If I close my eyes and smell it I'm instantly happy.
October 4, 2011 5:42 PM Subscribe
My German grandmother's laundry room always smelled amazing. Please help me figure out what it was that smelled so good so that I can surround my self in it.
posted by TooFewShoes to home & garden (25 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I am an American but while I was growing up in Germany my babysitter was a sweet old lady who I called Oma.
In order to get to the back yard I always had to go through her laundry/mud room and it always smelled like some kind of soap. I would very much like to know what that soap was.
I have since lost contact with this delightful lady, so I can't just ask her (if she's even still alive.) I was hoping that the Europeans in the crowd would just know what this magic smelling substance is.
Details I know:
Oma and Opa lived in Sulzbach, Germany
Opa was a WW2 veteran, and I think Oma was a few years younger than him.
They lived in a rural house, not quite a farm but more rustic than urban.
The scent is very clean smelling. I've tried every "Clean Linen" and "Summer Cotton" fragrance candle, potpurri, and oil out there and I just can't find anything close.
In addition to knowing what this is, I'd really love to know where to buy it. I don't care if I have to save up to buy it! I have a deep emotional connection to this scent.