Smell is one of the senses that is most directly tied to memory, it seems. Nothing can bring back memories like a scent you've not smelled in years.

We asked on our socials, What did the 1980s smell like? What scent, if it filled your nose today, would transport you back to the days of big hair, waterbeds, and cruising your Friday night away?

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Unveiling Nostalgic Aromas: Exploring What Defined the Scent of the 1980s

And people had a lot to say about what the 80s smelled like, from perfume and cologne to food, to bad habits. These are the smells of date night, going to church with the family, or just running around with your friends.

What did the ‘80s smell like?

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LOOK: 35 Vintage Cereals That Perfectly Captured Pop Culture Moments

Movies and TV shows have always found ways to partner with cereal companies as part of their promotion strategy. While some may have come up with a giveaway in boxes, others went big by having their own cereal connected to the movie or TV show title. Here are vintage cereals that were used to promote some of pop culture's biggest moments (and some you probably forgot about).

Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll

See Over 200 Vintage Rock Back Patches

It may be time to upgrade your battle jacket.

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