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Research conducted by famous British tea-makers Tetley’s has found that the UK’s fourth most popular smell is a humble cuppa with fresh bread, freshly cut grass and just washed laundry ranking above it.
With that in mind,The Hour’s Bruce Devlin went out onto the streets of Livingston to try out his own ‘unorthodox’ perfumes on the unsuspecting Scottish public.
Stepping into the Almondvale shopping centre, he said: “Ever wanted to smell like sushi, crayons or even a funeral home? Well now you can.
“The Hour have sent me out with an array of wild and wacky scents, so I’m going to have to make sure my selling skills are in tip top condition to see if people are actually gonna buy this stuff.”
They say the scent of chocolate is enough to attract any sweet-toothed woman but how about a smell of cookies to turn a man’s head? Or for those with a real desire to sizzle, one perfume aims to replicate the smell of bacon.
“That would scare off the men, not attract them,” said one shopper. “It’s not for me I’m afraid.”
If you want a scent that will make the object of your affection stop dead in their tracks, how about a funeral home perfume? With hints of lilies (the flower of death), stuffiness and dust, it’s sure to attract the opposite sex (and perhaps the flies).
Amongst the other perfumes on display with Bruce were crayon, toilet, vanilla and even dirt.