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The Sweet Smell of Excess

that freshen the air inside have come a long way scented cardboard conifers dangling from rear-view and golden crowns started from the dashboards of livery

Sniffing Out Bargains


Now, the drive to deliver pleasure may have reached its with the Maybach Zeppelin, a edition limousine #151; to 100 units worldwide #151; Mercedes-Benz’s ultraluxury division. In to lambskin carpets and engraved Champagne flutes, the car, resurrects a nameplate from the is available with a perfume

The heart of this scent is an illuminated Plexiglas globe set on the console, suggesting a fortune crystal ball. Its pump is by a thumbwheel in the rear compartment; in without a partition between the there is also a button the steering wheel. The device off automatically after 10 minutes or so.

It comes with three perfume vials; two fragrances by Givaudan of Switzerland are supplied as of the atomizer option. (Givaudan to have created the first fragrance, Shocking, for Elsa in 1937.)

Owners are not restricted to the perfumes #151; they can the hand-blown receptacles with own scents.

Maybach 57 Zeppelin

The perfume atomizer adds about $5,000 to the price of the Maybach 57 Zeppelin which costs nearly in Germany; the larger Maybach 62 lists for more than

Of course, there are less alternatives for custom-scenting a vehicle. parts stores and car washes fragrance devices with liquid and gel forms of coconut, or patchouli. Some still from the mirror, though innovations include gadgets sit in cup holders or attach to air vents.

The dangling evergreen, mostly in the Trees brand, now comes in including citrus, vanilla, or piña colada, and in the likeness of Sam or the Virgin of Guadalupe. Others, Scent a Vent’s Elegant attach to the air vent. It comes in as does a fluffy pink pig Animal Farm.

Drivers in Japan have flavoring their cars’ air in dozens of clever ways. dispensers sold in Tokyo are in the United States at the accessory Auto Freak, which has at the Mitsuwa Marketplace in Edgewater, and in San Francisco and Costa Mesa, There is even aromatherapy for the offering tranquillity in the form of a Lavender spray bottle. The behind this product is naturally, Carma.

More Articles in Automobiles A version of this article in print on March 1, 2009, on AU2 of the New York edition.

Maybach 57 Zeppelin
Maybach 57 Zeppelin
Maybach 57 Zeppelin
Maybach 57 Zeppelin
Maybach 57 Zeppelin


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