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He lit the wick & breathed the memories deep. Pressed his cheek on the leather jacket. Once more, safe in his arms. Too soon, it went out.

Studies have shown that we often link memories to scent. The fonder the memory, the more likely we are to enjoy and seek out the scent. In this story, the scent from the candle generates a direct link to a moment shared between lovers. Inspired by a study published in Chemosensory Perception. //Alex Massey is a freelance writer and editor. Her tweets can be found @angry_pidgey//

 

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