The Smell of Money

May 27th, 2013 by

Billion Dollar Concept Image (Computer generated image)

Counterfeiting money has become a bigger and bigger business over the years. In the last decade or so, computers and printers got nic enough that people could print reasonably accurate bills right in their own homes. Of course it was incredibly illegal, but that doesn’t stop people nearly as often as you’d think. To fight these digital age counterfeiters, countries have begun to create bills that are more advanced, with watermarks and other clever tricks. Here at your home for a cheap oil change, we love the new way Canada is securing their 100 dollar note!

Now, this hasn’t been confirmed, but Canadians are reporting that their new Benjamin (not actually Benjamins in Canada) have an awesome new identifier: the maple leaf smells like maple syrup. A lot of people are saying that it’s true, an equal amount are saying it’s just the power of suggestion, but here at buy here pay here Cincinnati, we want to believe.

“The bill smells like maple, or more precisely like immortelle. Immortelle has a herbaceous, honey scent with a hay or tobacco body,” said one Canadian. “It’s maple syrup pancakes. Sweet, rich and wonderful—a double entrendre for Canada’s new $100 bill. I love the smell of money. Ingenious.”