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Postby scrovak » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:02 am UTC

That's right, Burger King is now selling meat scent. A fragrance. That makes you smell like burgers. Because women like that?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28284679/

And it's actually being sold at Ricks's. I thought they were supposed to be a reputable company?
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Postby Lucrece » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:05 am UTC

scrovak wrote:That's right, Burger King is now selling meat scent. A fragrance. That makes you smell like burgers. Because women like that?


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28284679/

And it's actually being sold at Ricks's. I thought they were supposed to be a reputable company?


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Postby roc314 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:17 am UTC

scrovak wrote:That's right, Burger King is now selling meat scent. A fragrance. That makes you smell like burgers.
There is only one problem with this: it does not smell like bacon. That would be the epitome of manhood.

On a serious note, who gets fragrances based off of a fast food joint's hamburger? That's not very classy and I don't see it going over very well.
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Re: Flame - By BK

Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:23 am UTC

On a serious note, who gets fragrances based off of a fast food joint's hamburger?

... Rednecks? I mean, if they made it they must have identified a market for it. Unless it's just a publicity stunt.

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Postby mandalynn » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:23 am UTC

I would be all over a guy that smelled like a Whopper.

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Postby armandtanzarian » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:26 am UTC

Whatever you do, do not go to the website.

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Postby Jack Saladin » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:27 am UTC

Now that I've actually read the article, and seen this image:

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I think it's safe to say this is a PR stunt designed primarily for publicity rather than any profits off selling the actual product.

(That was a lot of Ps.)

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Postby mandalynn » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:37 am UTC

Well yeah. It's like 3.99 a bottle...
I think it's hilarious, like their "Whopper Virgins" ads. I <3 the BK Lounge.

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Postby The Reaper » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:40 am UTC

I'd be all over a woman that smelled like either steak, or bacon.

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Postby Zak » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:19 am UTC

It would be too hard to resist taking a bite.

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Re: Flame - By BK

Postby Green9090 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:32 am UTC

Jack Saladin wrote:Now that I've actually read the article, and seen this image:

<horrifying image>

I think it's safe to say this is a PR stunt designed primarily for publicity rather than any profits off selling the actual product.

(That was a lot of Ps.)

I think that picture is proof that the King is knowingly designed to be creepy rather than endearing. I suspected this all along- how could anyone trained for marketing screw up as badly as mistaking that thing for endearing?
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Postby Luthen » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:51 am UTC

Aussies did it first, sorta. The Meat & Livestock Australia's parody perfume called Lâmb (pronounced Lom), aimed for people to buy for Mother's Day. I would have but it was just a joke ad.
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Postby 22/7 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:58 pm UTC

Heard about this on the Bob and Tom show yesterday (I think?). I find it pretty hilarious, and I'd love for them to require each store to carry a few bottles at all times, just in case someone asks for it. I might actually be tempted to go to a BK and get one if I can buy cologne that smells like "flame broiled meat".
mandalynn wrote:Well yeah. It's like 3.99 a bottle...
I think it's hilarious, like their "Whopper Virgins" ads. I <3 the BK Lounge.
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Postby Indon » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:48 pm UTC

Oh, man... for the first time in a long time, Burger King is offering a product I'm tempted to get.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:51 pm UTC

According to the article on Global National last night (yes, Canadian National news covered this) it smells like a Whopper soaked in gasoline, and is thoroughly repulsive.

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Postby Indon » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:03 pm UTC

Gasoline, eh? Sounds like they're catering to the NASCAR crowd.
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Postby cwoodin » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:18 pm UTC

"My assumption when I heard about it was that it would smell like french fries and burgers," said Luis Bejaran, 24, who manages a Ricky's store on Eighth Street in Manhattan. But, he said, that wasn't the case. "It's a combination of Axe body spray, TAG and this YSL cologne I have. It's one of those scents that's not sweet, and light at the same time."
That's.. that's pretty disappointing, actually. I just want to smell like a fast food place without actually having to.. go in a fast food place.
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Postby segmentation fault » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:21 pm UTC

Jack Saladin wrote:Now that I've actually read the article, and seen this image:

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I think it's safe to say this is a PR stunt designed primarily for publicity rather than any profits off selling the actual product.

(That was a lot of Ps.)


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Postby cwoodin » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:26 pm UTC

segmentation fault wrote:
Jack Saladin wrote:Now that I've actually read the article, and seen this image:

Image

I think it's safe to say this is a PR stunt designed primarily for publicity rather than any profits off selling the actual product.

(That was a lot of Ps.)


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Postby clintonius » Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:58 am UTC

Brief, tangentially related anecdote: I went to a place called Zaitzeff tonight for a burger (if ever you're in New York, go -- the place is phenomenal), and wound up smelling like fried beef and onions. Shortly thereafter I met up with a lovely young lady at a department store near where we work and said I'd gone to the cosmetic counter for a spritz of eau de Zaitzeff. I assumed she'd been there before and knew what I was talking about. She smelled my sweater and said, "wow -- you really do smell like you've been deep frying." Took me about five minutes to realize she thought I'd doused myself in the BK cologne rather than actually having gone and fetched a hamburger.

. . . and then I found five dollars?
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Postby Zak » Sat Dec 20, 2008 4:00 am UTC

clintonius wrote:. . . and then I found five dollars?

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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:29 am UTC

clintonius wrote:. . . and then they built the supercollider.

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Postby scrovak » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:39 am UTC

clintonius wrote:. . . and then I found five dollars?



*clap clap clap*

You too, subscribe to the theory that finding an amoutn of money makes any story better?

On a more serious note, did she seem to like, was aroused by it, or immediately followed her line with a look of disgust?
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Postby clintonius » Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:58 am UTC

scrovak wrote:You too, subscribe to the theory that finding an amoutn of money makes any story better?
Indeed. I feel that "and then I had an orgasm" is a better way to end most flub stories, but in this particular instance may have been taken a bit literally. And I didn't jizz in my pants.

Her reaction was more one of surprise that the supposed cologne actually made me smell as if I'd been in a place that fried cow and onion (recall, I *had* been in such a place). It was neither revulsion nor excitement.*

*This does not mean that most opposite sex reactions are likely to be neutral. Burger King and its underwriters assume no responsibility for ravishings, thrashings, or dumpings* experienced by users of this fragrance.


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Postby ConMan » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:10 am UTC

Ah, yet another marketing gimmick from BK. Even here in Australia we hear about some of them - a show on our public broadcaster this year called the Gruen Report looked at various aspects of advertising, and one ad they discussed was from a BK that stopped selling Whoppers for a day and cut together 30 sec of footage of suitably overreacting customers (and one of the panellists mentioned having seen the "director's cut" where one guy actually used their slogan about being "Home of the Whopper").

I am amused by the thought of a BK fragrance, but if I had to smell like grilled meat I'd rather smell like a real milk bar-style hamburger than something from one of those chains.
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Postby Mysidic » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:43 am UTC

I am buying one simply so I can scare people with it, show it off..."You mean they actually made that!?" and it'll be an intresting curiosity when I'm older.

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Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:52 am UTC

I think there's a niche for this. Right up there with fluffy handcuffs and inflatable sex-sheep. I can picture many a buck's party pub crawling, followed by the immistakable scent of whopper, gasoline, and booze.

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Postby clintonius » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:02 am UTC

GhostWolfe wrote:inflatable sex-sheep

Niche market?
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Postby LeopoldBloom » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:21 am UTC

clintonius wrote:
GhostWolfe wrote:inflatable sex-sheep

Niche market?


Its called australia

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Postby Green9090 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:12 am UTC

LeopoldBloom wrote:
clintonius wrote:
GhostWolfe wrote:inflatable sex-sheep

Niche market?


Its called australia

*I kid! I kid!*

I was thinking Scotland.
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Postby clintonius » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:12 am UTC

Obviously y'all have never been to Montana.
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Postby Luthen » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:32 am UTC

Or New Zealand

ConMan wrote:Ah, yet another marketing gimmick from BK. Even here in Australia we hear about some of them - a show on our public broadcaster this year called the Gruen Report looked at various aspects of advertising, and one ad they discussed was from a BK that stopped selling Whoppers for a day and cut together 30 sec of footage of suitably overreacting customers (and one of the panellists mentioned having seen the "director's cut" where one guy actually used their slogan about being "Home of the Whopper").

I remember that being a stunt they pulled in the US.
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Postby LeopoldBloom » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:49 am UTC

Or New Zealand


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Postby Luthen » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:23 am UTC

I was trying to find a link to some "New Zealand Love Mittens" which were on a morning show once. They were woollen gloves with velcro on the palms to that things stayed... together.
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Postby scrovak » Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:10 pm UTC

..... What... things?
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Postby Green9090 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:44 pm UTC

Delass wrote:Because it was such a good idea: http://planetsave.com/blog/2008/12/22/p ... ody-spray/

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Postby Luthen » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:01 pm UTC

Who'd want to smell like Al Gore?
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Postby Sprocket » Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:28 am UTC

clintonius wrote:Brief, tangentially related anecdote: I went to a place called Zaitzeff tonight for a burger (if ever you're in New York, go -- the place is phenomenal), and wound up smelling like fried beef and onions. Shortly thereafter I met up with a lovely young lady at a department store near where we work and said I'd gone to the cosmetic counter for a spritz of eau de Zaitzeff. I assumed she'd been there before and knew what I was talking about. She smelled my sweater and said, "wow -- you really do smell like you've been deep frying." Took me about five minutes to realize she thought I'd doused myself in the BK cologne rather than actually having gone and fetched a hamburger.

. . . and then I found five dollars?
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