Best aroma inside an ATM (2008)

Bank of America ATM

It doesn't take much to improve the banking experience. The Bank of America ATM next door to Beard Papa picks up the desserterie's gentle wafts of cream puff fillings through the wall throughout the day, giving the space a scent not unlike that of the Warm Vanilla Sugar products from Bath & Body Works. It doesn't quite justify the $7-a-month service charges from the conglomerate, but B of A would do well to use this perk as a template for future cash machines and either install them in strategic locations or use plug-in simulacra. For now, Astor Place offers a moment of olfactory glory while you withdraw your money.

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