The toy and game company Hasbro has just successfully trademarked the scent of Play-Doh. They labeled it a "combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough". Even just thinking of the scent of it brings back memories of childhood, but I wonder what they have planned. A line of Play-Doh scented candles?


What would the St. Cloud area's signature scent be? I grew up in Long Prairie, Minnesota where we had a place called Central-Bi Products. It is a place that produces animal food. It's safe to say that that would be the town's signature scent. St. Cloud's is a little bit harder to pin point. Here were a few ideas I came up with:

- Summertime by George: A combo of food truck scents and a summer evening breeze

- Park Smells: Fresh cut grass after a morning rain shower, followed by warm sunshine.

- Downtown: Fresh baked bread from Pan-O-Gold and the Dutch Maid Bakery, mixed with the urban smell of concrete and various food scents from the multiple restaurants.

What scent do you associate with St. Cloud or your home town? Let us know in the comments below!

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