Thursday, April 10, 2008
Do I smell artificially flavored gum base and corn syrup or is that you?
I was in the elevator the other morning at work and the gal in front of me smelled exactly like Chiclets (the fruit flavor pack of course). I think it must have been some product in her hair or something but I found it enchanting. And it was at that moment that I realized that I too had a deep desire to smell like my favorite childhood candy coated gum.
Now some of you might not know what Chiclets smell like and if that’s the case then you have my pity. Go out and get yourself a pack (they can be quite difficult to locate so try to find a convenient store that hasn’t added any new items to their inventory for a couple decades). Rip that pack open, shove your nose directly inside it and enjoy. It smells like sunshine mingled with partially hydrogenated artificial fruit flavors.
At this point you might be tempted to actually chew the chiclets and here I would have to advise you not to. The fabulous aroma only translates into fabulous taste for approximately 3.2 seconds and then starts to resemble a stick of juicy fruit gone terribly wrong.
So I shall now commence my search for Chiclet scented hair products so that I can live the dream of smelling like that fabulous shiny candy coated gum. Or perhaps I should put a request in to the folks at Demeter to see if they can add this to their novelty perfume product line along with Grass, Dirt, Play-Doh and Funeral Home.