This week, FsOD Carpetbagger and Cassie have both sent me this next item. Or should I say, “Scent” me this item?
In a long overdue development, there seems to have been a bacon-scented fragrance put on the market. It’s called “bacōn”, (pronounced bay-CONE) and created by a company called Fargginay.
Why do they have two versions? Is one of them “crispy?”
I love the name and pronunciation… it allows them to be artsy-fartsy AND salt-of-the-earth at the same time.
Both Bagger and Cassie sent me the link to the Huffington Post article on it, and I swear, if it would have been dated last Friday, I’d have been sure it was an April Fools joke.
It quoted the press release as such:
bacōn is a passion project mirrored after one of the 20th Century's greatest legends. The Legend of Fargginay began in 1920 when quite by accident John Fargginay, a Parisian butcher discovered the ability to dramatically elevate his customers' mood with a secret recipe blending herbs & essential oils with the essence of...bacon. As the story goes, film stars & heads of state would frequent his shop to procure the magical elixir. With a wink of the eye and the secret code, "fargginay," customers would be slipped a discreet pouch containing the formula said to trigger pleasant memories. After a massive fire on July 4, 1924, the business was lost and so was the formula...Until now.
“Farginnay.” What a great name for a company.
“Yinz are really making bacon cologne?”
What’s next, a whole line of comfort food colognes? Macaroni and cheese? Pumpkin pie? Home-made bread? Primanti’s?
The Bagger went on to say that “It would be great if they had sexy, stylish ads by spokesmen such as Rosie O’Donnell, James Gandolfini and John Goodman… all urgently whispering “I smell Bay-Cone!”
I suggested the topical Kirstie Alley. He countered with the also topical Meat Loaf, who I think would be perfect! Meat Loaf wrapped in bacōn! What’s not to love?
As it turns out, the company already has a commercial on YouTube:
I had been wondering why this was being marketed as a scent for guys… the commercial provides the answer. Otherwise, I was thinking it should totally be marketed to women. Couple spritzes of this stuff and guys will be circling like puppies after a pork chop.
From the “Unrelated” Department
More goofy shit from Failblog.org. This one kills me: