Hebrew Bazooka available at popjudaica.com
Ahh, back to smells.
A few weeks ago at Henri Bendel, I fell in love with Encens et Bubblegum by Etat Libre d'Orange. The scent is by Antoine Maisondieu (an excellent review is available at review at the Scented Salamander.) and I adored the bubblegum note but I find the packaging of the American edition of these scents just a little too-too. As if we wouldn't understand the double (single?) entendre titles without a graphic illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
I love Christopher Brosius's work and while ordering a gift for a friend included a little bottle of Demeter's Bubble Gum mini Pick Me Up spray as a treat for myself. Admittedly, I don't know if this is one of the pre-2002 Brosius collaborations or a newer edition.
The scent cold-cocked me with a blast of wintergreen.
It's gum allright, but not the Hubba Bubba / Bubble Yum platonic form of my youth, but the Bazooka / Double Bubble notion of a slightly earlier generation. It even recalled the old-school Beemans available at Economy Candy
It's not what I was expecting at all, but it's so brisk and cool I find it to be awesome for layering. Combined with Tommy Girl the result is so cool, fresh and weird it was like listening to some cerebral French dude channeling Yakov Smirnov to tell you about America. "What a country!"
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