Pizza Hut bringt ein Parfum raus, ob’s nach Pizza riecht, weiß ich nicht, aber wenn: WANT! Und wenn nicht: Meh.
This all came about, in typical chain fashion, when the Pizza Hut canucks wanted to have a little fun with a social media marketing boost. According to theglobeandmail.com it happened like this:
It all started in August, when the social media management team at Yum Brands’ ad agency in Canada, Grip Limited, posted on the chain’sFacebook page about a hypothetical scent, to have some fun with fans in the social media space. Nearly 2,000 people engaged with the post, either by opening the picture, clicking “like,” sharing it on their own pages, or posting a comment. The agency saw an opportunity. They called an aromachologist. Pizza Hut perfume was born.
Wissenschaftler haben das Duft-Äquivalent zu White Noise bzw. der Farbe Weiß gefunden und ihn Laurax getauft: „Researchers working at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have discovered that there exists an odor analog of the color white and the sound of white noise.“ (via Geekosystem)
Respect the Beard.
Campfire Cologne is the Tried and True scent of your best summer ever. A nostalgic ode to cooking over the fire, secret swimming holes and the unending days of youth. Use it frequently, transport yourself, live the dream.
Neueste Erfindung aus dem Iran: Ein Parfum, das den Geruch des Kriegs (aka Schießpulver) überdecken soll. Kommt in den Duftnoten Frischluft, Regenwetter, Seeluft und Tee.
In one of the more bizarre military inventions from Iran, the U.S. arch-enemy has reportedly developed a perfume machine to hide troops during combat.
Iran’s semi-official Fars News Agency reported that an Iranian inventor created a “fragrance making and spraying device to deceive enemies on the battlefield.” The invention, called “Deceit Perfume” and jointly built as a “strategic project of the armed forces,” is intended to camouflage the smell of gunpowder by spreading odors over “vast areas.” Tehran’s troops will also have a choice of four agreeable aromas: fresh air, rainy weather, seaside weather (for the navy) and tea, according to the news agency.
Steidl hat zusammen mit dem Wallpaper Mag ein Parfum auf den Markt gebracht, das wie frisch gedruckte Bücher riecht.
“The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.”
This tells the story of a passion and a twisting plot to put the particular bouquet of freshly printed books in a bottle. Gerhard Steidl was first alerted to the importance of the smell of a book by Karl Lagerfeld, prompting a passion for paper and the composition of a scent on the pages of a book. To Wallpaper* magazine the pairing of the publisher with the perfumer seemed a natural partnership and so the idea for Paper Passion was born. Wallpaper* Magazine commissioned master perfumer Geza Schoen to create a fragrance based on the smell of books to be part of the Wallpaper* magazine Handmade exhibition in Milan.
Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Artist turns his shit into perfume
Artist turns her Piss into Perfume
New York Times-Candle smells like Dead Wood
Strip Club launches Alibi-Perfume
Ein Stripclub aus Südafrika hat eine Reihe Parfüms für Männer entwickelt, die angeblich nach Überstunden, kaputten Autos oder Segelturns riechen und damit ihr Alibi glaubhafter machen sollen. Garantiert nutzlos, aber schöner PR-Stunt: „The fragrances, aimed primarily at men are entitled: ‘My Car Broke Down’ with the scent of fuel, burnt rubber, grease and steel; ‘We Were Out Sailing’ with the scent of fresh ocean spray, sea salt, aqua and cotton rope; ‘I Was Working Late’ with the scent of coffee, wool suits, cigarettes and ink“.
A range of perfumes and colognes launched by a strip club aims to recreate the scents of commonly-used excuses given by men who are trying to explain to their other halves where they have been all evening. The Alibi range can mask the smell of a heavy night with aromas linked to more wholesome activities.
For example, My Car Broke Down is said to recreate the scent of fuel, burnt rubber, grease and steel, while I Was Working Late packs the odour of coffee, wool suits, cigarettes and ink. The three fragrances, which cost £24 a bottle, were launched by South African lap dancing club Mavericks, which said it never expected the idea to take off.
Parfum aus Scheiße hatten wir bereits, jetzt also Parfum aus Urin. You know… it’s… art.
“I am very much into recycling,” Tree, born Charity Blansit, told AOL Weird News. “And urine is something I’ve thought needs to be recycled, since it’s something that gets eliminated.”
It’s a whiz of an idea and one that Tree was inspired to turn into a reality in 2006.
“It was the first morning after a full moon,” she said. “And I decided to collect my urine in a perfume bottle.”
At first, Tree’s concept was only to collect urine after each full moon.
“I was fascinated by how the smell changes depending on what you eat,” she said. “For instance, it smells really good after you eat a lot of honey and it smells terrible after eating chicken.”
Nein, das ist kein Aprilscherz. Ja, das Ding gibt’s wirklich, in Bacon Classic und Bacon Gold. Nein, es riecht nicht komplett nach Bacon, aber: „Our Classic formula is a sophisticated spicy maple fragrance with just a hint of bacon and the fun… is in finding it. This artisanal Classic formula is lovingly crafted with the pure essential oil blend of bergamot, orange, lime, grapefruit, black pepper, cedar wood, vetiver, guaiacwood and two pinches of Bacon salty goodness.“
The Revolution has begun…
The year was 1920 and quite by accident John Fargginay, a Parisian butcher discovered the ability to dramatically elevate his customers’ mood with a secret recipe blending 11 popular pure essential oils with the essence of…bacon. As the story goes, film stars & heads of state would frequent his shop to procure the magical elixir. With a wink of the eye and the secret code, “fargginay,” customers would be slipped a discreet pouch containing the formula said to trigger pleasant memories. After a massive fire on July 4, 1924, the business was lost and so was the formula…Until now. Ladies & gentlemen, behold, bacōn fragrances, by fargginay. The time has come to uncover a new level of awesome.
Jammie Nicholas hat im Namen der Kunst aus seinen eigenen Exkrementen Parfüm destilliert und von 85 Flacons tatsächlich bereits 25 verkauft. Vice hat ein kleines Interview voller schlechter Fäkalwitze mit ihm.
Isn’t that an incredibly obvious thing to base an art stunt like this around?
Well I did some research and spoke to perfumers and scientists involved with smell at molecular levels. I learnt that there are molecules that are common to both good and bad smells – for example, the smell of faeces and many white flowers, such as orange blossoms and juniper, are from the molecule Skatol. They’re just there in varying concentrations.
Yeah. Some of the companies that produce luxury perfumes also produce natural flavourings in common foods, and they often use the same synthetic chemical ingredients for both. They’re only emulations, but in a lot of foods you eat on a day-to-day basis are things like civet, a mimic of the anal secretions of the civet cat, and ambergis, which plays fakey at being a sperm whale’s gallstone. Then there are your more standard emulations of musk deer secretions and various tree secretions.
Stash war ein echtes Produkt aus den 70ern: Marijuana Cologne. Und der Texter hat auch mal wirklich stilecht hingelangt:
Unique among all the essences ever devised by man or created by nature, STASH emanates from a plant long recognized for its aphrodisiac qualities. Its romantic bouquet imparts an aura of closeness only dreamed of between man and woman.
Make every moment count. Enjoy the mystery and echantment captured in the romantic bouquet of STASH… the secret one. A great gift idea for him that will turn you both on!
Christopher Brosius hat ein Parfum produziert, das nach Bücherei riecht: „In the Library is a warm blend of English Novel*, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish“. Toll, jetzt kann man immer nach ollen Büchern riechen! Finde ich großartig! (via Neatorama)