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23 Smells That’ll Remind You Of Your Childhood Summers

Back when times were simpler.

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1. The smell of plastic when you spent entire afternoons chillin' in the kiddie pool.

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2. The aroma of freshly mowed lawns as you ran freely around your neighborhood.

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3. The delightful smell of burning charcoal when your parents fired up the grill at dinnertime.

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4. The woody aroma of burning logs as you and your family made s'mores around the campfire.

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5. The oddly satisfying smell of suncreen after your parents slathered you from head to toe.

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6. The sweet smell of that freshly scooped ice cream you were begging for all week long.

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7. The fresh, earthy smell of morning dew when you actually woke up early on Saturday mornings.

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8. The strong scent of chlorine once your parents finally convinced you to get out of the pool.

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9. The fruity smell of that Capri Sun you accidentally spilled while punching in the straw.

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10. The lingering scent of overpriced fried foods at your local fair.

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11. The fragrant whiff of flowers blooming when you played in the yard.

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12. The overpowering scent of salty sea air during your many family trips to the beach.

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13. The satisfying scent of L’Oréal shampoo after playing in the dirt all afternoon.

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14. The refreshing smell of a big juicy slice of watermelon on an extremely hot day.

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15. The noxious scent of your feet after you had worn your jelly sandals all day long.

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16. The smell of clean air when you purposely got wet during a warm summer rain.

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17. The rubbery smell of the garden hose when you took a sip or two from it.

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18. The fishy smell of boiling seafood for those very ~special~ summer days.

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19. The scent of stale air after spending all day indoors playing video games.

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20. The smell of water on hot concrete when your neighbors watered their lawn.

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21. The pungent smell of everyone else's B.O. on some of the hottest days of the year.

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22. The slightly burned smell of VHS tapes after you'd watched each one about a dozen times.

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23. The sweet smell of success after a summer well spent.

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