Following a line of cheap and unimaginative merchandise that included Godiva chocolate bars
and body glitter
, the minds behind the Twilight
movie adaptation have fulfilled the dreams of rabid fat chicks everywhere; releasing a perfume
that allows the wearer to smell exactly like the failcake
main character, Bella.
Containing notes of freesia and lavender, Twilight
fans can purchase one 80mL bottle per customer of this scent from Hot Topic
and Borders bookstores nationwide for an affordable $48. Now you too can smell like a lavender steak, hopefully attracting your own old creepy stalker
Edward Cullen in the process!
But hang on, that's not all. Of course, if you've read any of my blogs you know that I find the subject of Twilight
to be intensely hilarious, bordering on downright infuriating. But regardless of whether or not I agree with certain themes in the popular young adult series, I immediately noticed one major problem in marketing this perfume.
It looks exactly like Nina by Nina Ricci!
Appropriately incorporating notes such as apple tree wood and red toffee apple, this line (which also includes a body lotion and shower gel
) bares a striking resemblance to the aforementioned Twilight
perfume. OKAY, IT'S EXACTLY FUCKING IDENTICAL. Perhaps Nina Ricci licensed the use of the bottle, or perhaps the merchandisers were completely shady. With a lack of information on the Twilight
scent, we can't be sure whether Nina Ricci is involved or not, but something odd is definitely afoot.
I smell a lawsuit.