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On Friday 08 April 2005 10:53 CEST, B. Garcia wrote:

 > On Apr 7, 2005 10:46 PM, Geoff Horswood
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 >
 > Metallic - I know that copper coins (or at least American
 > coinage) can have this distinct smell. You could break it
 > further into smells like "rust"

Not only American coinage and not only copper coins. I hate
this rusty smell. Even soap does not always help.

 > Just a few ideas :)

Not language related, but smell related (might be
interesting to read for you, Geoff): Do you know Patrick
Süskind's "Das Parfum" (The Perfume)? The story takes place
in France during the reign of Louis XIV. The protagonist,
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a bastard, born by a market woman,
has no own body odour, but can smell a thousand times better
than ordinary people -- he is a genius in a way, but his
character is absolutely absurd, he is totally crazy and very
cruel. Grenouille's master plan is to brew a truely vicious
perfume made from the body odour of 24 (26?) virgins that
makes people love him although he's the personified evil.
I found this book quite entertaining, but since we had to
read it in class two years ago, many people didn't like it.

Carsten

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