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Seinfeld fans probably remember when Kramer invented a perfume that smelled like the beach. Jerry liked the idea, but a friend of Kramer's didn't, remarking "Do you think people are going to pay $80 a bottle to smell like dead fish and sea weed? That's why people take showers when the come home from the beach. It's an objectionable, offensive odor."

Now a Microsoft sales VP has an equally silly idea -- money-scented perfume and cologne. Patrick McCarthy heard that in Japan they pump the smell of money into various workplaces making employees work harder.

McCarthy's theory is the smell of fresh cash will give the wearer more confidence. And how much will this morale boost cost? A mere $35 dollars. Of course if you want to save money, just rub that $35 dollars all over your body!

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/26/2011 at 1:18 PM


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