The smell of success is particularly sweet in Canada as an unending stream of residents swear that the new $100 bill is the scent of maple syrup.
The national treasury released a new plastic bank note in November 2011, and they have received hundreds of emails from residents who are convinced that the bills have an added fragrance.
'They all have a scent which I’d say smells like maple? Please advise if this is normal?' wrote one concerned citizen.
Something smells off: Many residents emailed the Bank of Canada claiming that the new bank notes smell like maple syrup
Tricky: While there is a hologram on the upper left hand corner of the $100 note (which appears like the image at the left when shone through light), officials deny that any syrup (right) smell has been added
Media liaisons for the Bank of Canada have repeatedly denied that there is any particular scent to the money, but that didn't stop concerned citizens.