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Scratch and sniff

Scratch and sniff

There was a whole craze for stationery that smelt fruity. I went through an apple phase, with apple glue paste (bought in France - probably wouldn't have been allowed in the UK), an apple note pad and then even got Woodley Green Apple soap, shampoo and some Yves Rocher apple eau de toilette so that the whole smell thing was uniformed. From apples I moved on to peaches.

Then I tried some strawberry products, but the synthetic smell didn't seem to work well and had the tendancy to give and odour more like something an animal may have deposited on your carpet rather than something fruity, clean and refreshing.


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Scratch and Sniff Last post by Grosh62
18 September 2010

Do You Remember Scratch and sniff?

Do You Remember Scratch and sniff?

  • Anonymous user
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    I had a scratch n sniff t-shirt with a picture of fruit on it, and soon found out as a six year old that hundreds of scratches from your friends hurt !, somehow I dont think the marketing people thought of that !
  • Jubblyjue
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    During the 80s scratch and sniff stickers were everywhere. They were small, circular stickers which had various scents when you scratched them, including grape, bubblegum, popcorn and, if you were really unlucky, a smelly old boot. They all displayed a jolly picture to give you a bit of warning, thankfully.
  • Anonymous user
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    A saturday morning kids programme did a 'scratch & sniff' tv special where you had to buy their magazine (cunning marketing ploy there!) to get the card, then as they walked to different rooms they indicated what item to scratch n sniff. It had a roast chicken on it which smelled nothing like chicken, but the smell was lovely & I can still remember it now!
  • Anonymous user
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    I collected scratch n sniff stickers along with my friend. Things like fresh cut grass, fresh air, taco's, baby powder, Oil, birthday cake, pickle, old tires, bad breath, root beer. Ive still got the collection and wonder if they still smell or not?? Then I remember the smelly felt tip pens, just fruit smells but really strong and the ink never used to come off your fingers!
  • Anonymous user
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    Scratch n sniff stickers were the best. But my fondest memories were of scratch n sniff books that seem to have disappeared from existence nowdays. Can't remember the titles but they'll be in my memory forever!!! Ahhh! Bring back scratch n sniff ! : )
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have my same scratch and sniff stickers that I had when I was a kid..I had some very bizarre ones like a skunk, and fresh cut grass..
  • Anonymous user
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    There was a scratch and sniff thing at the panto once. Cards were given out to everyone and you scratched it when told, smelling the giants underpants was not very pleasant!
  • Anonymous user
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    Scratch and Sniff stickers rock!! I loved smelling them, but was careful not to get carried away and scratch too much. Didn't want to scratch off the paper and all of the smell. I'll think I still have my sticker books. I remember trading stickers with other kids at recess. Neato.
  • Anonymous user
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    I had loads of scratch n sniff stickers, stuck all over my wardrobe. The best was grape as it in no way smelt of grape but fermenting fruit. There were also rubbers and pencils that smelt of food. I remember a girl in my class who had everything that smelt of coffee! How vile!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    I had a weird mix of differently scented stickers from popcorn and bubblegum to old shoes and a skunk. Wore out my album through excessive scratching!