Don't know if this is on-topic, but I will give it a chance to go. If you feel this is off-topic, act accordingly.
Recently, a discussion has started about the feelings associated to the unboxing of your first computer. For me it's the smell of a ZX Spectrum rubber key model, wrapped in a plastic bag, placed in a polystyrene white box, inside a cardboard box.
This was in 1984. Then, I felt the same smell many years after that, while opening the box of a Spectrum +2A "Police Pack".
Both computers were designed with different materials but the smell was the same. I wonder where does it come from. Plastic case? Bag? Poly? Printed manuals?
People are telling me that it is added perfume to cover the unpleasant odor from mass production. If this is so:
Does anyone know or remember where final assembly and packaging of ZX Spectrum took place (which factory)? Maybe that factory still exists and someone can find out what kind of perfume they used.
Did both models (48K and +2A) used the same factory to manufacture the case? Are both cases from the same plastic material?
Does anyone know about "electronics perfume" other than the "new Apple electronics unboxing perfume" you can buy? (by no means I want my Spectrum to smell like an Apple)