Helvetica the Perfume Is Irony Distilled

It's been a good week for the olfactory glands, eau my, what with George Takei releasing his very own scent and, thanks to the limitless capacity of ironic advertising campaigns to separate people from their holiday bonus money, the arrival of Helvetica: The Perfume. » 12/01/13 3:00pm 12/01/13 3:00pm

The One Direction Fragrance Made Half a Million Bucks in One Week

The oh-so-fun lads of One Direction took the time to sniff a bunch of chemicals and "create" a fragrance — Our Moment — and in the UK, the scent has been on sale at Harrod's for a week and has already raked in £360,000 — which is $560,00 — as in over HALF A MILLION. In one week. This number includes pre-orders, aka cash… » 9/06/13 10:50am 9/06/13 10:50am

World's First Weight Loss Perfume Smells Like Depressing Bullshit

New fragrance Prends-Moi, which claims to be the world's first slimming perfume (but probably won't be the last, since we love spending money on bizarre weight loss scams), promises to "slim with pleasure" thanks to notes of caffeine, carnitine, and spirulina. Mmmmm. » 7/31/12 5:20pm 7/31/12 5:20pm

Finally, Some Man Candles for the Man in Your Life

Father's Day may have come and gone, but fortunately Yankee Candle's special collection of "man candles" (yes, seriously) are still available for all of your masculine odor-masking needs. With scents like "2x4" and "Riding Mower"—which both smell like exactly what you'd expect—you can cater to the stereotypical outdoorsy… » 6/18/12 11:55pm 6/18/12 11:55pm

Finally, A Perfume That Makes You Smell Like a Book

Are you a serious bookworm? Are you seeking to impress people with your love of reading or attract only the most erudite of mates? Then perhaps you would like to invest in a bottle of Paper Passion, the perfume that will make you smell exactly like a freshly printed book—because, as Karl Lagerfeld says, "The smell of a… » 6/03/12 9:45pm 6/03/12 9:45pm

That Old People Smell Is Real—And It's Surprisingly Delightful

We all know that particular scent that old people have. It's subtly sweet but also brings to mind decay and mortality. It's complex, like a fine wine. Well, anyway, it turns out that science has spent some valuable time confirming that, in fact, the scent does exist, and it's actually rather pleasing. » 5/30/12 11:55pm 5/30/12 11:55pm

New Smell-vertising Technology Will Make Public Spaces Even More…

We're all used to smelling those dastardly perfume samples in magazines, but now it looks like advertisers may have found an even more effective way to torment our senses while trying to trick us into buying something. McCain Foods is using a new kind of scent technology to promote a product called Ready Baked Jackets, … » 2/08/12 11:15pm 2/08/12 11:15pm

The Way To A Lover's Heart Is Through The Nose

We're not the only ones who love burying our noses in a lover's T-shirt [Or hairy armpits! -Ed.]: Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh found that 90% of women have deliberately smelled a partner's shirt. (What's wrong with that other 10%?) Over half of men did, too. A majority of women also reported sleeping… » 10/25/07 4:30pm 10/25/07 4:30pm