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This idea was inspired by an Interesting documentary on
netflix on scents and cancerous
chemicals found in everyday things. The
Documentarian posits that because the individual chemicals
in fragrances are propritary they need not be disclosed
therefor one could make a fragrance out of fracking
byproducts and not disclose the individual components.
Anyway, this spawned my idea for a fragrance that captures
all of the romance of fracking. As you may know, fragrances
usually have a top note, which arives first and fades, a
a which ends the fragrance. All of which are susually
In the spirit of this, the
should start off smelling like pine and cedar, over time
of rubber gum boots and dirt would present themselves,
then a few hours all that would remain is the scents of
diesel. Perhaps it wouldnt be the prettiest. scent, but it
provide an interesting scent story depicting the csadian
landscape as it is worked into a wasteland..
||Don't forget toxic waste, eutrophic water tables and dead wildlife.
||"I love the smell of volatile hydrocarbons in the morning"
||Isn't "laying pipe" a euphemism for pooping? I hope it
wouldn't smell like that.
||Straight out of the ground, petroleum products contain all sorts of contaminants, and can have a very distasteful odour to humans (altho dogs probably love them). Indeed some wells produce "sour gas" which is really nasty, needing extensive treatment before it's useable, or even non-toxic.
||Due to the presence of hydrogen sulphide, mercaptans, and molecules resembling skatols, "smells like shit" is probably not overstating the case.