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All dollars, no scents?

March 23rd, 2005 · No Comments

scentstories.jpgThinking about going to the beach? Catch some vitamin D; go for a
healthy walk along the water’s edge; maybe go for a refreshing swim…

…or you could avoid the pesky health benefits of the shore, simply by
blowing $US30, burning a little electricity and pumping untold
chemicals into
your home. All you need is:

  1. To be in the USA
  2. Access to Electriciy
  3. A Febreeze™ Scent Stories™ Scent Player (retails for “Around $US20″)
  4. A Febreeze™ Scent Stories™ “Theme Disc” (apparently retails for $US7)

I wish this product was a joke, but people really are trying to sell this. Members of the Epinions website even sing this product’s praises, but let’s face it, any of these “opinions” could be paid guerilla marketers.

Don’t take my word for it, apparently America’s Paper of Record can’t find fault with this baby:

“As Scentstories suggests, smell is the next big accessory for the
home … pop in a scented disc and go barefoot on the shore” The New York Times, August 5, 2004


Scent Stories advertisement from Glamour magazine, USA, March 2005

Scent Stories advertisement from

Glamour magazine, USA, March 2005

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