As a ‘70s child my nostalgic #ScentMemories lean towards the industrial. If I could make my own fragrance, it would have notes of salt water, oil, iron, sweat and fully-leaded petrol – the smell of a busy dock and the deck of a cargo ship. Add in some mass-market aftershave and a good tobacco note, along with a spritz of Opium, Babe or Aqua Manda perfume, and that’s the scent of my childhood – motormen and mess-girls out on shore-leave after a long watch.

PS It strikes me that my own children might become nostalgic for the antiseptic and disinfectant smells of an NHS hospital, if we don’t fight to protect them, as we never did with our merchant navy and dockworkers!

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