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« on: March 18, 2009 07:17:07 PM »

Did anyone else get the DMC email about the scented threads? 
Here's the link that arrived in my email:   http://www.shopdmc.com/spec117scentassts.html

I can't decide if they are going to be something I am dying to try, or if they will just smell like a mix of bad perfume and the scented kid's markers. 

I admit, the idea of sniff-able cross stitch is a rather fascinating novelty, but I'm not sure how great it would be if there is a lot of scent transfer onto my hands or other things. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009 08:33:12 PM »

I almost posted this! I read the email this morning and couldn't decide if it was completely weird or awesomely weird. Kinda want some now, though. It's only a temporary scent but the novelty of it all is enticing.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009 03:57:09 AM »

I came across these awhile ago in some x-stitch patterns I "acquired" . I got the impression they were distributed in Europe, and Asia. I had never seen them in stores here.
They also came in a kit so you could stitch  a pattern based on the scent, so for vanilla there was a vanilla flower and bean, lavender topiaries etc. Lily of the valley? You'd smell of old ladies!
I was/am very intrigued and somewhat...repulsed (that may be too strong a word) by the whole idea of them.
I mean, how strong is the scent? What happens when it goes "off"? Because all scented things eventually fade and go off.

Has anyone seen them in stores?
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009 08:20:53 AM »

artificial smells like that give me a headache Sad  i think i'll avoid these.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009 05:03:29 PM »

i got the e-mail too, i'm pretty sure that i remember reading that the smell eventually washes out if you launder the product, but it seemed that the number of wash cycles for the smell to completely fade out was quite high, maybe 20?!!?!?!?

as for me, i'm allergic to scented air fresheners and perfumes so i'll totally not be buying the scented thread.  i was at joanns and hobby lobby this past week and didn't see them there.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009 06:13:28 PM »

I'm so curious about them. I got the e-mail too. I think I'm going to try them. I'm very intrigued. I'm betting they smell like those smelly flavored markers we had as kids. Scary yet you can't quit smelling them.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009 08:51:50 PM »

I'm so curious about them. I got the e-mail too. I think I'm going to try them. I'm very intrigued. I'm betting they smell like those smelly flavored markers we had as kids. Scary yet you can't quit smelling them.  Cheesy
I know which ones you mean!  If you do happen to pick them up, I'd love to know if one of them smells like the light blue (I think it was blueberry?) marker.  That was my favorite and I know I'd love it just for something silly.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2009 10:57:13 AM »

I'm so curious about them. I got the e-mail too. I think I'm going to try them. I'm very intrigued. I'm betting they smell like those smelly flavored markers we had as kids. Scary yet you can't quit smelling them.  Cheesy

OMG I remember those markers now!!!!  I think my fave was the brown cuz it smelled like cinnamon!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2009 02:03:41 PM »

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smelly flavored markers we had as kids

Ah, Mr. Sketch markers (I used to call them Mr. Smelly markers as a kid lol ) my kids have these!
The light blue one is...mango, why I don't know, blue is blueberry.

My, fave was also the brown cinnamon ! That and the black licorice !

But anywho the scent in the floss is supposed to last 20 washes....or 1 month. I think it's a really bizarre product, especially nowadays with loads of people being scent sensitive and all.
And I was at my local Michaels today and they didn't have any.
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2009 03:26:22 PM »

I checked my local fabric store and they didn't have them either. I'm just gonna buy a few online and see. I know it's probably gonna be bad but I can't resist.
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