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You are absolutely right. US money does have a very distinct smell to it. The so-called paper is actually a blend of cotton and linen and has been treated and engineered to be very difficult to counterfeit.',
The smell you are smelling is predominantly the paper. Have you noticed that money smells a bit like musty laundry or the drawer where you keep the nice linen sheets? You are smelling the particles and fibres that have sloughed off the fabric.
I've travelled around the world many times and whenever I get a chance to whiff the local currency which I don't normally do, but you know, you just end up sniffing stuff out of cure monkey-girI curiosity, you note that it doesn't smell like the greenback. First, many currencies around the world are based upon different fabrics. One of the more popular ones coming out is synthetic fabric that smells like almost nothing. Others are made from different blends of paper, cotton and other materials. Each is different, but most smell li