Vehicle: Car: Exhaust
Lavender-scented motor oil   (+9, -2)  [vote for, against]
Calm the raging tide in your rear-view mirror

This application of aromatherapy would apply the relaxing scent of lavender to the maddening crush of freeway traffic, subtly calming those who follow in your wake.

Coming soon: designer scented gasolines
-- normzone, Dec 25 2003

Gearhead, the spa http://www.halfbake...head_2c_20the_20spa
[futurebird] [Letsbuildafort, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

(???) See? Give them and inch and..... http://www.halfbake...ute_20powered_20car
......they'll get HOW MANY miles per gallon? [normzone, Oct 05 2004]

for [lumpy gravy]
Not for oil, but same idea. [Hunter79764, Feb 12 2007]

And now smoking tires available in your choice of colors... http://www.revzilla...oke-bomb-rear-tires
[normzone, Feb 19 2014]

Better still, add scent to the tyres. Next time I'm at the drag strip I want to REALLY relax and savor the experience!
-- Letsbuildafort, Dec 25 2003

Just add some pork fat. Mmmm bacon!
-- FarmerJohn, Dec 26 2003

You'd need to be burning oil for this to function as desired, though. That's generally indicative of bad things happening with one's vehicle.
-- waugsqueke, Dec 26 2003

They already make stuff like this. Often it's used for drag racers who run on fuels other than gasoline (alcohol dragsters, nitromethane, etc) because those fuels often smell funky or make the drivers feel sick from the smell. They come in tons of different flavors, from grape to cherry and even pina coloda.
-- lumpy gravy, Feb 10 2004

I feel someone pulling my leg.....
-- normzone, Feb 11 2004

there would be too much residue left over from the scent (thats comming from a 12 year old kid)
-- alexboy, Sep 21 2005

you 12, alex?
-- po, Sep 21 2005

I'm flattered. A search shows that [alexboy] registered, annoed on my humble idea, and was never heard from again.
-- normzone, Jul 08 2006

I personally receive a great relief of breath, whenever I smell (and inhale) the fumes off a go-cart track. The more exotic oils the better !!!!!!!!!!

Could be a reference for a start for a research project !!
-- sirau, Sep 29 2007

My idea's gone! Should I reinstate it?
-- nineteenthly, Feb 19 2014

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