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Gotta agree on the Durem Depot thing. Sort of, anyway. I picture her having a small band section, with it being strikingly "convienient" that Nervegas Crisis related stuff happens to be at the front on special stands. I now wish that Durem Depot really had Gaian band merchandise in it. Damnit.
Not to mention, if H.R. Wesley were real, and it smelt like leather like you described, I would totally visit it constantly. I love the smell of leather very much.
As for other atmposheres, while trying to keep them realistic but staying true to the store appearances: I picture the JockStrap having a lot of air conditioning, no matter what weather it is. I also imagine it smelling like trainers/sneakers/whatever you wanna call it.
Crosstitch would have a bit of that 'new clothes' smell, if that makes sense, as I'd like to think of the store as putting the clothes up after they hand crafted them. I picture that despite the large look of the building there is a small counter of which Stein stands at which is pretty much the store, which gives off a small yet cozy feel. I also picture a small suggestion box in the corner somewhere which is constantly filled to the brim.
Also, I think the Faktori would be pretty loud with the sound of machines in the back, with the smell of oil overbearing the small traces of a damp smell.

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As for other atmposheres, while trying to keep them realistic but staying true to the store appearances: I picture the JockStrap having a lot of air conditioning, no matter what weather it is. I also imagine it smelling like trainers/sneakers/whatever you wanna call it. . . .

Also, I think the Faktori would be pretty loud with the sound of machines in the back, with the smell of oil overbearing the small traces of a damp smell.

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Those both make perfect sense to me. The Faktori's sale floor, though, would probably also smell a lot like leather (those leather couches, anyone?) in its furniture section. Now that I think about it, it actually might feel like a Home Depot combined with an Ikea or something.

...Wait. Faktori...like Ikea...in Aekea.

Aekea...Ikea...oh my god. It's like I've figured out the secrets of the universe.
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Rina's place would drive me insane with all that food cooking!

And I think D*C smells like rabbit and that kinda ozone smell when there's a heavy electrical charge in the air.

The Bifrost smells of explosions and fail. sweatdrop
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Sam's Body & Parts would smell like burnt rubber, like O'Reilly Auto Parts, and Phin Phang would smell like chlorine, like a pool supply store. I actually picture PP as being like a Petsmart mixed with a pool supply store mixed with some new age mom 'n' pop store. You could probably get motion-sick on Dernier*Cri, since it's flying and all. The Bifrost too.
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On top of the medical smell, Skin Tyte would probably have faint smell of different types of ink.
It smells like dead bugs. All the time.
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I'd be more worried about what the store owner and/or salespeople smell like... unwashed bodies and dirty clothes and halitosis and all that. Well at least no store NPC looks like s/he hasn't bathed for days.
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I'd imagine Durem Depot smells like new skinny jeans.

It's sort of a plasticy smell.

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has anyone mentioned Ruby's Rack or Barton Jeweler's yet?
i feel like ruby's shop would smell like floral air freshener for the most part; she strikes me as the kind of person to have bottles of it on hand or have those plug-in things. peyo probably runs around the store spraying it everywhere too.
agatha totally has her place smelling like older-but-still-high-end perfume all the time, with an underlying smell of metal and jewelry-cleaning products. it's sort of a nice clean smell.

and i feel like josie would regularly have her store smelling like different incense, like to sell the new stuff she's gotten in or to lure people to come in--sandalwood one day, sage another, jasmine, cedar, patchouli, chamomile...she's probably really hands-on in the store too and likes to talk to people about the incense and tea and stuff she sells; like a much more cozy version of world market or something.
buttercup cafe would smell so good ahhh
i like to think that rina has little tables set up around her cart/stand thing that people can sit at to eat their snacks and things, and she probably comes out and chats with everyone while she's delivering food.
gambino outfitters would definitely be this really open beachside boutique--i think sasha would have the doors and windows open all the time, she'd probably play pop music and the place would smell like the ocean and fruity perfume
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Barton Boutique would smell like plastic and Halloween costumes.

Durem Depot would smell of emo, pleather, and have loud punk and death metal blasting.

Gambino Outfitters would have that weird GAP smell, like all the clothing is super starched and made to be way to small when you try it on, only to be too big when you wash it.

Global Imports just seems like it would smell like curry powder, loud incense oil, and have strange masks from all over the Gaian world one every wall.

H&R Wesley has that new car smell, from the fresh construction and high end millionaire clothing.

The Jock Strap would smell like Liam sweat. He'd get bored and be working out right near the front door so you see his pecks.

Ruby's Rack smells of lotion, scented candles, soaps and ladies perfume. Also duck poop, since Peyo got a real duck companion.

Junk in the Trunk smells strongly of that bottled deer urine. He'd spray and pee everywhere to mark his territory... I don't go there much because of that thought.

Crosstitch would have a vague smell of undeath. It would also smell of candy and fruit too because I'd like to think those two kinds of clothing are scented to cover up Steins undeath smell.

La Victoire smells like what a bank vault might smell like. They might have some chocolates laid out, and fresh flowers, to make you feel better about spend large a bunch of money and looking at the stacks of money those two rack in from their fancy item stash.

Mecha Neko would definitely smell of cherry blossoms, they are all over outside. Also PVC because there are figurines in the background and usually they are made of PVC.

Phin Phang smells of fish, salt water, and any kind of fish food, it's all over the place.

Barton Jewelers would smell of old lady fake flowers, and alcohol swabs, since Agatha pierces ears.

Salon Durem smell of perm, all salons smell like a perm, all the time.

Skin Tyte would smell like a Head Shop to me... I just see Natasha and (old)Devin being in that sort of group. I can't think oh him as new Devin, unless that's just a split personality or something...

Sam's Body & Parts would smell of grease and Gojo, and orange smelling mechanic soap.

Back Alley Bargains smells of sex and old underpants, since he leaves them all over the place. I have found 3 so far, and that is just nasty man.

Buttercup Cafe has a strong scent. It's way to strong to stand around since there are so many smells. Meat pies, sweet pastries, chocolates, cheeses, coffee and tea, lots of roasting meats, and a large amount of fake and real flowers. It's so overwhelming, no wonder Rina is crazy.

The Ole Fishing Hole smells of dead fish and catfish bait. Bleh, catfish bait.

Prize & Joy smells like Cigarettes and Alcoholic beverages. What else are you going to do while gambling your money away.

The Tree House smells like a Gumball tree, or maybe a Maple.

The Faktori smells like car exhaust, oil, and whatever an Ikea smells like.

The Bifrost smells like gunpowder and old underpant, in fact there are a lot of places in Gaia that those plaid undergarments seem to be all over.

Dernier Cri smells like magic and unicorns, which is what I think Brennivin would smell like emotion_kirakira .

Why did I spend my time talking about 24 shops and their various smells. This is something the artists should be doing. Man, we have 24 shops, that is way larger than any mini mall...
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La Victoire would have that "new car smell" cool

H&R surely smell of expensive cologne and Dos Equis.

I don't know what but I have this good feeling that Ruby's Rack would smell the best of all the shops.
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La Victoire would have that "new car smell" cool

H&R surely smell of expensive cologne and Dos Equis.

I don't know what but I have this good feeling that Ruby's Rack would smell the best of all the shops.


I just get the feeling Ruby's Rack smells like bath & body works, to cover up the smell of water fowl....
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La Victoire would have that "new car smell" cool

H&R surely smell of expensive cologne and Dos Equis.

I don't know what but I have this good feeling that Ruby's Rack would smell the best of all the shops.


I just get the feeling Ruby's Rack smells like bath & body works, to cover up the smell of water fowl....

Peyo likes ducks. Not so sure he actually has one.
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La Victoire would have that "new car smell" cool

H&R surely smell of expensive cologne and Dos Equis.

I don't know what but I have this good feeling that Ruby's Rack would smell the best of all the shops.


I just get the feeling Ruby's Rack smells like bath & body works, to cover up the smell of water fowl....

Peyo likes ducks. Not so sure he actually has one.

He does, Ruby gave it to him to replace the thought of "Hey, YEAH, who is my dad anyways..."
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La Victoire would have that "new car smell" cool

H&R surely smell of expensive cologne and Dos Equis.

I don't know what but I have this good feeling that Ruby's Rack would smell the best of all the shops.


I just get the feeling Ruby's Rack smells like bath & body works, to cover up the smell of water fowl....

Peyo likes ducks. Not so sure he actually has one.

He does, Ruby gave it to him to replace the thought of "Hey, YEAH, who is my dad anyways..."

I demand more focus on this duck. They left that event hanging, bad.
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I'd probably choose to hang in Ian store then. I love costume stores, it's like being in a different magical world where you can be anything.
I think Prize and Joy would look like a Daiso or a really nice dollar store crossed with those stores where you cash in you tickets in real life. A bit minimal but nicer looking then those places where you cash in you tickets with nice shelf's and stuff. It would still smell of tickets, gold and old goals. A bit of a childish casino vibe.

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