The news that both Justin Bieber and the boy band One Direction have launched their own lines of perfumes is not just odd, embarrassing and baffling. It’s also inspiring. If these very rich performers’ very smart handlers have discovered fragrances as a revenue source worth exploiting, why can’t Broadway get hot on the scent as well.
Ads describe Bieber’s Key as a “fruity floral musk fragrance….with decadent notes of vanilla” and Our Moment by One Direction as ” a vibrant and playful fruity floral fragrance reflecting the essence of One Direction.”
So why not:
Guilty by Spider-Man: The fragrance that you’ll fall for.
L’Eau de Lion King — Brings out the zoo in you.
Wildly Wicked – A scent that turns you green
Eternity at Phantom — A smell like the freshest sewer
Seize The Day by Newsies — the manly smell of newsprint with accents of essence of tap shoe
(Resist) Temptation by The Book of Mormon — a whiff of starched shirt with notes of pepper spray
Chanel No. 42nd Street
Desire, not only Under the Elms
Mortality by Lear, When all you have left is your sense of smell
(The last three are contributions by Indira Satyendra, @Hudsonette)