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Money Can’t Buy Love, But It Can Buy…

And apparently, it smells like Dark Rose & Cherries! On special at my corner drugstore, I was especially delighted to be able to stock up on handy refills at a bargain price, in case my happiness runs low any time in the future.

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The #1 hostboy at Club Nova makes a handsome living, whispering sweet nothings in the ears of women who pay him a fortune for the privilege. But the party’s over when Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura is assigned to investigate the death of…read more

Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

7 thoughts on “Money Can’t Buy Love, But It Can Buy… Leave a comment

    • I never thought of it that way! I think fragrances might be the deepest link to childhood memories though, so food aromas might make people feel good on an subconscious level. That said, I wonder if anybody sells products that smells like mashed potatoes and gravy…

    • Sorry for the tardy reply, but I had to go to the pharmacy and check, because I’d assumed it was shampoo or lotion or something like that, but I couldn’t find those words anywhere on the package!

      Guess what it REALLY is? Laundry detergent! I admit I was kind of tempted to try it, just to have socks reeking, I mean redolent, of chocolate and cherries…

    • Apologies for taking so long to answer, but it turns out there’s nothing on the package that told me exactly what Happiness consists of. (`_´)ゞ I went to the pharmacy where I’d seen it, and much to my amusement, discovered it was…laundry detergent! Also available, apparently, as Happiness-scented dryer sheets!

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