Now Your Floor Can Smell Like New Zealand

As part of my long-term challenge to learn German, I’m watching much more German TV than I used to to improve my ability to understand spoken German. Since I’m watching more TV, I’m also watching more ads.  I’m enjoying this as I am starting to get a better understanding of the products available for sales.  The majority of them are the same as you can buy nearly everywhere else in the world, but once in a while you come across a product that makes you think ‘what the?’

As I sat and watch Game of Thrones in German, an ad for this product came on

Floor cleaner that smells like New Zealand

That’s right, your floors can smell like New Zealand!

I’m not exactly sure what New Zealand is supposed to smell like.  Sheep? Hobbits? Or why on earth anyone would want their floors to smell like New Zealand.  It just strikes me as really strange.  Then again, I guess here in Germany, New Zealand is an exotic, far away destination instead of the small island next door.

I’m really tempted to buy this just so I can find out what New Zealand smells like when you live in Germany.


6 thoughts on “Now Your Floor Can Smell Like New Zealand

  1. I’m imagining it smells “fresh & pure” like sea spray, cut grass and slightly citric, a hint of kiwifruit.

    If there’s need for an oven cleaner the Germans will probably called Australia: harsh and abrasive, like sand in your cozzies, the Road Warrior, dingos stealing babies and Lara Bingle demanding “Where the bloody hell are ya?”

    Of course neither stereotypes are fair or truly representative, and you’re right that looking at NZ from Europe looks far away and exotic, different than living next door to them. They have been successful in milking a positive image of what is a small, earthquake prone, cold & wet country.

  2. Ha ha ha! Brilliant!
    See, I’ve always wondered about ‘ocean’ scented stuff. Do you really want your house to smell of salt, fish and rotting sea animals and plants?

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