posted on Sep, 8 2012 @ 09:15 AM
Originally posted by strafgod
I dont know, could be paranormal or just a memory thing.
Sometimes memories will trigger a phantom smell, atleast for me, ive experinced smells from my childhood straight from memory.
Maybe the thought of your mothers friend triggers her to remember that smell so vividly? then again it could be paranormal, maybe your mothers friend
enjoys visiting her...?
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I think it's the other way around: smells trigger memories.
But it is definitely possible to trigger the memory of a smell by a conscious effort.
However, many smells can linger in matter for incredibly long periods.
I am sure many have experienced this by returning to a place - say, a house - after many years of absence. Houses and places in general usually have a
"composite" smell that doesn't change, unless a person with totally different habits (compared to the previous dwellers) has been living in it for a
very long time.
So, it could definitely
be a real smell, coming from the environment itself.
Or it could be something else.
edit on 8-9-2012 by Vanitas because: (no reason given)