Bacon cologne latest product to enter baconphilia trend

Want to smell like your favorite meat product? There's a cologne for that. Need a recipe for peanut butter bacon cupcakes? There an app for that.

In the latest installment of bacon-mania, a perfume maker and an Android app contribute to the long-running phenomenon. Only, in these examples, it's bacon, bacon everywhere, nor any bite to eat.

The latest application of bacon comes bottled. For bacon junkies who want to smell like their favorite meat product all day long, Chicago company fargginay launched a bacon cologne called bac?n - pronounced ‘bay-cone'- this week.

Beneath 11 essential oils, is an "ever so slight hint of bacon," and comes in two aromas: Classic and Gold.

Classic is described as a "spicy maple aroma," while Gold a "memorable sizzling citrus."

The one ounce bottles of cologne are available online and sell for $36.

In a cheeky online ad, the cologne is touted as an immediate mood enhancer that leaves people spell-bound by its bacon-scented charms.

Fargginay isn't the first company to bottle the scent of sizzling or grilled meats.

In 2008, Burger King pitched their charbroiled inspired men's body spray, The Flame by BK: "the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat." The limited edition bottle was sold for $3.99 (€2.80).

Reader's Digest Association also launched an Android app this week called, Baconnection, a mobile anthology of bacon games, facts and recipes from, Taste of Home and Every Day with Rachael Ray.

In addition to hundreds of bacon recipes that range from appetizers to desserts, the app also offers users a "Ph. B in Baconology" with their Bacon Bits Trivia.

Despite first surfacing years ago in kamikaze food pairings that combined the smoky, salty pork with cloyingly sweet desserts, the passion for all things bacon-related is showing no signs of losing its sizzle.

Last month, the same company that created bacon lip balm, J & D's, pulled an early April Fools with their zero-calorie, vegetarian, kosher "bacon delivery system" in the form of BaconAir, an aromatizer that sprays bacon-scented "oxygen."

The fictitious aromatizer combined "the deliciousness of bacon with the unrivaled health benefits of 95 percent pure Himalayan oxygen," and pulled a fast one on a few bloggers and media outlets that fell for the prank.

Their bacon lip balm and bacon gravy, however, are real.


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