And it seems the fragrance, which is dubbed "Flame-Grilled," will be released only in Japan. On April 1st. Hang on a second... But wait, this is supposedly an actual product.
It's no joke. Tomorrow the fine folk of Frito-Lay will be taking to the streets of L.A. and New York City to promote Cheeteau, the official fragrance of Cheetos. They sent me a bottle in advance, and... oh god, it's leaking. *coughs* EVERYTHING SMELLS LIKE CHEETOS.
It's springtime. And when you say "spring" in Japan, images of cherry blossoms and picnics leap to mind.
If you've ever done an interview with Patapon designer Hiroyuki Kotani, you've heard him sing "Pon Pon Pata Pon" as he plays through the game. As striking as the visual style for that game is, it's got nothing on the visual craziness in this music video.
Every story's gotta start somewhere. This one starts in Hiroshima, with three girls who had the same kanji character in their names, 香. The character means "fragrance", and the group was Perfume.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs, who brought you "Chtulhu: The Fragrance," has released a line of RPG-themed "perfume oil blends." Yes, if you've always wanted to smell like an elf but never thought to mix parma violet, hawthorne bark, white moss and a bunch of other shit together, they've got you covered.
What? What?! That's what "eau de
toilet toilette," means, right? Oh, fine, it's perfume, specifically a fragrant homage to Final Fantasy XIII, and it'll be available a month after the game's release in North America.