20 Smells From The 90s That Will Take You Right Back To The Good Ol' Days

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It's amazing how your sense of smell can rehash memories from your past.

Just like photos, sometimes you come across a scent that makes you feel like you've been transported right back to a specific time and place during your childhood. In many cases, this feeling of nostalgia is wonderful.

Here are 20 memorable smells from the 90s that will take you right back to your younger days:

1. Play-Doh

Mental Floss

I can't be the only one who loved the smell of Play-Doh so much that I wanted to gobble it up, right?

2. Mr. Sketch Scented Markers


Ah, sniffing markers. Good times.

3. Gak


There's really nothing else that smelled like brand new Gak, but did anyone else think they smelled just a teeny weeny bit fishy?

4. Lip Smackers

Brad's Deals

It was impossible not to lick your lips when they're covered with flavors like Strawberry, Cotton Candy, or Coca-Cola.

5. Chlorine

Oakleigh Recreation Centre

You just knew that summer fun was about to begin when you started to smell chlorine in the air.

6. New toys


There were very few things that got us as excited as the nauseating smell of plastic whenever we got a new toy.

7. Old Textbooks

How could we forget the mix of dust and decomposing paper that greeted us on the first day back to school?

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