Tuesday, July 2, 2013
If Texas A&M could be a bottled scent, what would Aggies smell like?
There's a question you thought you'd never be asked.
First, there was the Texas A&M yell leader Ken doll. Now, the latest in Aggie marketing run amok: A Texas A&M-themed fragrance line will launch August 18, according to The Associated Press. (Their headline, by the way, is much funnier than mine: “Hullabaloo cologne-cologne.”)
Masik Collegiate Fragrances already makes and sells scents inspired by 10 other universities, the vast majority of which are in the south. Katie Masich, president of Masik, told the AP that the Aggie fragrance — which will set you back about $35 — uses rose, vanilla and apple in a play off the Aggie colors.
That sounds lovely, but way too boring. Here are seven things I think the A&M fragrance should smell like instead:
1. Kyle Field grass on a dewy morning
2. The sweat of Johnny Manziel after a night of clubbin’ and tweetin’
3. The exhaust of the 10,000 dually trucks in College Station
4. Bottled tea-sipper tears (OK, that’s unscented but you know the Aggies would wear it anyway)
5. The metallic scent of an Aggie ring worn for decades by an Ag alum who still comes to every game
6. The aroma of a foamy keg from back in the day when you could drink behind Northgate
7. This one’s an aerosol — bottled silence of Alabama fans as they left Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 10, 2012