I remember a certain smell from the early 70's but didn't know what it was called. Some record stores & head shops I went to that sold black lights, glowing posters, tie dye t-shirts, wooden flutes & such always had this smell. A few years ago a comedian was joking about people smelling like "patchouli" & I heard it mentioned elsewhere a few times & after I Googled it I was curious. Well, today I'm at the mall & wander into this new store that sells retro 60's stuff. And they have a little bottle of patchouli oil, $4.95. I have to know what it smells like so I buy it (& a wooden flute) open it & take a whiff. It was that smell! The headshop/record store smell I remember from my youth! Blast from the past. It actually brought back memories. I had to laugh. Now I know the name of that smell & as per usual I'm probably the last person on the planet to learn this. They had patchouli incense & candles too. Some people hate it but I find it rather pleasant. Maybe it just reminds me of a simpler time.