|Wedding scent and wedding favour ~ Source: Sue Morley|
I am afraid my posting rhythm on Bonkers has been a bit disrupted of late - partly by a phase of 'extreme research' into bathroom fixtures and fittings, as I embark on the next major home improvement project. My ongoing visits to bathroom showrooms even spawned a blog post, but the unbridled silliness that follows here is nothing to do with my current preoccupation with sanitaryware, but rather with an amusing status update I spotted on Facebook. In it my cousin's wife, who recently celebrated the wedding of her daughter in Canada (the location is significant) writes:
"One day soon, I will inevitably spray myself with maple syrup and pour Chanel No 5 on my pancakes."
Sue's jokey post struck a chord with me, and I idly started to rummage in my own pantry for inspiration. It took a matter of mere moments to assemble a collection of store cupboard staples which could readily be confused with fragrances - based mainly on bottle shape in my own case, but sometimes also on the colour of their contents.
I kicked off with this bottle of extra extra virgin cat's pyjamas organic bio olive oil featured in my recent post from Berlin. It is rather reminiscent of Givenchy Pi, don't you think? - just lose the bizarre top and slightly tweak the trapezoid angle - why, it even has Greek letters on it to boot! Then before I knew it I was on a roll...
Hmm, what about the staple food of my house plants, Baby Bio, giving those ornate Ajne bottles a run for their money...
And finally, I feel sure there is a perfume bottle opposite number for this sweet chilli dipping sauce, but it eludes me for the moment. If you have an idea about that, or can think of any other frivolous pantry and perfume bottle pairings, do let me know in the comments. I also had a tall bottle of Styrian pumpkin oil that was a near miss for Profumi del Forte, but the neck shaping was quite a bit off. I mention this just in case anyone was thinking of giving me a present of fancy cooking oil in the near future. I think I am luxuriously well catered for in that department thanks, as I have two more bottles besides those (albeit with unremarkable contours). But for the record more gin would always go down well... ;)
Oh, and if anyone has any remaining appetite for things beyond the kitchen that are also shaped like perfume bottles there's a round up of other oddities here.