Wonderful scents of my childhood

By Just Ajda - 25.1.18


Na otroštvo me vežejo krasni spomini. Čas brezskrbnosti, norenja in veselja. Vsake toliko naletim na vonj, ki mi v spomin prikliče te krasne dneve. Včasih se že pred samim vonjem zavedam, kaj sledi, včasih pa me zalotijo nepripravljeno. Danes bi rada z vami delila tri vonje, ki so moje otroštvo resnično zaznamovali in ki mi zagotovo vzpodbudijo čudovite spomine.
I have great memories of my childhood. It was careless time, time to be crazy and I was happy. Every once in a while I come across a scent that brings the memories of those awesome days. Sometimes I know what'll happened but sometimes I am unprepared. I want to share with you three scents today that have really marked my childhood and that certanly bring out wonderful memories.

1.) Vonj po pokošeni travi / Freshly cut grass


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Ogromno časa sem v otroštvu preživela v naravi. Jaz sem bila ena izmed tistih otrok, ki je ogromno časa preživela zdoma, bodisi pri kateri od babic, bodisi kje s prijatelji ali pa sem potovala s starši. Babica in dedi po očetovi strani nista iz Maribora, ampak z majhne vasice. Zato sem velik del poletja vsako leto preživela na vikendu, našem "Ranču". Odmaknjen od vsega dogajanja, na hribu, stran od civilizacije. Moj raj na zemlji. In vonj po poletju, po sveže pokošeni travi.
Hkrati me pa ta vonj takoj spomni na Gornji Grad. Na kaj? Na kraj, kamor smo hodili taborit. Svoje otroštvo sem preživela kot tabornica in vsako leto za 14 dni, od mojega četrtega leta starosti, sem se "umaknila" na taborenje. Travnik in gozd, taborni ogenj, Dreta in mladostne norčije. To so bili dnevi!
I've spend a great deal of my childhood in nature. I was one of those children that wasn't at home a lot. Either I was at my grandmother's or I was somewhere with my friends or I was traveling with my parents. My parental grandparents aren't originaly from Maribor, they come from a small village. That is way I've spend a great deal of summer at my grandmother's birth house, our "Ranch". Away from all the fuss, on a hill, away from civilisation. My little paradise on Earth. And a scent of summer, of freshly cut grass.
At the same time this scent reminds me of a village called Gornji Grad. What? A place, where I used to go camping. I've been a scout all of my youth and every year I've went camping for 14 days. Meadow and forest, with camp fire, river Dreta and youthful antics. Ah, those were the days!

2.) Wick VapoRub
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Tega verjetno tudi vsi poznamo. Čim sem malo zakašljala so me že mazali z njim, mami, ati, babice, nekdo ga je zagotovo imel na zalogi. In čeprav bi se bolanih dni načeloma morala spominjati s slabim priokusom, se jih ne. Takrat so me razvajali (s čimer danes nadaljuje moj dragi), mi kuhali čajčke, skrbeli, da mi je toplo in se mi posvečali. Zato imam na Wick VapoRub lepe spomine.
I am sure you are familiar with this one. The moment I coughed, everyone started putting Wick on me, from my mother, father, grandparents, someone for sure had it. I know sick days aren't exactly a great memory, but not for me. Those were the days when everyone pampered me, made me teas, took care of me and gave me a lot of attention. That is why I have such fond memories of the smell of Wick VapoRub.

3.) Nivea

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Ko sem bila majhna ni bilo toliko krem. Meni je bila poznana samo ena(kreme za sončenje ne štejem tu zraven) - Nivea v modri kovinski embalaži. S svojim značilnim vonjem. Ki me spominja na nežnost in toplino. Ki je skrbela za mojo otroško kožo. In po kateri je dišala vsa kopalnica, ko je s svojo nego zaključila moja mami. Imela je namreč to sposobnost, da je odišavila celo stanovanje, samo s kremo, ki si jo je nanesla - to sem ji zmeraj zavidala. Ker se pa na meni vonj kreme nič kaj ne obdrži in zaradi mene ne diši celo stanovanje, sem bila zelo vesela, ko sem izvedela, da je Nivea sedaj svoj vonj ujela tudi v toaletni vodici. In tako me lahko ta krasen vonj in spomini spremljajo vsepovsod. kar je še bolje, na meni ostane skoraj cel dan, če pa poškropim oblačila, pa dišijo dokler jih ne dam v pranje. Pravi Nivea vonj, v čudoviti embalaži, ki jo z veseljem postavim na poličko v kopalnici.
When I was little, not a lot of creams were available. I knew of only one(if you don't include sun cream) - Nivea in a metal blue packaging. With a really significant scent. That reminds me of gentleness and warmth. That took care of my skin. And that the whole bathroom smelled of when my mother was finished with her routine. She had this great ability, you know, she made the whole appartement smell wonderful just by putting a cream on. I always envied her that. I can't do that, the smell of cream doesn't event last on me, let alone linger around the bathroom. That is why I was super happy when I found out Nivea managed to capture this delightful smell in a eau de toilette. And now this wonderfull scent can follow me everywhere. It stays on me almost the whole day, if I put it on skin. If I spray it on my clothes it last a lot longer. A true Nivea scent, in a gorgeous packaging that I am happy to display it on my bathroom shelf.

Seveda je vonjev, povezanih z otroštvom še veliko več, ti trije so najbolj izraziti in sem si jih najbolj zapomnila. Katere pa so tvoje vonjave, vezane na otroštvo in lepe spomine? 
Of course there are a bunch of other smells that remind me of my youth, the three mentioned are the ones I remember the most. What does you remind you of your childhood? 

Xoxo, A.



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