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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.

If you can’t smell like a grapefruit, the next best thing is reading a novel set in Tokyo

“A genuinely gripping crime thriller which wrong-foots and perplexes the reader throughout, drawing us in emotionally . . . Highly recommended.” Raven Crime Reads

For nine years, Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura thought his mother’s death was an accident. Then he gets a call, and his life begins to unravel. Because if it wasn’t an accident…what was it? Read more

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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!

3 thoughts on “Do I Smell Like A Grapefruit Yet? Leave a comment

    • According to the reviews I’ve seen online, rose is the one that works best! If you try it, tell me if it works! I found these at what looked like a pop-up store called “Halloween Party” (although it was a lot bigger thanmost pop-up stores). It’s on that long passageway between the Marunouchi line (C exits) and the Hibiya/Ginza lines (A & B exits) at Ginza Station.

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