I guess tattoos probably smell a bit gross, if you want to get down to it, and I certainly don't think most tattoo parlors smell so hot, either. But if you could take traditional tattoo art and bottle it I wonder what it would smell like?
Ed Hardy thinks he knows (or at least his marketing folks do!). Women's tattoos apparently are delectable florals (freesia, linden blossom, muguet) with a virtual fruit basket (apples, mangoes, wild strawberries, and ruby red grapefruit) layered over amber, musk, tonka bean and a splash of vanilla.
Men's tattoos, quite surprisingly, citrusy goodness (bergamot, mandarin) in a pool of cool greens (thuja, clary sage, mint julep accord) that then mellows a bit to airy sensuality (ozone, musk, sequoia forest and amber).
To me, it sounds like they just tossed in a bunch of notes and shook 'em up just to see what happened (especially the men's fragrance). What do you think!?
You can check them out for yourself at most major department stores.
For the record: I have multiple tattoos. I love the culture, so my comments above weren't meant to offend.... but let's face it: there aren't that many tattoo parlors I'd love to bottle!