Scratch and sniff

November 25, 1994

Another great British invention has been filed at the Patent Office. Benjamin Simon has made a dual-purpose toilet roll -- it also deodorises the air. He has coated the inside of the cardboard inner tube with a substance full of capsules containing a perfumed chemical. When you pull sheets from the roll the holder bashes against the inner tube, releasing the smell. Perhaps he should call it potty pourri.

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