Perfume Article: Sweet Smell of New Jersey?


In the fall, the denizens of New York City and New Jersey noticed a strange smell reminiscent of maple syrup. A number of theories as to its origins have resurfaced, from terrorist attacks to fragrance and flavor industry emissions. New Jersey seems to be the prime suspect of the smell. New York Times article continue to probe the origins of smell, including interviews with companies such as International Flavor & Fragrances, which has two plants in New Jersey, in Hazlet (Monmouth County) and Dayton (Middlesex County). Read it here.

I apologize for the lack of promised article on Paul & Joe Bleu today, however since it is the last day of my vacation, there are certain things I must finish before classes start again. Hence, I am taking a day off from Bois de Jasmin to enjoy the last real weekend before the end of May. Have a wonderful day, everyone! Please come back Monday for my article on Bleu, an oriental ambery fragrance by Bourdon.


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  • annE: Have a great weekend! January 6, 2006 at 8:15am Reply

  • co: DON’T even apologize! just enjoy your precious time to the fullest. Especially if it’s doing NOTHING, which is always the best part 😉 January 6, 2006 at 4:16am Reply

  • Robin: Enjoy the weekend off, V!! January 6, 2006 at 11:52am Reply

  • Marina: Have a great restful weekend, V! As for the smell in NYC, they should have called Ghostbusters 😀 January 6, 2006 at 9:13am Reply

  • Laura: V, you are the hardest working person I know. You are a crack PhD student at one of our best universities and yet you have created and maintain this fabulously informative and compelling blog, with daily entries! My word, woman—take the weekend off and enjoy it!! January 6, 2006 at 9:13am Reply

  • Christina H.: You give that noggin of yours a rest,will ya?!! January 6, 2006 at 8:22pm Reply

  • mreenymo: You enjoy your weekend, darling!

    Unfortunately, I may not “see” you again for a couple of weeks, because I got placed on a jury yesterday. So, please excuse my absence, but know that I am thinking about you.

    Have a great return to school!

    Hugs and love! January 7, 2006 at 6:19pm Reply

  • BoisdeJasmin: Thank you very much to everyone! I had a very nice weekend, and I feel ready to start working on all of my projects again. January 8, 2006 at 11:21pm Reply

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