Studies have shown that scent is one of the most powerful memory triggers we have, and that’s something I’ve found to be true time and time again. Sometimes, I know exactly why a scent is memorable. Other times, I’m caught off guard by the wave of memories an aroma suddenly brings.
The scent of lilacs, for example, always reminds me of my old house in the small town of Lumsden. There was a large lilac bush just outside the front door and every spring, I would enjoy the sweet aroma that drifted into the house.