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Every Millennial Will Immediately Recognize These 21 Elementary School Smells

The nose definitely knows.

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1. Livestrong bracelets — aka the empowering scent of elementary school activism:

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It was a sad, sad day when they eventually ripped.

4. Gushers — aka the intoxicating smell of lunchtime currency:

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They also might have had something to do with everyone's desire to eat Tide Pods.


5. Sunny D — aka the tangy scent of lunchtime jealousy:

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There was always one kid who drank it every single day and you're still filled with jealousy every time you inhale this nectar of the gods.

8. Goosebumps books — aka the soggy, musty smell of all your childhood fears:

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Halloween masks still freak you out, tbh.


21. And finally, grade school fads — aka the desperate smell of a fading fad just as you finally saved up enough money to actually buy in: