Eau de Cologne

So, my dinner tonight involved not a small amount of garlic. Now my place smells of wonderfully sautéed garlic. But rest assured, I will eradicate said scent momentarily with the aid of essential oils. And since we're on the topic of essential oils, I think it's time we addressed the question of scents we love yet avoid like the plague. The pungent odors than never make it into an secret recipe for Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, parfume, perfume, and other such nonsense. I really believe Exhibit A is garlic. Garlic is delicious, smells good while cooking, and gets along well with many other ingredients. But nobody really wants garlic perfume. Remember the poor kid in elementary school who had a permanent cloud of garlic following him around? No tether ball for him, no foursquare, no kickball.... but when dodgeball rolled around he had to hide he was so popular. Anyway, I present a list, in no particular order or status of completeness, of scents that people love but would rather not be known for.
  • garlic
  • bacon
  • beer
  • wine
  • tobacco
I have a whole list of scents that are found in parfume even though they have no business being in such things, but that's a topic for another day. For now, I'll just say the list begins and ends with patchouli and all those who douse themselves in it.


The Bandit said...

Thank god you haven't become a complete hippy in that hippy town you live in yet. You still agree that patchouli reeks.

Anonymous said...

I don't think trixie would let you wear that stuff either.