Friday, December 9, 2011

Seduced by smells

“Waking up to a smell is a lot more satisfying than waking up to a noise. Instead of barging in uninvited and yanking you out into reality, smells enter your dreams with a silent knock and a polite "Excuse me?”
Adi Alsaid
Poets and writers have waxed eloquently about the beauty and attraction of scents.   But now business wants in the fun.   Scents are being used by some companies to manipulate you into buying or doing what they want you to do.   Scents are also being used to make you more generous and  be more trusting.   Politicians are even getting in on smell manipulation. 

Some smells you need to know:

Windex.....the smell of citrus scented Windex has been shown to cause people to be more generous with their time and money towards noble causes.   The cleaning aroma also encourages people to be more honest and fair to deal with.   I guess it must stimulate the desire to be 'squeaky clean'.  Just thinking.....shouldn't court rooms and police stations have a nice clean lemony clean smell?  Someone should do some research on that? 

Tropical day all travel agencies will smell like the tropical resort they are peddling.  And why not it kindles that desire to go to one.   Some resorts even use specific smells throughout the resort so that when you smell it, you are reminded of the vacation and likely to want to return.  Just thinking.....resorts should give you some going away gift with their scent embedded in it.  Or, when they do magazine ads they could put the scent in it.

Ok, that's just two examples but now that I'm onto smell seduction ideat I will do some more research.    Hey maybe I can find that scent that will make me totally irrisitable to the ladies?   Nah, cancel that.    It might turn out to be the smell of money?  


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