Here's a bunch of links that Steve has been sending me for the past week. Thanks, Steve!
Someone patented a way to make perms less smelly
Roller set with toilet paper rollers
A fantastic vintage hairstyling group on multiply. It's free to join: http://vintagehairstyling.multiply.com/photos/album/145
Also, I've been asked many times, which perm has the strongest odor. Since I really don't have a sense of smell, it's hard for me to tell. Luckily, Steve has lots of wonderful experiences and excellent knowledge, so he was able to tell me, "Avec alkaline perm [has the strongest odor that lasts for days]. Curlylocks alkaline is strong, and Wella soft and lasting.The stronger the smell the tighter the perm. Acid perms don't smell so much and are weaker."