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What does Holiday Inn Smell Like?

By Denny Stein

Have you noticed that personal hygiene products (soap, deodorants, shampoos and shower gels) have ambiguous if not ridiculous aroma names? For example, Parisian Evening, Matterhorn, Denali Park, Icy Sport, Glee (well, maybe not Glee).

What are these smells? In my experience, Parisian Evening might have notes of diesel fuel with a brief undertone of poodle poop. Denali Park? Oil spill mixed with pine cone covered by hoary frost. This could be a new game, like Dictionary. Which leads me to a fun little article on Budget Travel's blog, entitled "Which hotel toiletry products do you snag for the road?"

You can find it at: http://current.newsweek.com/budgettravel/2011/02/which_hotel_toiletry_products.html?wpisrc=newsletter.

Think about this quote:

"Ace hotels collaborated with Janet Jay, a soap-maker from Portland, Oregon, to stock a hand-produced line called pearl+. It reminds me so particularly of the Ace, of the feeling of adventure that comes with travel, and the thrill and comfort and beauty we hope staying in our hotel imparts," said Alex Calderwood, co-founder of the Ace hotels, of pearl+."

I always wanted to experience the smell of thrill, comfort and beauty, didn't you?

For the record, L'Occitane and Aveda are always favorites with me.

Happy Bathing.




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