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mock air freshener

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Forget masking odors. Package aerosol, containing olfactory de-sensitizing chemicals. If the product destroys your senses, you haven't a steady client base and possible legalities. If it wears off in a week, it may fool enough gold into the company pockets to re-invest into similar products; or perhaps a cure for over exposure.
reclaimbozeman, Nov 24 2010

science direct http://www.scienced...euroscience Letters
Volume 77, Issue 2, 15 June 1987, Pages 181-186 [reclaimbozeman, Nov 24 2010]

The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton http://sheckley.tripod.com/novels2.htm
Read it ... [8th of 7, Nov 24 2010]

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       No good link [reclaimbozeman].   

       flag it up, 2fries.
po, Nov 24 2010
  

       Link repaired. I still don't understand the idea though.
hippo, Nov 24 2010
  

       Link pertains to frogs only?
[hippo] I believe the idea is for a chemical to kill one's olfactory senses so no smelling will occur.
xandram, Nov 24 2010
  

       Anosmia.   

       It would also severely impair the abilty to taste.   

       Might be useful in some circumstances as long as the effect was transient.   

       <link>
8th of 7, Nov 24 2010
  

       //Asnomia//   

       Not quite. Asnomia is the ancient Greek custom of naming people's bottoms. You may, perhaps, mean "anosmia", which can refer either to a lack of smell, or to the termination of the musical career of an American brother-and-sister band popular in the 70's.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 24 2010
  

       Thanks, [MB], I always get confused by those three.
gnomethang, Nov 24 2010
  

       SP. fixed.   

       // termination of ... American brother-and-sister band popular in the 70's //   

       Anosmia in that case means gaining a sense of taste ...
8th of 7, Nov 24 2010
  

       The poster describes himself as "happy-go-lucky". Are we meant to pick one?
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 24 2010
  
      
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