People are always saying that politics and politicians stink, so I thought this was a different — and better — way to look at them. This is the sweet smell of victory,” she said.
That's April Cline, a certified life coach and former perfume designer, quoted in journal-news.net. Her new Presidential Perfume line includes fragrances inspired by (not endorsed by, mind you) Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain. The fragrances:
Hillary ~ "A Champion for Women. Ready to Start on Day One! Strong and clean, delicate floral blend of jasmine, violet, rose and sheerest musk."
Barack ~ "Change you can believe in and a fragrance to match. Clean citrusy notes of Bergamot and musk will energize you."
John ~ "The "Ace" from the Straight Talk Express. Clean notes of Bergamot, Water Lily, Lavender woven with cool greens and frosty musk."
The fragrances are available in 60 ml, concentration unknown, for $25 each, or in 120 ml Body Creme, $25 each. You can order from presidentialperfume.
Note: I argue politics plenty at home and have no desire to do it here! Keep your comments non-political if you can.
No comment, I'm not American.
Bizarre. How is a “delicate floral blend of jasmine, violet, rose and sheerest musk” indicative of a strong champion for women? Of course, this is coming from a girl who prefers mens cologne to perfume 9 times out of 10.
I don't really know why, but I find it rather distasteful. Maybe because I see politics as needing to be serious, and this sort of feels like it falls on the bad taste side of the gimmicky fence – as opposed to tongue in cheek, I suppose. But then I've felt that 'life coach' isn't too far removed from 'spiritual advisors', 'gurus' (both in the celebrity type sense, not the genuine, doesn't need to announce itself article) etc.
Coup de Foeut, that's more what I'd call a real female empowering, take no prisoners kind of scent! Or most chypres, for that matter!
sorry, dbl post
Nam, none of the notes are what I'd pick for the candidates in question, but nobody asked me — as usual!
None of these sound bold enough to win, do they?
What I really want to know is – what would Ralph Nader smell like? I suppose you could always call it Persistence, by Ralph Nader
What a strange idea! I suppose collectors of this year's primary memorabilia or collectors of strange perfume bottles may want to purchase these. I doubt many will purchase them cause they want to wear the fragrances…unless they're devout Hillary, Obama, or McCain followers!
I see your point completely, but from my perspective, I take politics so seriously that a bit of levity is welcome.
Poor RN didn't even get a fragrance! He was on Jon Stewart last night but I fell asleep & missed it.
It is sort of odd. Wonder how many she'll sell…
LOL – either that, or “Eat Your Broccoli”
Well, at least I'm not saying “Who on earth is *s/he*?”, which is my frequent reaction to “celebrity scents.”
Ok, one tiny weeny comment then…which 'universal' fragrances are Presidential enough for McCain, Obama and Clinton..??
Take your pick everybody who is American.
Robin I'm biting my fingers off, I have to stand at the sideline. Sorry if I interrupt but I do it with passion..
Erg. This seems extremely distasteful to me. And I really don't like the use of flags as a marketing gimmick – in any industry.
M, I am staying out of picking individual scents for the candidates — I don't think I could do it in an objective way
I don't care for flags as marketing gimmick either — I don't even like when all the candidates wear flag pins.
R. you are so right…just couldn't help myself…;-)
At last someone trying to earn money using politicians, as opposed to politicians using others for their benefit:) Too bad it's such a feeble attempt – the flags just do not excite, neither do the notes.
(all this from an Eastern European standpoint, obviously, we've had a long history of dislike for those in power.)
Really silly. As for RN he'd probably champion removing fragrances of all sort from the market as a health hazard, sort of protect us from ourselves.
A pox on the whole idea, but I wonder what scents do the McCain, Obama and Clinton wear?
Yes Air ocean, according to western way of life somebody even tries to make a living out of the elections by creating some quick scents. Money talks.
I want to know what perfume Cindy McCain wears.
i think it's a nice and harmless bit of fluff and levity. more power to women doing their own thing.
LOL – so true, normally it is the other way around.
Z, I don't know what any of them wear, sorry! True enough on RN.
That was my take: harmless bit of fluff & levity.
I had been thinking along the same lines, i.e., “What commercial perfume/cologne would best suit the candidates.” I'd love to find out what Hillary wears. Seriously. I should take a look at that website that lists the signature scents of celebs and see if she's there.
You're probably right that any discussion along those lines would get too political, and I like your disclaimer at the end of the post, Robin!
OK, somebody on MUA says HC is known to wear Angel. Don't know, but that doesn't strike me as at all likely — not a match w/ her fashion style, at any rate.
See? This is what makes being a certified coach so hard–the colleagues go out and “interpret” something. Hey, I take my coaching seriously.
I don't care if she develops wacky perfumes, which sound sort of alike to me–no political comment intended–but I sure as hell hope she's a better coach than perfume nose or bottle designer.
–QuinnCreative, certified creativity coach
“Come Hither,” developed by a nose 20 years older.
I don't even know what a “certified life coach” is. What is it?
They are suppose to help you meet your goals and get your life in order. I know of one because she is a friend's sister. Basically, I don't take it very seriously–it seems like a waste of money. I guess whatever works.
LOL — if somebody would help me meet my goals (actually, we'd have to start with coming up with a few) and get my life in order, I'd pay!
I'm baaack, but this time for a really good cause! All profits from the sale of any Presidential Perfume fragrance go to the April Childers Cline Charitable Fund in Charlotte North Carolina – my friend with the same name – April Cline, has ovarian cancer and I want to do whatever I can to help her raise money for her treatments. You can help out, too, by purchasing yummy fragrances at http://www.PresidentialPerfume.com today! Don't be wait…save a life!
April Cline, West Virginia
p.s. I love the flag – it's as patriotic and u can get!