Kitchen Memories Are in the Aire

Do you have a favorite smell memory?

Scents can evoke the most poignant, powerful recollections, almost instantly. Chances are there’s a smell that can bring you back to a specific moment in time, or make you experience a familiar, nostalgic sensation. Recently, our team got together and shared our favorite aroma memories, most of which, unsurprisingly, came from the kitchen.

The story of our brand reads this way as well. For our founder/president and “master blender” Deborah, it all started with the ingredients. It all started at the kitchen counter. Now, we hope you enjoy this sensory stroll down memory lane courtesy of Team PlaneAire.

Deborah

“I can still smell it now…”
Deborah

I remember opening my eyes at 5 a.m. to the most unbelievable smells coming from the kitchen two floors down. The smell would somehow work its way up a winding staircase, down a hallway, and through a closed door—very different than waking up on a normal day in my house, which was only 30 miles away…

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Matt

“Soup, mom! Soup!”
Matt

At three years old, that was my go-to response when my mom would ask me what I’d like for breakfast. The answer was an easy one as I woke up to the unmistakable aroma of carrots, onions and garlic harmonizing in a pan; the savory scent of chicken and vegetables blending with aromatic herbs; the comforting smell…

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Veronica

“You are what you eat.”
Izzy

The sweet smell of fresh strawberries takes me back to warm summer days with my daughter Isabelle. Strawberries were one of Isabelle’s first solid foods, and their smell instantly brings me back to the age when she first started walking. Izzy would sit at my side and use her entire hand, or two, to grasp a few berries to quickly stuff her face…

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Vincent

“Our morning routine.”
Vincent

My mom helmed the kitchen on a nightly basis at home. But my most memorable kitchen aroma came from the simplest meal my dad would make for me on specific occasions. For breakfast, I ate a steady diet of oatmeal and cereal on any mundane morning. But my dad and I started a routine – almost unspoken…

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Strato

“My grandparents.”
Strato

It’s human nature to take things for granted as a child. Some of my fondest memories were those spent with my grandparents. I was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by love from all sides, with two sets of grandparents…

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