We've had a few brushes with strange movie tie-ins around here in the past, but this time, I think we might have hit a new low -- or at the very least, a new standard of strange. If you grew up in the 70s and 80s you probably grew up in the age of the movie tie-in: collecting action figures, hoarding glasses from fast food restaurants, and even buying those terrible novelizations. But a loyal reader by the name of Jeff Solomon has found something a little different than your usual movie tie-in, and has snagged photos of perfume for sale inspired by some of your favorite films. Unfortunately, we're not talking about limited edition scents for Coco avant Chanel, or even Perfume. No, apparently somebody thought it would be a good idea to make scents inspired by such films as Bee Movie, Madagascar 2, and Transformers.

So if you've ever wondered what scent notes could convey Madagascar 2 (of which probably none of you have), now is your chance to dive in, though I can't be the only one wondering if the Madagascar scent would leave you smelling like a zoo animal. This isn't the first time that the world of the big screen has wound up at the perfume counter, as you might remember how back in 2001, NYC-based Demeter Fragrances released a limited edition perfume for Hedwig and The Angry Itch that was a scent reminiscent of hairspray, cigarette smoke, and cheap hotel rooms (kind of gross, but at least it made sense).

So even though I understand that these babies probably aren't official studio marketing tools, on the off chance these scents are the real thing, I think someone might want to sit down with the executive who thought the world needed a Transformers' cologne (for the low, low, price of $19.99) for a nice long talk about appropriate marketing.
categories Movies, Cinematical