Scratch and Sniff


The other day I received a catalog in the mail.

Nothing unusual about that. Just ask Captain Cavedweller. He could tell you how I clog up the mail box with my junk mail taking up room for his important stuff like Cabela’s sales flyers and hunting magazines.

Anyhoo, I was flipping through the catalog and came across a page with a dotted circle next to the words Rub & Smell. So I did. That turned out to be a very good decision. The catalog is full of beautiful candles and you could get an idea of the fragrance simply by browsing through their lovely, glossy, scented pages.

As I rubbed and smelled my way through the catalog, it reminded me of my grade schools days when the teachers would put Scratch ‘N Sniff stickers on our work if we did a good job. There were the ever popular lemon stickers.


I also remember these. The grape one was good and the popcorn one was okay but I always thought the other two smelled weird.

Despite the smells, they were really fun to get on your homework.

Evidently, in the grown up world, though, we’ve evolved from scratching and sniffing to rubbing and smelling. I guess that does sound a little more dignified.

Regardless of what you call it, it’s still pretty fun!

She Who Had Way to Much Fun Rubbing and Smelling Her Catalog

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