Best Bizarro Fragrance Store (2008)

Demeter Fragrances

A modern-day Cerberus (a great big mutt with a studded collar) guards the gates of Demeter Fragrances, a heaven of strange scents. Alongside the fairly traditional flacons of damask rose and sandalwood stand bottles labeled "Angel Food," "Whiskey Tobacco," and "Mildew." These scents flavor eaux de toilette, lotions, oils, and gels. Precious few smell nice, but they're all suprisingly evocative, producing a wave of synesthesia for the wearer. And that result probably satisfies Demeter just fine.


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