A number of years ago I had an idea which, had I been able to perfect it / patent it / sell it, could have brought in a tidy sum. I have since seen the thing, so I know it was possible. My idea was to, instead of simply mirroring the outside surface of sunglasses, put a see-through holographic image on the lens — clever, huh? Images of eyeballs, national flags, insects — the possibilities are endless.)
Today I had another one: make auto upholstery scratch-and-sniff, so that when the driver or passenger slides in, the upholstery releases a scent. Obviously. this would have to be an option, since some folks are sensitive to smells and/or the chemicals that produce them.
Smokey and I had a good time with this.
You could make the scent match the car's exterior paint:
- Yellow car = lemon-scented upholstery.
- Bright red car = strawberry-scented upholstery.
- Dark red car = black cherry-scented upholstery.
- Blue car = blueberry-scented upholstery.
- Black car = licorice-scented upholstery.
Or, for luxury cars, you could upgrade the scent, and give every color car wine-scented upholstery.
- Red car = cabernet sauvignon
- Pale beige car = champagne
Smokey thought that French car makers would go farther and have one of the wine scents; everyone knows the French have highly descriminating noses, right? Citroens and Renaults and Peugeots would offer, besides the above-listed choices, chablis, chardonnay, chennin blanc, merlot, pinot grigio, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, and sauterne. In Germany, all cars would offer scents of gewürtztraminer, liebfraumilch, and rieslingale. plus, of course, lager, pilsner, and stout.
All brown cars would smell of shit.
And to the French, all German cars would smell like that.