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