Putrid, Wretched, and Loved by Millions: Smuggling Forbidden Fruit
This week, Abigail talked about requests made by complete strangers that she not wear perfume in their presence during the holidays. Seeing this video on the dread fruit Durian reminded me of her comments. It also reminds me of my daily routine at work, where I hide perfume in my bag and sniff from the bottle furtively, lest someone in the next room cough or sneeze or clear his or her throat in a way which is intended to indicate displeasure at something I myself can barely smell and find it hard to believe anyone else can at all.
Imagine, watching the following clip, that the subject, instead of the fruit in question, is perfume. It's not such a stretch: