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Is Pleasantville One of the Best-Smelling Places on the Planet?

A recent GQ list ranks the village number two on its best scent spectrum.

What do Mumbai, Dallas, Rome and...Pleasantville have in common?

Not only is the Village of Pleasantville one of the best villages to live in Westchester County (according to Westchester Magazine), it may be one of the best-smelling places on the planet.

At least, that's what Chandler Burr decided in a post on GQ yesterday. In fact, the small village of approximately 7,000—according to the —ranked number two on the best-smelling list, right behind the "alluring" Los Angeles.

In his post, Burr wrote, "Maple, oak and pine smell cyclically different as the seasons turn, and Pleasantville's scent is based on these trees and their leaves at all stages—green, yellow, dead, brown and budding."

"Apologies to New Orleans (#3), San Francisco (#4), and Rome (#5)," wrote Pleasantville Mayor Peter Scherer in an email. "It's hard to beat a place called Pleasantville."

Also on the GQ "best" list (numbers 6-10): Bogotá, Mumbai, Mombasa, London and Dallas.

What do you think about this distinction? Do you agree with the list and description of Pleasantville's scent? Tell us in the comments.

Christin O. January 31, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Is this for real? I can't believe it - but hey, on that note I will go out and take an additional sniff and whiff here and there - just so I don't miss out on my good smelling neighborhood!
Helen January 31, 2012 at 08:08 PM
I am honored to be a resident put away your aftershaves and perfumes, and drink in some tree scent! Let's plant more trees! amazed and proud of Pleasantville.
Beebee February 01, 2012 at 09:35 AM
Trees, huh? I thought it had to do with the tantalizing smells on Wheeler Ave early in the morning -- The Black Cow, Keane's Bakery, and the bagel shop...yum!
Justin Pieragostini February 01, 2012 at 11:46 AM
I Guess SO!! Accepted Offer in just 11 days helping my owner sell at 135 Lakeshore Drive! CONGRATS to the new residents!!! Priced Right, I can sell Pleasantville within a couple weeks!! Let me know if I can help you???

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