23. Inflatable Play Places
They were so fun that the lingering smell of socks and old ropes was easy to ignore.
22. Hot School Lunch
21. Pencil Shavings
20. School Bus Seats
19. Finger Paints
Smelled like uninhibited artistic expression brought on by the childhood abandonment of societal norms of taste and culture.
18. Thermal Lunchboxes
17. Bouncing Balls
16. Petting Zoos
So bad it was good? The aroma of adorable animals and their hay- and wood shaving-lined pens was one you "got used to" in no time!
15. Plastic Dolls and Their Plastic Accessories
Shoutout to new doll hair for also having an iconic smell.
14. A Cardboard Box
13. Colorful Pencil Erasers
12. Rubber-coated Playground Equipment
The scent of pre-calloused hands grasping old rubber was as poignant as the adrenaline rush.
11. The Giant Rainbow Parachute
9. Sidewalk Chalk
8. Playing Dough
7. A VHS Tape Fresh out of the Player
6. Old Crayons
5. Animal Crackers
4. Pools and Pool Stuff
Chlorine isn't supposed to smell good, but admit it: It smells nice.
3. A Pile of Leaves
2. The School Library
1. Your Special Bedtime Companion
If you had one, its scent was sure to make you feel safe and sound.