A tiny bottle of offal-stinking water with a picture of a serial killer on the front


With Mother's Day looming on the horizon, you might already be wondering what gift could best express your love for the woman who brought you into the world. Worry no more. Gaumont International Television, NBC Universal and brand-marketing firm Evolution have announced plans to create a perfume based on the hit NBC show Hannibal. After all, nothing says "thanks for raising me" like a tiny bottle of offal-stinking water with a picture of a serial killer on the front, does it?

— The Guardian dreams up some other tv-related perfumes at TV perfume: how to smell like Hannibal Lecter or Jeremy Clarkson, or read more about the licensing deal at Hollywood Reporter. Hat tip to @ElleBeyoud at Twitter!

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  1. Erin says:

    True story, as my daughter would say… still in the website description for Heeley Menthe Fraîche, a perfectly lovely, blameless scent, is this: “Clean, fit. Patrick Bateman in American Psycho (the film).” Tacky and stupid, indeed.

    • Robin says:

      HA! Did not know that, thanks. Will be interesting to see if this will end up being for men or for women…

  2. galbanumgal says:

    Sounds like a Prix Eau Faux entry!

  3. caffeinequeen says:

    Personally, I think Hannibal would wear Mechant Loup. He’s obviously familiar with fragrances, as he commented on a character wearing JAR Bolt of Lightning in one episode!

    • Robin says:

      Seriously, Bolt of Lightning was in the script?? Wonderful.

    • sweetgrass says:

      Yeah! I was pretty excited when I heard that reference in the show. It kind of made me wonder if there is a fellow perfumista in the writers’ room or somebody’s just really doing their homework. And they really did. Since it doesn’t really have a name, he never actually mentions one, other than asking if it’s JAR. He just describes the scent.

      And I think Hannibal would wear something more rarefied. One of the super-expensive Xerjoffs, maybe. Or maybe he would wear JAR himself. Not sure which one. The only one I’ve smelled is Ferme Tes Yeux.

      • Robin says:

        Thanks for the details!

        Bolt of Lightning was the JAR I most wished to own after smelling them all at BG many moons ago. Great scent.

    • Lise says:

      Oh, scary! That is what my husband is wearing. Wonderful scent, and To me quite cosy ;-)

      • Lise says:

        Mechant Loup, I ment.

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