Commuters waiting for their ride are presented with a chrome cylinder, the inside glowing blue, labeled “Try Street Perfume.” If they’re bold enough to stick their mitts into the mystery orifice, they’re rewarded with a spritz of hyperlocal fragrance—this week’s is “Economic Development”; “Hollywood Springtime” is next week’s offering.
[Alan] Nakagawa is the very first ”Creative Catalyst Artist-in-Residence” at the L.A. Department of Transportation, a year-long gig that involves working with the agency’s Vision Zero team to reimagine how people perceive streets.
— Read more at How One L.A. Bus Stop Became a Depot for Experimental Perfumes at CityLab.
Love this! I would be sticking my mitt in there every day
It’s a cute idea, and way better than scenting the whole bus stop. I like the voluntary aspect.
Heh, Chandler Burr said people in LA do not wear perfume. This may be a way to reintroduce perfume to the masses