What's that smell?

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nepia.jpgIt's Nepia's Japan no Kaori toilet paper. Just what is Japan's fragrance? According to the package it's No. 1 SAKURA fragrance.

I'm not fond of scented toilet paper. I mean really, who are you trying to fool? The smell of your tp's not going to make toilet odors more pleasant. But Japan no Kaori has an interesting fragrance. It's a floral, but not sweet. It's almost citrus. Very similar to cherry blossoms, just as advertised.

It's also pink, another strike against it. I'm generally a plain white toilet roll girl, myself.

So why did I buy it? Three reasons. 1) I am fascinated by the idea of marketing toilet paper as "Japan's frangrance." Such agreeable cultural connotations for a such a mundane commodity. 2) I hoped it might inspire me to finish the lyrics for the other toilet paper song. 3) I wanted to share this oddity and ask you what you think America's fragrance might be. New car? Plastics? Shopping mall?

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Airport terminal Cinnabon stands!

In Lancaster Co., PA it's manure in three flavors; cow, pig and chicken. Not a great fragrance but a harbinger of great produce to come.

...I don't want to think about wiping my ass with a Cinnabon!

Apparently the Japanese have also captured the American aroma.

I've been away too long to guess the American fragrance, but I could have sworn Japan's was cigarette smoke. Where did this sakura thing come from?

I think America's fragrance is found near those containers outside fast food restaurants that say, "Grease Only."

Yeah. The aroma of fast-food grease, road works crews spreading tar, or fresh-cut suburban lawns.

Here's the link to the "American Aroma" I mentioned above.

http://www.zanthan.com/japan/archives/000473.html

french fries. oh,sorry...freedom fries.

Wellllll... SAKURA would be the traditional fragrance of Japan, not the modern one, as their modern culture is similar to the american one...
so, we need a compairativly old american fragrance... I'm not really much interested in cow(boy/girl) things but how about horse sweat or leather?

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