The scent of an unopened MacBook has been captured by a French perfume house which claims to have created a fragrance reminiscent of that accompanying the unboxing of an Apple gadget. No, it's not for commercial use; Apple has surely patented the smell of its products anyway. It's for an art project, but considerable effort has …
In case your smelling wrong
Re: Get some
Or if you're spelling wrong.
Oh. My. Fucking. Gawd/ess.
What a completely useless waste of time and money.
Remind me to ignore anything from "Air Aroma" in the future. Ta.
way too far
ok, this is pretty much the limit for me, if i see (or smell) a fanboi smelling like that, i WILL punch them in the face.
I mean come on, it would be more then deserved.
Re: way too far
No jury in the land would convict you. Go ahead, with my blessing.
@Geoff Campbell RE: "No jury in the land would convict you."
What would one plead? Self-defence, provocation or both?
Re: @Geoff Campbell RE: "No jury in the land would convict you."
Ah, good question. Provocation with a sub-text of artistic integrity, I think.
Re: way too far
more than deserved.
Re: way too far
Go on, be a spelling nazi to the none native English speaker.
I bet i would still beat you at a spelling bee :P
Re: way too far
It's 'non' and 'I' and 'Nazi' not 'none' and 'i' and 'nazi'. Or were you being ironic?
I can see a market for this...
Imagine it is those Darth Vader ("I felt your presents") days in the run up to Christmas.
The kids are vigorously shaking the mysterious parcels left beneath the tree. From one box comes the distinctive smell of an unopened XBox, Playstation or iPad.
This is surprising as the donor is their much insulted and tormented Aunt Bessie, whose lot unexpectedly improves in the following days.
On Christmas morning the wrappings are torn off the same present to reveal ... a pullover that even Noel Edmonds would decline to wear.
Aunt Bessie punches the air in a silent "Yes!".
Re: I can see a market for this...
I think you're being rather unfair to aunt Bessie, she does marvellous Yorkshire puds when you can't be arsed to do your own.
I love the smell of...
...overheating iPad's in the morning.
Re: I love the smell of...
ai, ai, ai!
Now I know why it's sometimes called 'Wiffi'
should I ignore the fashion
or go buy the book?
Sod that - Get these Boffins working on New Game Smell
With the decline of physical media, coupled with smaller/no manuals in the ones you do get, we need to capture that magical smell of the first unwrap for future generations before it's extinct.
There will be new smells
Don't try to preserve our crappy 2012 smells: there will be new ones in the future that will be equally tantalising due to their novelty. I just hope they remain good, honest, unavoidable smells from the factory rather than engineered-in strawberry flavour that's been put in at the injection-moulding machine.
Failing that, we should have good meccano / mamod smells put in with our new shinies - that'll surely confuse people. Sewing-machine oil, anyone?
Of course it's not for sale...
...if it was, it'd be the first perfume ever to come with its own Material Safety Data Sheet.
I bought a wired Apple keyboard recently, and the stink of volatile chemicals from it was so bad it actually gave me headaches - and I'm not sensitive to solvents generally. What it smelled like was electronic switch cleaner, which is hexane/pentane -- neither of which are at all pleasant to inhale.
Something like this has been done already
Could have been a hoax...
...but i remember reading in MacFormat years ago that some company were going ahead to sell a perfume called iPong based on the same smell. The bottle was the shape of a G4 iMac base with the spray nozzle where the screen arm came out
Magic (apple) Tree!
'I remember seeing car fresheners being offered for sale... vanilla, pine, and 'new car smell'. This might have been before the scaremongering around the VOCs and other residual nasties left over from the rubbers, glues, foams etc used in making the car.
It is easy to imagine that sticking our nose into something we have just opened is a survival trait... 'is it fresh enough to eat?'. Many people like to savour the smell after breaking thee seal on a pack of coffee.
Re: Magic (apple) Tree!
Smells like chinese sweat.
Mixed with n-hexane.
Instinctive but strange
It's interesting for an art show.
The interesting part is actually that any smell, it doesn't even have to be related to Apple can remind you of a significant moment. In this case though opening up a new Apple product will of course give off a smell, like it or not, assuming most people experience opening up their apple gadgets as an exciting moment the smell is eventually associated with it.
I guess thats why people sometimes like a new car smell, doesn't smell great really, but it's a momentous occasion that linked to a scent.
Re: Instinctive but strange
There was the instance of the chap who had just gone to collect his new company car - but rejected it because "it doesn't smell new", and told them to get one which DID smell new!
Copying something belonging to Apple?
I feel a lawsuit brewing.....
Surely the predominant smell of a new iProduct being opened is that of 'Harry Monk', to borrow from our Cockney chums.
Follow up products
"Eau de Amstrad" - A delicate fragrance of sweat, beards and fear.
"Eau de Sinclair" - The delightful aroma of rubber.
"Eau de Dell" - Essentially the same as the Apple scent but in a plastic bottle.
A-ha! I can see it all now. Obviously in preparation for NEXT year's April 1st.
Couldn't you just
Couldn't you just have made do with the headline and a one-line article that said, "Okay, fire away with your usual, dreary anti-Apple comments'?
Re: Couldn't you just
Not bothered reading the "dreary anti-Apple comments"?
I can see the the hipsters wearing this
That is, ironically, while they drivel on about how they used i(whatever) before it was cool, but now use Blackberrys/Nokias because they're more "ironic".
does it come in a pretty box?
So, how did they get the smell of fanboi ejaculate or is that question one I really don't want the answer to?