Four Osaka, Japan-based companies have been working to mask the unpleasant odor of vacuum trucks used to collect sewage from homes. What scent did they pick? Maybe a nice potpourri? How about just odorless? Nope, according to an announcement on September 29, the vacuum trucks can now emit a sweet-smelling chocolate odor.
This product had its origin in Yamamoto Fragrance and Shikibo’s 2011 ‘Deo Magic’ deodoriser. This former project has been put to use in diapers and pet products, and the company decided to expand the product to the lubricant used in vacuum trucks. The company Toho will begin selling the oil this October, with a going rate of 35,000 yen for a 20 litre can.
A test run of the product was done, and the companies involve claim they saw positive results back from everyone in the community.
It’s a somewhat…unfortunate choice. As one Twitter user pointed out: “Why did they have to use the smell of something brown? They should’ve used a fresh orange fragrance instead.”
I agree. The most wondrous food on Earth known as chocolate should not be tainted with this nonsense. However, I am happy to hear that the truck driver’s are apparently very happy about this development. (They might’ve been equally happy with potpourri though. I’m just saying)
via Rocket News 24