Do I Smell Like A Grapefruit Yet?


Seriously! According to the package, this “Body Fragrance” confection “aromatizes body with a sweet fragrance.” I imagined it to be kind of like eating raw garlic – except your skin is supposed to exude the attractive aroma of grapefruit instead of making everyone in the train hastily change seats – but I’ve been popping these candies like, well, candy, and I can’t tell if it’s working or not. Can one of you pop over here and take a delicate whiff, please?

I ask myself, am I feeling "brisk" yet?

Hmm, if it fails to make me smell like a large citrus fruit, I hope it’ll at least make me brisk.

If grapefruit gives you hives, how about emanating grape, berry or rose instead?

I’d rather smell like a grapefruit, but if it fails to deliver, I’ll have to try for grape, berry or rose.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery series, now out for the first time in paperback


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