Posted by Platypus on August 09, 2004
In Reply to: New car smell posted by Lotg (OZ) on August 09, 2004
: : "New Car Smell" is just that. The smell of a newly manufactured automobile (esp) gives off the odor of newly made cushions, interior cloth and leathers, metals painted and the smell of a new engine (s opposed to an older engine smell.).
: : Although no one who has been an owner of, or a passenger within a new car, would never identify "New Car Smell" as being anything outstanding, the very pride of ownership adds much pleasure in it s combined mixtures, or , :newness"
: : A first-time owner of a reasonably decent car identifies that new-car-smell as anything that was prevalent to its existence - say, buttered popcorn...anything but tobacco smoke, unless you're a smoker.
: But of course it's the same all over, and it's a very exciting thing, is the 'new car smell'. Shame you can't bottle it really.
: BUT - just how exciting that new car smell is, can vary from car to car. eg. the smell of a brand new Ford Laser (dunno if you have them in other countries), can hardly compare with the 'new car smell' emitted from a leather seated Jag.
: You be careful Ward... You could get too excited by that new car smell.
But wait,you can have your cake and eat it too!
It may not come in a bottle, but you can buy it impregnated into a miniture-cardboard-pine-tree.
Incidently, that "new Car" smell has more to do with the epoxies and resins used to stick everything together than with the car parts.