Smells Like Socialist Spirit

| 1/15/2008 4:26:36 PM

What does socialism smell like? Stalin’s party-issued undies? Stale bread and conformity? Not if you’re a member of the Catalan Socialist Party. According to the Guardian, the Spanish political party just unveiled its latest strategic gambit: a socialist-scented perfume. Contrary to speculation, it’s not made by juicing party deserters. Rather, “it mixes Mediterranean herbs and fruits such as Bergamot orange and white tea with base notes from the Orient, which come together to produce an aroma of ‘confidence, equality, progress, and efficiency.’ ” So apparently it’s made for socialists, not of them. 

Morgan Winters

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