Does the smell of a store entice you to buy more?

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Does the smell of a store entice you to buy more?
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Mon, 11-29-2010 - 8:23am

With our last conversation centering on smell and how it makes you feel, let's elaborate a little. Since it is shopping season, when you walk into a store-can it's smell entice you to buy more? What type scents in a store are most likely to intrigue you to browse a little more?

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Mon, 11-29-2010 - 12:08pm

I don't know about scents that entice me to buy more, but I can tell you that walking into a store and immediately being assaulted by the smell of perfumes will turn me off quickly.

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Mon, 11-29-2010 - 1:24pm

If it's a bakery/donut shop, it sure can! As my wight gain can testify!

But otherwise, smells in stores tend to drive me out since I get my asthma/headache so quickly. I HATE department stores that place perfume spritzer people near the entrance, for example, and if there is no alternative way into the store, I don't go in at all!



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Sat, 12-04-2010 - 4:20pm

Like Amy, I'm never too happy w/strong perfume smells. Whether I purchase more or not, I'm not sure. I do know that some businesses have candles burning & as soon as I walk in the door, I feel more relaxed. Christmas scents boost my spirits during the holiday.

This is kind of off topic, but I have learned not to buy scented candles such as sugar cookie or apple pie. I KNOW they entice me to eat more!!! I surely don't need that. LOL jan

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Mon, 12-06-2010 - 12:27pm
ijanis51 wrote:

This is kind of off topic, but I have learned not to buy scented candles such as sugar cookie or apple pie. I KNOW they entice me to eat more!!! I surely don't need that. LOL jan

Oh man, me too!