Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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eau de frack

The scent of laying pipe
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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 heart, a which ends the fragrance. All of which are susually complimentary.

In the spirit of this, the fragrance should start off smelling like pine and cedar, over time notes of rubber gum boots and dirt would present themselves, then a few hours all that would remain is the scents of steel and diesel. Perhaps it wouldnt be the prettiest. scent, but it would provide an interesting scent story depicting the csadian landscape as it is worked into a wasteland..

bob, Nov 11 2018


       Don't forget toxic waste, eutrophic water tables and dead wildlife.
FlyingToaster, Nov 11 2018


       "I love the smell of volatile hydrocarbons in the morning"   

8th of 7, Nov 11 2018

       Isn't "laying pipe" a euphemism for pooping? I hope it wouldn't smell like that.
notexactly, Nov 11 2018

       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.
8th of 7, Nov 11 2018


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