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Old 08-20-07, 04:27 PM   #1
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Stores and incense, WTH

My sister owns some apartments she rents out fully furnished. Today she had me drive the truck around as she picked up some furniture and trash baskets and the like.

[rant] What the hell is the deal with the over powering incense in some of these stores? The Pier One smelled like an experiment involving care bears and hippies went horribly wrong. And the Bed Bath & Choking was so much worse it was intolerable; as if Candy Land and The United Confederation of Pixies has been waging a chemical war.
They had to have driven away at least half of their customers, it was awful. [/rant]
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Old 08-20-07, 04:57 PM   #2
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I've noticed this, but I've never attributed it to intentional scenting, just that they sell so many scented items that the place can't help but be overpowering.
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Old 08-20-07, 05:04 PM   #3
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Also packing boxes from foreign ports pick up a lot of scents along the way. Smells are a natural part of the world, I remember the 1st whiff I get wherever I travel. Seems the U.S. is unique in its lack of scent with highly sterilized, plain environments. Similar to a lot of foods here.
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They had to have driven away at least half of their customers, it was awful.
Well, I've stopped shopping in both those stores. BTW, Allen, I read your descriptions out loud and both my housemates had pieces of dinner coming through their nostrils.
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*Siu walks in, glances around at knick knacks*
*Siu senses stale hippy scent covered by new hippy scent*
*Siu starts to feel funkay and starts to involuntary experience body shakes*
*Siu goes into sneezing fit, spraying nostril protecting dampness everywhere*
*Siu runs out of store, arms waving, mouth gaping*
*Siu collapses on sidewalk wheezing*
*Siu passes out*
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And the crap never smells like what they name it. Seductive Breeze smells like someone set fire to a loaded diaper. The prettier the name, the worse the smell. If I ever find Napalm Roasted Wildebeast incense, I may just buy some, because it would smell like mangnolia blossoms and vanilla ice cream.
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And the crap never smells like what they name it. Seductive Breeze smells like someone set fire to a loaded diaper. The prettier the name, the worse the smell. If I ever find Napalm Roasted Wildebeast incense, I may just buy some, because it would smell like mangnolia blossoms and vanilla ice cream.

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And the crap never smells like what they name it. Seductive Breeze smells like someone set fire to a loaded diaper. The prettier the name, the worse the smell. If I ever find Napalm Roasted Wildebeast incense, I may just buy some, because it would smell like mangnolia blossoms and vanilla ice cream.
Damn I'm hungry now. Waffle House for breakfast it is.
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Old 08-21-07, 05:24 AM   #10
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Ugh, I'm stuck at work already and had to eat left over mac and cheese for breakfast. Luckily, it smelled like mac and cheese.
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And the crap never smells like what they name it. Seductive Breeze smells like someone set fire to a loaded diaper. The prettier the name, the worse the smell. If I ever find Napalm Roasted Wildebeast incense, I may just buy some, because it would smell like mangnolia blossoms and vanilla ice cream.
If you get stoned out of your gourd, then the smells are named correctly. But you really got to smoke a something like a 4 inch doobie by yourself to get to that point..so a $5 candle ends up costing something like $60 to be enjoyed.
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I can get by with the incense - (cept the stuff from India - ugh) - it's the candles that kill me. Some of those pungent flavors drive a nail behind the right eyeball - and I must leave).

Oh and entering Yankee Candle stores to obtain a couple of nice smelling flavors - becomes a race against time (b4 headache).
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