When Fragrance Brings Back Memories

Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist, a limited-edition collaboration with Indonesian Actress Titi Kamal

What do you feel when you accidentally smell a familiar scent when you are walking one afternoon at the avenue you have never been before?

In my case, I felt excitement and no wonder that I will pause for a few minutes and think about that memory where I had smell it previously – the exact time, location, the weather, and even the people, and sometimes even the exact moment what I was wearing.

I could not helped it.



However indeed, fragrances brings back memories. Those good juices in that little bottle is like a memory capsule, properly stored in our memories and when the time is right, it gives us a surprising chance to reminisce those sweet moments.

That is the reason why, it is sometimes hard to shop for your signature fragrance. For some, it took them months, or even years before they finally met their signature scent that would translate to be YOU.

One afternoon of a busy weekday, I received a pink package from our beauty friends at Althea Korea– a debut of their scent collection called Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist, a limited-edition collaboration with Indonesian Actress Titi Kamal. 

Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist, a limited-edition collaboration with Indonesian Actress Titi Kamal

 I read in some previous reviews by Filipino bloggers giving funny comments about the her name (apparently her name translate a Filipino male’s genital) – apology for these comments, they just have scarcity of vocabulary and only knows one translation of it.



Apparently her name Titi, means a colloquial term for “a young and spirited young lady” in French (nowadays this term is rarely been used), in Spanish her named means “Auntie”.


Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist, a limited-edition collaboration with Indonesian Actress Titi Kamal

Did not use them immediately, not until I had this weekend at Grand Hyatt Manila for my usual me-time pampering. I decided to brought the scent with me and perhaps create a new memory during my trip.

This blend of sweet orange and peach, followed by an ever-graceful echo of rosy floral notes reminds me of that scent I used to wear back in college days, when I’m busy doing two of my favorite things – studying and flirting with the graduating college boys in the library, and using it for my own advantage. It was a silly college memories that brings back good memories – the rosy floral reminds me of those summer days outside the city, and exploring this beautiful garden own by my friend’s grandmother while having an afternoon tea under a century old tree and watching the boys playing football. It was a good feeling that it is hard not to smile, and this body sparkling mist scent reminds me of that good memories.



Ahh what a lovely young years I had!

Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist, a limited-edition collaboration with Indonesian Actress Titi Kamal

However, not all memories last long. Just like some scent including this Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist. Having its sweet orange and peach as top notes, no wonder that the scent only last for 10minutes, 15-minutes most, not recommend for some who expects to smells good after lunchtime.
I recommend that you spritz some of this blend after your long good bath before bedtime. This way, your body will absorbed more the scent, and giving you a fresh scent before kissing good night your lovey dove.

Or sometimes I use this mist to spray on my pillows before I go to bed so that I could enjoy its rosy floral scent, while my Mon Amour cuddling me as we fall asleep.

Cost: Php400.00
Ratings: 3-stars, though you can reuse the container after you have consumed its contents.
Where to buy: Althea Korea website and app

Disclaimer: This is #Notsponsored post, but the fragrance is a gift from Althea Korea hard to resist a gift!


xoxo, Blair

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78 comments :

  1. I am very sensitive to smell so this happens to me often! A specific food or flower scent makes me stop in my tracks and think about it! Sweet orange and peach sounds like a wonderful combination for a scent.

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    1. Yeah it was a good combo, and lovely to wear before bedtime.

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  2. I trust, it must have an amazing effect

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  3. Sounds like my kind of scent! Thanks for the review!

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    1. You are welcome! Though it doesn't have strong staying power.

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  4. Fragrance can bring back many fond memories. I remember what my mom always wore and it always makes me smile. Hope my children can have those fond memories.

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    1. It builds them good memories and stories of you.

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  5. I love a sweet fruity or a citrusy scent. Floral scent doesn't appeal to me.

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  6. I have this happen to me often. I love sweet, but subtle scents that bring back happy memories! Thanks for sharing this review!

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  7. What a great product, I would have to put it on my bucket list to try thanks for sharing.

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    1. Visit Althea Korea website of download their app for free and shop for this item!

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  8. Many scents bring back fond memories. Good article.

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  9. I have several fragrances that bring back good memories for me and I'm always open to trying new ones. I do have 1-2 absolute favorites.

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    1. Yes, ohh one time I pass to this fragrance shop and smell this very special scent, I have to stop and inhale it!

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  10. This sounds like a fabulous smell! I can almost smell it from the way you described it!

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  11. Thank you for sharing! I will have to try this!

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  12. I would need something that last longer for throughout the say but I would be down for spraying the pillow

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    1. Yeah, since this one have poor staying power it is nice to spray on my bedsheets and pillows for my night satisfaction.

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  13. I get that sometimes as well, sometimes it is hard to re-call where I've smelled the smell before and other times it reminds me of a specific memory or person.

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    1. Sometimes we thought we forgot that memory, but it is just tightly stored somewhere in our brain.

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  14. I totally agree! I think scents can definitely trigger emotions and memories. I know when I smell certain foods it brings me right back to my childhood and my mom cooking in the kitchen.

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    1. Yes, that's why some people does suddenly cries while eating because it brings back good memories, and you need to not stop eating because the memory is so good.

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  15. I usually will pack a different fragrance for each trip so that when I use that fragrance I can recall a specific memory and trip!

    Hoang Vi Fessenden

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    1. That is a fantastic idea! What kind of scents you are recently wearing?

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  16. I hope you don't get offended but you look really hot in the picture. What more if I could smell your perfume.

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    1. lol Thank you Neil! Well this perfume have a scent of roses :D

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  17. I don't usually use any fragrances, but I got curious about this fragrance and the fact that is affordable, I'd love to try this in the future. Thank you for sharing this information!!!

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  18. I love finding great scents, but I always forget to put any on.

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  19. I have sensitive of smell and allergy for perfumes but I should try to find this one I think it has a great smell.

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  20. It's true that scent evokes memories. This happens to me a lot, too.

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    1. What is the most memorable experience you had and with what scent?

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  21. Yup! specially with the exes! hahaha...

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  22. I totally agree scents can definitely bring back memories. Certain smells always remind me of my great grandmother. I still hate the smell of flowers because of the first funeral I attended.

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    1. I never like flowers in funeral. Like, can we just removed flowers during funerals?!

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  23. Fragrances do bring back memories. It evokes a feeling associated with the scent. Seems like a nice product.

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  24. Sheer fresia does the same for me. The company that used to make it discontinued it

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  25. Scent is supposed to be your strongest memory provoker. I could name a ton of smells that do that to me.

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  26. Fragances bring back memories for me as well, some good and gsome nad.

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  27. Yes happens with me too scents bring back memories.. I have different scents for diffenrt occasions..

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    1. Ohh I have 5 different scents depends on my mood :D

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  28. I must say, it's a very detailed and well researched post about fragrances.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. most of the timea, I like to use Rose Perfumes or Scents. And thanks for the review for this product. This one sounds good and i like perfumes / scents which are long lasting

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    1. Thanks for visiting Elizabeth.
      Unfortunately this scent doesn't last long, which is quite disappointing, but better to use before bedtime coz I like the scent that sticks to my duvet and pillows.

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  30. This is so true. When I teach my essential oil safety classes I always mention that not every fragrace is the same for each individual. For example lavendar is supposed to be "soothing" however it makes me angry because of an associated memory. It's crazy how our minds work!

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    1. Yes that's true! This proves that our mind is so powerful it can send signals.

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  31. Very true I still recognize sencents my mom had from my childhood

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  32. I love it when scents bring in a rush of memories. Mine are mostly food related memories.

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    1. wow that is amazing! Which scent of food you love most?

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  33. Just in time I read this post! I was looking for a body mist. This one sounds good! 😊

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  34. Fragrance does a big thing in bringing back old memories. In my experience, I have this one fragrance that I usually wear when I was in Highschool.

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    1. That's cool right?! Does this scent of yours gives you a lot of fun times?

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  35. I have read the science behind scents and memories. It is so powerful, that it is even more powerful than ANY of the other senses. Amazing!

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  36. I can pick a few scents that if I were to smell would bring back memories. Eternity for men cologne brings me back to high school. It seemed like every guy in school wore it.

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  37. This looks really good .i love body miste. They are not too strong but still makes me feel fresh

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  38. I love a good body mist. Such a nice color, too.

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  39. Everyone has a one or the other favorite scent which would bring back your old memories if you are using it after a long time. May be ones teenage years, youth time etc. Nice article !!

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