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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 01: A pile of phone books sits in the back of a pickup truck during a press conference on February 1, 2011 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu plans to introduce proposed legislation that would ban Yellow Pages phone books from being dropped off on the doorsteps of consumer's homes and offices. If the legislation passes, San Francisco would become the first city in the nation to ban unsolicited delivery of phone books. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

.Looking for a new scent ?

Now you can let your perfume do the walking there’s a new scent that smells like the phonebook. The Yellow Pages that is.

Back in the day, did you ever grab a new phone book . . . open the Yellow Pages . . . and then rub it across your body to “freshen up?”  No?

Yellow pages you wear?

There’s a British company called Yell, that’s an online directory similar to the phone book . . . and they’re in the process of developing a PERFUME that smells like the Yellow Pages.  (???)

Yellow Pages are a “timeless and familiar scent,”  according to them and it’s been created to “transport the mind and the senses back to the past” . . . when we used to experience the JOY of carrying around five-pound phone books.

More specifically, they say the fragrance has notes of bergamot and lemon . . . followed by the rich, woody scents of cedar and musk, with sweet vanilla.

Not a joke!

This seems like a joke, but they actually ARE making this available.  The perfume will be called “Eau de Yellow Pages,” and they’re planning on doing a “limited run” later this year.  For now, it’s unclear when and where you’d be able to get it.

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What other scents could be next?

When answering the survey question: “What odd scent do you enjoy smelling but would not want to wear?”  The answers were far ranging and surprising. Here are some of the answers they gave;

City buses, jet fuel, old books, mulch, new tires, sawdust, asphalt, play doh, diesel, vinyl shower curtains, puppy breath,WD-40, rubbing alcohol, burnt toast, wet dirt, sharpies, burnt matches, crayons, horse barn, horse manure, hardware stores, low tide, fresh tar, mimeograph paper, nail polish, rubber and last but now least…Skunk!

Maybe these would make good candle scents instead

You won’t find these and other odd smells will be featured at your favorite perfume counter anytime soon.  However, some of them would be very unique candle scents. Maybe there’s a market for these for people that prefer candles that don’t smell like, pumpkin spice or spruce. They  would rather let the smell of city bus, or old books waft through the house.



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