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Just because there are some food smells that are downright heavenly and make your mouth water doesn't automatically mean they should be made into wearable scents.
Take, for example, the smell of barbecue: Deliciously smoky and meaty with maybe a touch of hickory ... it's one of the best aromas of summer, right? But that doesn't mean we should dab barbecue-scented cologne on our pressure points after a shower. Do you follow that, folks at Pork Barrel BBQ?!
Recognizing the absence of a barbecue-scented cologne and perfume (uh, there's a logical reason for that absence, buddies), Pork Barrel BBQ has launched Que. They say it's "an intoxicating bouquet of spices, smoke, meat, and sweet summer sweat." But I say: GROSS!
Of course, that's not the only food-inspired perfume that walks the line between mildly unpleasant and completely foul. Check these out:
Fargginay's Bacon Cologne is a similar concept, made from a secret recipe that blends 11 popular pure essential oils with the essence of ... bacon. There are actually two versions of this rather, uh, unique scent: "Classic" has a hint of maple, while "Gold" veers toward citrus. Oh, and did we mention this one is unisex? Of course it is. Bacon does not discriminate.
Yet another fragrance that will attract all the dogs in the neighborhood is Burger King's Flame, which, I'm sure you remember, is referred to fondly by another name: Whopper Cologne. So how exactly does it smell? According to the website, it's "the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat." Mmmm ... meat patties.
Finally, the CB I Hate Perfume gallery offers a unique "Food Series" featuring perfumes that smell like savory foods. Scents like French Bread, Boiled Rice, and Pesto no doubt smell fresh and lovely. But Roast Beef and California Roll? Nah. I think I'll pass.
Bottom line: Some food-inspired perfumes are made to be laughed at -- not actually worn.
Image via Pork Barrel BBQ