Monday, November 30, 2009

Eau de Pumpkin Pie!

"According to the manufacturers of this love potion, men are especially aroused by the scent of lavender and pumpkin pie. [...] Heading to MotorCity Casino in Detroit for a concert and knowing that there will be plenty of men around, I am beyond hopeful. The security guards are especially friendly. As is the bartender. I am Queen of the Casino! I notice the security guards and bartender are super friendly to everyone -- including a friend, who is Eau Flirtless, and her boyfriend, who hasn't noticed my scent".

In a witty article that tackles many of the obsessions of perfume wearers and the big fat lies marketing often indulges in to generate sales, Georgea Kovanis (a fellow Greek in Detroit?) is dismembering the claims of a company on the attractiveness-potential magnet-magic their fragrance extols. Please read her report on this link of the Detroit Free press.


  1. I thought it very funny and true! I have to say that I don't think the pumpkin pie element would do a thing here in Australia , for we do not make or eat those pies. If scent is a memory - I remember some scientist coming up with the lavender and pumpkin pie theory - it reminds them of Mum and home - well not here and I think not in many other parts of the world.
    For Aussie men it would have to smell of beer and meat on the barbie! LOL
    What a stink that would be! Guerlain are probably working on it as I type - yes Helg , I have not forgiven them for discontinuing Parure!!!

  2. Christopher Brosius' new November smells mostly of pumpkin pie and fallen leave when you first put it on. I don't know if it's particularly arousing--in fact, I can't imagine that it should be, that famous study notwithstanding--but it is very nice.


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