The city Department of Environmental Protection is using a perfume-like chemical spray to mask a fetid stench likely emanating from a waste treatment plant.
Officials hoped the citrus-scented spray would prevent a fireworks display in Astoria Park from turning into a putrid jubilee.
— From New York using perfume spray to cover stench in Astoria, likely caused by wastewater treatment plant at Daily News.
Maybe life would be better all throughout the five boroughs if they doused all the city streets in Febreze.
Ha…that would work.
Isn’t this the second or third mass-fragrance project in NYC after a housing project in the South Bronx and a fragrance fountain in a city park? And what was that mysterious maple syrup scent?
So far as I know, the Eau de Bronx de Sud has not really been used, just proposed?
Here’s the maple syrup:
Thanks, Robin. My first guess was fenugreek which smells like maple syrup (and is often used by breastfeeding mothers), but I never imagined a fenugreek processing plant in NJ could be so powerful!
just proves my nose is weird: fenugreek doesn’t smell at all like maple syrup to me! I use it when I mix up henna paste for body painting …I use a ground/powdered form so maybe that releases more of the herbal quality of scent? (or my nose is just that weird)
Maybe your nose plays down sweet, as mine seems to amp it up. That would explain your penchant for gourmands!
Oh god. This sounds like horrible scent torture. Like when you spray cheap air freshener in the bathroom and it just smells like bathroom stench and chemical flowers.