Sorry about the delay of this post, I totally forgot about it until this morning. It was probably because I was not given a scented pencil when assigned this blog topic. A study mentioned in at the link below provides an experiment testing olfaction and memory. In the experiment one group of students were given scented pencils and another group received regular pencils. Both groups were told a few key points about the pencils. The group who got the scented pencils remembered the facts about the pencils better.
I was curious to learn more about scent/smells and memory. Many of my own memories have a distinct scent memory attached to them; this may be because I spent quite a bit of my childhood in India. The link below does state that, “Autobiographical memory is enhanced more by scent than by any of the other senses, beginning even before birth.”