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Do you smell that? [Jun. 26th, 2004|08:13 am]

So I was in the grocery store, and right there on the shelf was Blueberry scented Windex. Blueberry. Scented.

Where is the logic in this? Was there some sort of market testing to find out what people wanted their windows to smell like? Which scents lost out? Did the apple-pie windows do poorly in the 30-50 demographic? Did the minty fresh windows not appeal to the dual income crowd?

And who the heck wants their windows to smell at all? Windows aren't supposed to smell like anything. Are there really people who go through life thinking, I can't smell my windows! There must be something wrong! Shouldn't I be able to smell them? How can I make them smelly? 

I don't buy scented anything if there is a fragrance free option. I just don't get the allure of having things smell like other things. I don't want my windows to smell like blueberries, my bathroom to smell like a rainforest, my dishes to smell like lemons, my kleenex to smell like roses, or my girlie bits to smell like raspberries.

Something about this scented madness stinks.


[User Picture]From: sphyr
2004-06-28 02:21 pm (UTC)
That's too funny. Except for breakfast cereal, that's the first blueberry-anything I've heard of. I've never even seen blueberry air fresheners.

"Raspberry Girlie Bits" would be a good name for a rock band.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2004-06-28 05:07 pm (UTC)
Now that I think about it, I'm not sure I even know what a blueberry smells like.
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[User Picture]From: sphyr
2004-06-28 06:44 pm (UTC)
It smells like... um... blueberries. It doesn't smell like raspberries, that's for sure.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-30 03:58 pm (UTC)

Something coloful?

If you think this stinks, I just saw a commercial for York air conditioners that you can purchase in....different colors! Now, tell me-who needs a red airconditioning unit? Or blue,or yellow? It's just nuts!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2004-07-02 07:36 am (UTC)

Re: Something coloful?

Hey, if they could get them to smell, they might be on to something!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-07-31 09:25 am (UTC)

Smelling A Blueberry Scented Rat...

I've read that, out of all the senses, smell is the one most linked to memory and also, out of all the senses, smell and taste are the two closest to each other. It sounds like associations, I think.

Actually, in reality, it sounds like a Marketing Conspiracy to me. And the more windows smell of Windex or Glass Plus, the cleaner supposedly they are? Does that make sense? To me it doesn't make sense that your windows should smell like something that goes in a muffin...

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