Ep 15; Hotel Scents

Scent is heavily tied to memory. Disney hacks it with aplomb. Hotels (especially major chains) try. With varying success.  The ladies discuss how to deal.   

 

Time Stamped Show Notes:

0:29 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio)
Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake

1:06 – Piper stayed home -> but still went to a con: Taiyou Con

6:48 – Piper met Yaya Han (an awesome cosplayer) in a bathroom

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7:49 – Main Topic -> Hotel Scents!

  • scents come from more than air fresheners and cleaners – many places like Hilton intentionally pump particular smells in
  • be careful of wearing Estee Lauder near Gail
  • lemon-scent does not necessarily mean clean
  • sniff the hotel provided shampoo (etc) before you use it
  • be on the look out for actual name brand toiletries (they’re reliably good)
  • don’t eat tea
  • Marriott changes their scents frequently
  • Renaissance typically has more subtle scents
  • Pro tip! -> many hotel toiletries have similar shaped neck joints that can join up with better lids from other hotel toiletry
  • You can ask for a “non-scented” cleaning 24-48 hours before check-in
  • Gail prefers to smell edible
  • Shower tabs (with eucalyptus) can help one recover nose-wise
  • Camfir with roller balls are both Thai and California hippy cure-alls

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24:40 – Gadgets! –>  Scent game on lock.

Gail – Steal toiletry choosedly and use bath bombs!
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Piper – Aveda Blue Oil (essential cooling oil)
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30:03 – Outro and thanks to: Producer Matt

Special thanks to Dan Sawyer of Artistic Whisper for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening; Travel smart and pack the snacks!

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