(GQ) 2. Pleasantville, NY
Money changes the smell of everything, and wealthy towns where people who want to flee New York's asphalt canyons go to have gardens and lawns have scents as restricted as the covenants guarding their real estate values. Maple, oak, and pine smell cyclically different as the seasons turn, and Pleasantville's scent is based on these trees and their leaves at all stages—green, yellow, dead brown, and budding. When you close your eyes you get grass and then the smell of "America as it was," whenever that might mean for your nose. If Normal Rockwell's paintings emitted a scent, this is what it would be.
So the old P-Vegas is the second best smelling city in the ENTIRE WORLD huh? How is that even measurable? I mean don't get me wrong, I'll take the recognition. Anything to help property value, right? I guess I've just taken my crystal clear oxygen for granted these past twenty years. Not going to lie, that "America as it was" line really hits home though. I guess America as it was smelt like marijuana, pizza and nail polish.
Pleasantville = this?