We Found Out What BBQ Cologne Tastes Like, It’s Also Flammable


Ah, the scent of summer barbecues  is enough to send shivers of nostalgia down our spines. So, when someone sent us literal barbecue cologne in the mail, we were excited and yes, a little wary.

The not-so-subtly named “Que” scent promises “an intoxicating bouquet of spices, smoke, meat and sweet summer sweat.” Ladies, are you impressed yet? Naturally, something so ambitious deserved the full Foodbeast treatment. So we went about the office and sprayed it on lucky unsuspecting chaps, gave it a good ol’ taste test (thanks for taking one for the team, Rudy) and used it to light sh*t on fire:


Wake Up Smelling Like Toast Perfume

Do you ever wish you could capture the mouthwatering aroma of fresh toasted bread? Well, with Eau de Toast you too can smell like you’ve just popped out of the toaster. Crafted by The Federation of Bakers (of course!) this perfume debuted at London’s Fashion Week. Free samples of the toasty body spray were available to residents of the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands aged 18 years or over, but we hear they’ve all been snatched up.

According to the fragrance’s site, the scent was designed to “challenge the fashion for bread-free diets. With just 80 calories per slice, bread provides (at least) 10% of the adult daily intake of protein, fibre, calcium, iron, copper, zinc and manganese.” However consuming the spray is absolutely not the same thing. Just a friendly FYI.


We’re not sure if this smells like toasted bread or if it’s a bit fancier and has that warm buttery goodness all up in there. Maybe that’s the next fragrance in the line to debut, Eau de Buttered Toast.

H/T New York Post + PicThx The Federation of Bakers


Drink to That!: Whiskey Cologne Exists


There’s sushi cologne, egg nog cologne and even Pizza Hut’s got their own scent. Naturally, this whiskey cologne was inevitable.

Although, I’m not too sure how most ladies will take to smelling whiskey breath on a gentleman’s dermis. It’s a bit . . . unexpected but hey, everyone loves Jameson neat (and if you don’t, then poo!) so perhaps a few sprays of eau de whiskey can’t hurt. I imagine this scent by perfumier Commodity leaves the more robust flavors of the liquor behind, while playing up its subtle notes of sweet honey, malted barley and smokey oak.

That, or you could end up reeking of your local dive bar’s happy hour. If that’s the case, some of Commodity’s more lowkey scents might do — Mimosa, Tea and Book, for instance. I, for one, need to get my hands on this peculiarly named “Book” cologne. I’ve always had a thing for the smell of musky libraries. Go figure.

Whiskey Cologne (100ml bottle) $65 Pre-order @Commodity 

H/T Incredible Things


Too Corny? There’s a Tamale Perfume Now

“I could go wild and try to create a ‘pollo’ one or an ‘al pastor’ one,” perfumer Zorayda Ortiz tells DNAinfo Chicago, referring to a chicken or pork tamale scented oil she’s thinking of designing. Honey, just having a plain tamale scented one is bad enough.

Fortunately the first two ideas seem to be just that – ideas – but that third one. That third one, titled simply “Tamale,” is part of Ortiz’s newest perfume line and attempts to capture the culture of the Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood.

Now, like with the sushi perfume we discovered a while back, it’s hard to imagine what effect any sort of food-inspired scent could have on a person aside from making them hungry. But if culinary scents are here to stay, especially those inspired by specific locations, it’s not too much to ask for an In-N-Out Secret Sauce scent for us So Cal peeps, is it?

Didn’t think so.

H/T Huff Po, PixThx Tavallai


Egg Nog Cologne Smells Like ‘Nutmeg and a Dash of Cinnamon’

Just in time for that last Christmas party, the Demeter Fragrance Library is here with Egg Nog Cologne. Their “delightful, creamy concoction with touches of nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon” is sure to have your fellow partygoers dying to get drunk from the creamy goodness emanating from every corner of your body.

For those seeking a more private experience with l’eau de egg nog, they also offer a shower gel, massage oil and calming body lotion for more intimate moments of food-related sexiness.

The scent loses authenticity points for forgoing the alcoholic kick so beloved in egg nog, but Demeter going with the virgin recipe was probably for the best, otherwise the fragrance would be more Annoying Alcoholic Uncle than cozy old Egg Nog.

Egg Nog cologne @ Amazon

via Demeter Fragrance Library


Sushi Cologne is Apparently a Real Thing

On paper, food colognes should make a lot of sense. Food smells good. Perfumes and colognes also smell good. So why is it that every time I try to imagine a sushi-scented cologne, I get dizzy and seasick and want to tell someone to make better life decisions?

Oh right. Because they’d smell like fish.

But if you’re totally fine with pissing everyone off within a 3 foot radius, this Sushi cologne by Demeter has apparently been around for a while now. Which shouldn’t be too surprising, considering their scent repertoire includes such concoctions as Dirt, Crayon and Laundromat. But it’s still bizarre enough to warrant a capital WTF. Question mark. Exclamation point. Exclamation point. Question mark.

And okay, so according to the cologne’s website, “Sushi” doesn’t actually smell like fish per se, consisting instead of “just cooked sticky rice and straight from the seaside seaweed, laced with hints of ginger and lemon essences.” But anything outside of a Japanese restaurant that reminds me I’m not currently eating sushi is still enough to be annoying.

For shame madam, for shame.

Demeter 4 oz. Sushi Cologne: $20 @ Amazon