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Police hot on the scent of crime
March 14, 2007 3:26 PM   Subscribe

Indian police smell pretty. Police in an Indian province are airing a new strategy for crime fighting and community relations: "Police in India’s Western state of Gujarat are to wear new uniforms impregnated with the fragrance of flowers and citrus to help improve their image."
posted by dbarefoot (21 comments total)

Some indian administrator must have read or seen the 'Perfume'.

But the power of smell is awesome.
posted by homodigitalis at 3:35 PM on March 14, 2007

That's interesting because I was planning on impregnating my clothes with the frangrance of whiskey, cigarettes, and gunpowder so that I smell more intimidating.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 3:36 PM on March 14, 2007 [2 favorites]

I wasn't aware that fragrance was something that could "impregnate," but then I learn something new every day.
posted by blucevalo at 3:46 PM on March 14, 2007

posted by Smart Dalek at 4:01 PM on March 14, 2007

Secret Life of Gravy: I can attest that that is a very effective fragrance. Every day, people at work avoid me, probably because of their awe at my powerfully intimidating smell.
posted by quin at 4:02 PM on March 14, 2007

I love the smell of victory in the morning. It smells of... morning glory and lemon peel.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:02 PM on March 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

There's curry joke in here somewhere...but I'm not going to be the one to make it.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 4:03 PM on March 14, 2007

There's A curry joke...
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 4:04 PM on March 14, 2007

As long as they don't commit the error of making their uniforms smell like lavender & pumpkin pie. That could be awkward...
posted by miss lynnster at 4:06 PM on March 14, 2007

Freshening the long armpit of the law.
posted by Aloysius Bear at 4:09 PM on March 14, 2007 [1 favorite]

There's A curry joke...
In other new, Mrs. Curry objects to the Indian police copying her signature perfume.
posted by pantsrobot at 4:13 PM on March 14, 2007

heh. i posted this recently, but..

She said, "Mac?" I said, "Yeah, that's my name." Said, "Can I ask you a question?" I said, "Yeah." "Does pussy taste like pumpkin pie?" Made me mad as hell. I said, "Don't ask me no damn question like that - I ain't never had no pumpkin pie!"
posted by phaedon at 4:14 PM on March 14, 2007

dammit, new = news
posted by pantsrobot at 4:16 PM on March 14, 2007

There's a cheese it the cops joke in there as well, but damned if I can figure it out.
posted by IndigoJones at 4:29 PM on March 14, 2007

They're obviously doing this just to curry favor with the locals.

There. Everyone happy now?
posted by Cyrano at 4:45 PM on March 14, 2007

They should beware of crims with sharp noses:

"I think I smell the police!"
posted by bad grammar at 6:03 PM on March 14, 2007

Smell the glove.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:22 PM on March 14, 2007

This sounds like the perfect excuse for infidelity.

"No, honey. I haven't been with another woman. My clothes always smell like this. It's in the cotton."

I can already smell the bullshit.
posted by inconsequentialist at 11:57 PM on March 14, 2007

This makes me think of the game "No One Lives Forever II" in a whole new scent.
posted by Eekacat at 5:08 AM on March 15, 2007

awesome. now you can smell the fuzz coming.
posted by Doorstop at 6:41 AM on March 15, 2007

Great idea. It's so much more pleasant to have bribes extorted from you by somebody who smells nice.
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:50 PM on March 15, 2007

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