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Perfume and Other Scents

Follies of the Madmen #280



Long ago, "There's something about an Aqua Velva man" was a universally known motto.

But what the hell is "humectin?"

From Wikipedia: "A humectant is a hygroscopic substance used to keep things moist; it is the opposite of a desiccant."

So "humectin" is just some common moisturizing element.

Whatever it is, it's certainly gone upscale in the 21st century. $70.00 per bottle!!!



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Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 11, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Hygiene, Perfume and Other Scents, 1950s, Facial Hair

Studio Girl Cosmetics

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Original ad here.

Everyone knows Avon and Mary Kay. But few recall "Studio Girl Cosmetics," although they endured for decades.

Here's a site dedicated to their memory, maintained by a descendant of the founder.

What I find most intriguing is that they appeared to have had a sideline of vinyl albums as well. Music to paint your face by?

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Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 18, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Perfume and Other Scents, 1960s

Win Power Over Men!

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Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon May 12, 2014 - Comments (8)
Category: Advertising, Comics, Perfume and Other Scents, 1950s, Women

Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Holy Card

Back in 2009, I posted about The Pope's Cologne, a fragrance supposedly identical to that worn by Pope Pius IX. But I failed to mention what is perhaps the cologne's most interesting feature. It comes with a scratch 'n' sniff holy card. So if you ever need a little papal pick-me-up, just scratch the card and inhale the scent of Pope Pius.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Sep 15, 2013 - Comments (4)
Category: Religion, Perfume and Other Scents

Smells Like Harvey Comics

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Now that DreamWorks has acquired the rights to the Harvey Comics characters, surely they will zealously protect properties such as Little Dot and issue a lawsuit against such blatant ripoffs as Dot Perfume.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Jul 29, 2012 - Comments (3)
Category: Lawsuits, Comics, Perfume and Other Scents

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