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The gardenia are in bloom and boy do they smell wonderful.  I wish there was a way I could post the smell of these gardenia to my post for everyone to smell. But alas, I can’t. So, sorry you’ll have to find your own gardenia bush to smell.

That reminds me of a movie that came out in 1980-81 called Polyester.  My ex took me to see it and I don’t remember much about the film other than it was touted as being in “Odorama”.  The film starred Divine and Tab Hunter, and as you entered the theater, you were given a scratch and sniff card to use during the movie. The card had numbers from 1  to maybe 6, with a scratch-able area under the number.  The whole idea was to scratch and sniff the card when the words flashed on-screen with the specific number to scratch. This allowed the audience to participate in the movie, basically, viewers could smell what they saw on-screen.  I guess it didn’t go over big because I never heard of a movie with scratch and sniff cards since then.

Scratch and sniff cards did become  popular in the advertizing industry however, allowing customers to sniff the odor of the latest perfume, or the newest scent of fabric softener.  These cards can still be found today in popular fashion magazines.


About Mme Jocelyne

Hi, I'm a transplanted northerner–(born and raised in New York to French immigrants–Oui je parle Francais)-living in Florida for 20 years. In the 70's I worked as a realtor in the Bronx – City Island to be exact. Then I started a family and didn't keep up my license. I aspired to a career in architecture, so I went to New York Institute of Technology for three years, moved to Florida and finished my degree at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After 10 years of working in my dream career I sustained an injury to my shoulder. This injury never healed because I was constantly on the computer doing cad design. I finally decided to make a career change – something where I could use my training as an architect. Needless to say, I was worried – where will the money come from? How will I be able to afford my career change? But, I put my faith in God and went for it. It’s the best move I ever made, other than my husband, children and dogs.

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