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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A whiff of Brothel

There isn't a whole lot in this world that surprises me, other than bad manners. But last night as I was perusing the new offerings at One Kings Lane, I stumbled across something that left my jaw hanging - a candle named "Brothel." Its scent is described as "a torrid fragrance of sultry orris root, musk, ancient civet, Peru balsam, and rarest plai."

Um, yeah. Those are not the aromas that sprang to my mind.

18 comments:

Mrs Woog said...

Brothel is a scented candle that will conjour up images of red lights misty in the cigar smoke. Let your senses run wild with the aroma of pubes and KY jelly, with an undertone of BO. Low notes of bad breath combine with a hint of sailor-want-to-humpa-humpa to leave you feeling like you have just been taken for a cheap ride.

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

ha! mrs. woog is funny.

i love the information on civet; especially this part of the description: 'The scent is similar to musk, but has a more smoky, sweaty aroma.'
ew.

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

I'm stilling trying to figure out exactly what that smells like..

Michelle said...

Shit, fuck them! What?? Are you kidding me, sex slave labor is not something to name your nasty fucking candle after. That shit pisses me off, and I have a huge sense of humor, my sense of humor could kick their sense of humor's ass up and down, but BROTHEL, FUCK YOU CANDLE FUCKER.

ModFruGal said...

Smells like fish....

David said...

I noticed and wondered about that too.

I'm waiting for the companion "Gigolo" line, an amalgam of Polo Sport, poppers, and ass.

M.A said...

Only a straight man can come up with a candle that's called "Brothel".

erin@designcrisis said...

Some things are just beyond comprehension.

nkp said...

Au du Bodily Fluids does not a sweet scent make. Yuck.

david john said...

"
I'm waiting for the companion "Gigolo" line, an amalgam of Polo Sport, poppers, and ass."

wow david! now that's some companion line! bravo!

Petra Voegtle said...

Hm - first had to look up most of the words (I am not an English mother tongue - lol) and then I tried to imagine that smell - difficult as I am no regular visitor of a brothel - ha!
Raina - you keep me giggling about your finds...

The language of another commentator fits though...

my favorite and my best said...

well now i REALLY want to smell it!

Daniel-Halifax said...

Stain'd sheets and venereal diseases not included*

Raina Cox said...

How did I know this post would elicit (illicit?) some truly brilliant comments?

Mrs. Woog and David tie for the Naughty Gold Star Comment of the Day.

Daniel-Halifax - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Sketch42 said...

My husband has a cologne that smells like scotch, cigarettes and sweat. Its awesome.

1 Funky Woman said...

OMGoodness I can't stop laughing from what Mrs Woog said. So what will they come up with next,
eau de Man's Toilet? Which is a pungent urine smell combined with a long-lasting scent of sewage and an extensive vomit fragrance! You will definitely get a lot of comments wearing this one!

karly / design-crisis.com said...

so, what you're saying is that you don't want your house to smell like mine. To each his own, I guess.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Remind me one day to tell you the story about how my husband, the NCIS agent had to bust some sailors at a place of ill repute in Rio. Think they MUST have been burning this candle!