Many Apple Stores have an odd fragrance, most notable when entering the store. What’s causing the body odor-like smell? Rocco Pendola investigated:
You would think if the presence of what even Santa Monica Apple Store employees I spoke with define as B.O. has been a recurring problem elsewhere, management in charge of retail operations would have taken steps to safeguard future stores, particularly the brand’s most important ones. If you can hardly smell cigarette smoke in the best Vegas casinos, you shouldn’t be able to whiff stale sweat inside one of the world’s premier retail outlets.
Yet, the Santa Monica store has a distinct odor, probably not unlike that of the Apple Store in the nearby Ala Moana shopping center which differs from both the Waikiki and Kahala Mall stores within just a few miles.