Which stores have trademark smells?
September 14, 2012 12:56 PM Subscribe
Which chains have trademark smells?
posted by mikesch to Shopping (56 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
A Subway always smells like a Subway, a Canadian friend tells me Shoppers Drug Mart has a unique smell in all their stores. Cinnabon's smell is a big part of their branding. I'm wondering what other chains exploit this as part of their marketing.
I'm probably not looking for examples of the generic thrift store or old bookstore smells that come about accidentally, but if there's a chain that, for example, sells new books and tries to make their stores smell like a comforting used bookstore, that's more what I'm getting at.
Maybe certain recognizable scents by season? Instead of generic Christmas smells, maybe Macy's has their own Macy's Christmas smell that's different from the Nordstrom Christmas smell (just an example)?