can take you way back

Postby Belgian Pie » 20 Apr 2012, 19:01

I still remember very lively the first time I stepped in dog poo as a child ...
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Re: Smells can take you way back

Postby tommy525 » 20 Apr 2012, 23:21

Eventually, you will lose your keen sense of smell if you live in Taiwan long enough and thats a good thing. NO , make that a Great thing :)
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Re: Smells can take you way back

Postby baberenglish » 21 Apr 2012, 08:25

for some reason, a lot of women are turned on by the smell of sweat on the back of your neck...that is, if you wash regularly. why is this?
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Re: Smells can take you way back

Postby Zla'od » 21 Apr 2012, 16:04

Napoleon to Josephine: "Back in three weeks. Don't wash."
“If a bodhisattva resides as a householder and there appears a woman who is clearly unbound to anyone, habituated to sexual indulgence, attracted to the bodhisattva and seeking sexual activities, the bodhisattva having seen this thinks, 'Do not make her mind upset, producing much misfortune. If she pursues her desire, she will obtain freedom. As expedient means [upaya] I will take her in and have her plant the roots for virtue, also having her abandon unwholesome karma. I will engage in impure activities [abrahma-carya] with a compassionate mind.' Even practising such defiled activities like this, there is nothing that is violated [precepts], and much merit will be produced." -- from the Yogācārabhūmi Śāstra

For even more saucy Buddhist scripture, see http://sdhammika.blogspot.tw/2010/08/st ... m-all.html
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Re: Smells can take you way back

Postby Belgian Pie » 21 Apr 2012, 16:37

baberenglish wrote:for some reason, a lot of women are turned on by the smell of sweat on the back of your neck...that is, if you wash regularly. why is this?


It's DOVE soap! :D
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