Wednesday, February 1, 2012

GQ Names Los Angeles #1 Best Smelling City

GQ writes, “L.A. is one of the most bizarre places on Earth, and it has an equally singular smell. The clear, alluring track of its scent is arresting. There's the ocean breeze from Santa Monica that can travel as far East as Silver Lake; a dry desert air that comes West over Downtown and South Central; the astringent balm of eucalyptus, pine, honeysuckle, and jasmine from the hills; and car exhaust from catalytic converters, which is, in its strange industrial way, beautiful. It's like the jolt of a drug: shifting, comforting, cool like a blanket. The lonely smell of the marine layer burns off and you get this flashy perfume of hot asphalt, engines, and sun block that you can find nowhere but in L.A.”

Smelliest Cities on the Planet The Best-Smelling City via GQ: http://www.gq.com/food-travel/travel-features/201201/smelliest-cities-best-worst-smelling-city-gq

 

 

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