>> Saturday, December 19, 2009
The air freshener in the ladies' room at work describes its scent as follows:
And yet, if you turn the can just a titch, this is the list of ingredients. I admit they're not that bad compared with a lot of other chemicals out there (e.g., toxicity for the second chemical on the list with all those % signs and the dimethyl benzyl ammonium saccharinate is "slight"), but they're still not something I want to breathe deeply.
So okay. Um, no. In case you were still wondering, the scent of this stuff bears pretty much no relation to a lungful of fresh clean outdoors air.
Who comes up with the names for these scents? Do they take their jobs seriously? Or do they name things with a little tongue in cheek, knowing the American public will buy the advertising, hook, line and sinker? Mere idle curiosity.