Possets Perfumes has launched a quartet of fragrances honoring the candidates for the US Presidential election:
In case you missed the news, the United States of America is having an election. Yes, that most American of American activities is upon us again: politicing. Speeches, hoorahs, balloon drops, buttons, bumperstickers, hoopla, free meals, hanging chads, campaign puffery, no more bad taxes, better roads, no more corruption, and in some cases the dead will actually come back to vote! Wow, that makes it like Halloween!
The four fragrances, some of which were previously released as part of Possets' United States of America series, are:
Delaware - Corporations, Sex & Money (Joe Biden) ~ "There is no aphrodisiac like power, and Delaware has that in surplus. Where the corporations incorporate and talk and golf and yacht and do business. By the sea. Possets' Delaware smells ultra expensive. It's the aquatic haters' aquatic. Very good for summer with a bamboo-like part and a light refreshing spice playing in the background."
Alaska - Shimmering Crystals and Midnight Rainbows (Sarah Palin) ~ "Cold, cold, very cold Alaska is the coldest of the US states. But, there is such beauty there: the aurora borealis, the mountains, the wildflowers, the sky, glaciers and a short but breathtakingly beautiful summer. I have tried to recreate Alaska in scent, at least one portrait of it. I managed to get the chill in the air, but the perfume of the riot of summer blossoms as they race the sun every year."
Arizona - Sage and Honeycomb (John McCain) ~ "I have had a lot of requests for a desert scent. Many people love the sagey smell and thin clean atmosphere that comes with some very heat. Arizona seeks to capture the spirit of the state. A drop of honey mingles in the astringent fuzziness of sage, a good shot of evening musk lets you know that people really are here. A very beautiful blend, clean but appealing and bright."
Hawai'i - Serious Flowers (Barack Obama) ~ "Hawai'i is all about the glory of that island community, it's floral treasures. Rich frangiapani, white ginger, and pikaki are some of the grand mixture in this perfume. I have thrown in just a lick of incense, to remind me of the Chinese population of the Islands, and the entire thing is some true magic. I worried how Hawai'i would play in the fall, I shouldn't have. It's stunning."
$10 each, size and concentration unknown, or available in sets for The Republicans, The Democrats or The Bipartisan Approach. (via possets, with many thanks to Jessica for the link!)
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