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PollyinBrum

PollyinBrum Report 6 Jan 2013 20:12

I think smells bring back memories. I used to love the smell of Germoline when I was younger, it used to be in a little round tin. My Grannie kept in a box in the bathroom and I would open it just to smell it, what a strange child I must have been. I brought a tube yesterday and it does not smell the same :-S

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 6 Jan 2013 20:19

no its not as strog smelling,
:-|

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 6 Jan 2013 20:25

Probably does smell as strongly and the same, we just use less now.

I remember plastering it on a cut, now I would just smear on a small amount.

PollyinBrum

PollyinBrum Report 6 Jan 2013 20:25

I know I stood sniffing it for ages, not the same effect :-(

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Jan 2013 20:27

it smells like euthimol tooth paste

Ron2

Ron2 Report 6 Jan 2013 20:42

I still use it for cuts and grazes - works a treat

GinN

GinN Report 6 Jan 2013 20:45

Lol ! Can just imagine you furtive Germoline sniffers. :-D :-D

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Jan 2013 20:47

crumbs - I thought this was a thread about Vaseline for a minute - don't let's go there again ;-) ;-)

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 6 Jan 2013 20:50

in america they do polo "mints" called life savers,

and they smell more like germoline than germoline nowadays haah

Tecwyn

Tecwyn Report 6 Jan 2013 21:30

Moth balls remind me of my Grandmothers funeral coat and fox fur :-D

Tec

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 6 Jan 2013 21:37

I vaguely remember a chewing or bubble gum just after the war that tasted like germoline smells (or smelled).

edited, stupid IPad and its prescriptive text again and I didn't check because i was watching TV at the same time, sorry.

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 6 Jan 2013 21:43

bazuka chewing gum, when i was little smelt like it too and ya got a free tatto, or cartoom strip lol

Aileen

Aileen Report 6 Jan 2013 21:47

Lol.....I loved the smell too....I used to think Root Beer tasted like Germoline but it doesn't so much now

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 6 Jan 2013 21:55

Germolene is a different consistency now to the way it was in the little tin and not deep pink like it was..it certainly isn't as nice a smell,
I have an odd memory of a smell I liked....don't laugh....I loved the smell of my grandmas coal cellar...now you know how weird I am!

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 6 Jan 2013 22:14

Germ online Ann :-S does that mean you can gt an infection on line somewhere :-S

BrianW

BrianW Report 7 Jan 2013 09:29

Damp coal smells great.
Not so keen on damp dog, though.

GinN

GinN Report 7 Jan 2013 14:54

All smells are memories for me: I have to remember them, as I lost my sense of smell a couple of years ago! :-(

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 7 Jan 2013 15:02

I used to like the smell of a bottle of Quink Ink when I was at school in the 50's.

GP

PollyinBrum

PollyinBrum Report 7 Jan 2013 15:14

Aw GeordieinNorfolk that must be so diffficult, but then again there are some smells one would choose to avoid.

GinN

GinN Report 7 Jan 2013 15:22

Yes, Paula, it can be. I have to rely on others to tell me if anything smells wrong in the house. It does save me a fortune on perfume, though, I just don't bother! :-D