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I love the smell of Crayons
Ah, the nostalgic scents of my childhood, capable of bringing an instant smile to my face. Some of those aromas are just so hard to recreate, like that special winter morning breakfast smell that would fill our house when my Grandmother stayed with us (though I might be using the wrong brand of cigarettes to try and replicate it!). While I haven't quite mastered that particular scent, there are others that are much easier to enjoy. One of my absolute favorites is the smell of fresh Crayons, and the best part is that I can easily indulge in it with a simple and affordable purchase.
That's why, almost every year, and sometimes even a few times a year, I find myself strolling past the Crayons aisle in the supermarket, unable to resist tossing a box into my shopping cart. I usually go for the smallest pack, especially if it's priced under a dollar, and then I'll place it on my desk until the delightful smell fades away or until I spontaneously decide to buy another box. Over the years, I've accumulated quite a collection of Crayon boxes, which I keep safely stored in another box. And let me tell you, when you open that box, oh boy!
I'm aware that they actually make air fresheners and even cologne that smell like Crayons. But personally, I prefer the real deal. I enjoy the complete experience—the sight of the colorful Crayola box, the ability to pick out crayons from time to time to jot down notes or add some color to my RPG dice.
Now, allow me to share with you a delightful advertisement from the 1980s, showcasing Crayola's expanding line of products. Although I never quite got into their markers (something tells me sniffing markers would be frowned upon), the ad truly captures the excitement and joy that came with the Crayola brand. It's a reminder of the imaginative possibilities that awaited us as children, armed with a fresh box of Crayons and an endless world of creativity at our fingertips.