New Mexico should have an official state aroma, says state Senator Bill Soules of Las Cruces.
The scent he has in mind is “green chiles being roasted” which is… actually a really good pick.
As New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, Jeff Witte says the smell of green chile roasting is, “unmistakable” and “unique to our state and brings that feeling of home to people who have moved away.” It’s hard to argue with that!
I didn’t even know official state aromas were a thing. It turns out…they’re not.
A Google search for “official state aroma” and “official state smell” failed to turn up anything EXCEPT the story we’re talking about here.
That’s not to say it’s a bad idea. The first person who said, “What this state need…