From our “We-can’t-make-this-stuff-up Department” comes news that Hasbro has indeed trademarked the smell of Play-Doh, which they call “the smell of childhood.” It’s describes as a unique scent formed through the combination of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla-like fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, and the natural smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.
We checked, and, yes, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has indeed granted a few trademark fragrances. Back in 2015, the Mental Floss site compiled a list that is worth your time
We here at the Gorge Country Media Implausible Ideas Dept came up with a short list of scents that should NEVER be granted trademark.
- Wet Dog
- Socks left for three years behind the washing machine
- Grandpa’s bowling shoes
- Outhouse in the summer
- Mysterious mold-covered substance found in Tupperware container at the back of the fridge