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Why Does the Barclays Center Smell Like a Calvin Klein Store?

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As it turns out, the Barclays Center has a signature scent, and it's not that of wings and $10 beers. An unnamed source via DNAinfo thinks the citrusy smell is the product of ScentAir, a company that manufactures custom smells and then pumps them through the vents. (The article adds that the chocolate smell at the Hershey's store in Times Square is also a ScentAir creation, and not just the smell of the shop's actual chocolate inventory.)

Twitter takes the debate a step further: "Barclays Center [is] an impressive venue but whole place smells like a Calvin Klein store. Exclusive olfactory sponsor of the Nets?" DNAinfo reached out to Calvin Klein, who actually is a Barclays sponsor, but they declined to comment—as did ScentAir.
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