If you grew up in the 90’s, then you remember these smells for sure because they were part of your everyday life. Plastic was part of life for kids back then, no one was worried about all this BPA stuff. This is what good things in life are made of. Here are 19 things that smell like growing up in the 90’s.
1. The smell of half-used crayons
There’s nothing better than a box of half used crayons with their soft edges and rounded sides. The smell of it sends you right back to kindergarten.
2. The plastic taste of squirt gun water
You can still taste the warm plastic water that would come out of these guns during a squirt fight.
3. The smell of a bus seat
Bus seats have a smell that you can’t quite place but you remember them well from riding a bus every single day of your childhood.
4. The smell of fruit stripe gum
This gum was delicious for all of five seconds. Even though the taste was short-lived, you can still smell the sticks of colorful gum.
5. The smell of dried Elmer’s glue
Elmer’s glue was the kid’s glue you used for every single art project and glued craft in school.
6. The smell of pink medicine
This was the stuff you got when you were feeling crummy but you loved the taste of pink amoxicillin and knew you’d be feeling better soon.
7. The smell of Spacemaker boxes
Those tiny plastic boxes smelled great, especially when they were filled with pencils, erasers and flash cards.
8. The smell of jelly shoes
These plastic shoes smell great when they’re fresh and new. After being worn for a while, they start to smell a little funky but you didn’t mind that one little bit.
9. Play dough
Not only can you remember the smell of play doh, you remember the taste of it on your fingers after playing with it. Kind of salty and a little bit bitter. They should make play doh for grown ups!
10. The smell of a Koosh ball
Koosh balls smell delicious, like a plastic ball of goodness. No one cared what it was made of back in the 90’s, it was way too fun to play with.
11. The smell of a pencil after its been sharpened
You can still smell the wood shavings from your pencil and feel the gritty sharp tip.
12. The smell of Giant Bubbles
These bubbles smell like huge balls of chemicals mixed with glycerin.
13. The smell of erasers
These erasers were practically useless if you had to actually erase something but they had a great smell that you’ll never forget.
These green slime balls were fun to decorate and squish into different shapes and sizes.
15. Mr. Sketch scented markers
Scented markers were so strong that sometimes you almost got a headache from the smell.
16. The smell of L’Oreal Kids No Tears, No Tangles shampoo
This shampoo was a little bit of a liar, because if you got it in your eyes it burned like the dickens.
17. The smell of Handi Snacks
These little snacks were the best. If you close your eyes you can still see them and smell the fake cheese.
18. Gym ball
You remember the smell of this ball well, especially right before it hits you square in the face.
19. The smell of VHS tapes
These plastic tape cases were the best smell ever. It meant that you were about to watch a Disney movie!