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I'm not normally one for perfume...
But I think a woman wearing 'In the Library' would certainly get my attention. Yes, I am a geek.

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z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: September 24th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Heh, "Inner Tube". When I was a kid, my parents were in the habit of entering the Bangor Mall through the auto service entrance of Sears. There was (and is) always a display of tires right next to that entrance (often right in the "airlock", between the inner and outer doors), and my father loves to tell the story of how, as a small child, I was inordinately fond of the smell of new tires. Chortling as only a parent relating a story he believes his child will find embarrassing can do, he'll tell complete strangers how I used to go right over and put my nose into the tread grooves on the snow tires (they had the deepest ones), inhaling deeply of the sweet scent of vulcanized rubber.

Actually, I don't find the story too embarrassing; I was, after all, perhaps five years old, an age at which I also (this has been verified by several observers) liked to eat those manky tinned mushrooms packed in oil straight out of the can.

Unlike the mushrooms, though, I still like the smell of new tires. (And no, before anyone asks, this is not coupled with any kind of fetish for rubber clothing. Nothing wrong with that if you're into it, but it's not my kink. :)

You know what would also make an excellent perfume for women wishing to grab the attention of a certain type of man? One that smells like the inside of a car from the 1960s. I'm not sure why - maybe they used something in automobile seats back then that went out of vogue around 1980 - but American cars from the '60s and '70s have a very distinctive interior scent. (It's probably another "oh, that's actually something vile" thing like the lady with her moldy air conditioner, but I don't care.)
jumblies From: jumblies Date: September 24th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Some car manufacturers do have a custom scent for their car interiors. There are some men fragrances that have the smell of rubber, and one in particular smells like an italian sports car interior with great leather, petrol, carpet, wood (but I forget the name *shuffles feet*). Comme Des Garcons’ Odeur 71 has tire smells but also other smells of a city (metal, booze, chemicals..) Bulgari Black has burning tire smells. CBIHP probably has new tires smell in his accords range. They are all very accurate.
jumblies From: jumblies Date: September 24th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oops, I don't know how to thread.. that was to z_gryphon.

In the Library smells like a musty, dusty, wood-panelled, curtained library filled with ancient leatherbound volumes. I can feel the cushioned armchair.