Atlanta fashionistas and foodies alike, I wasn’t exactly sure where to categorize this piece of writing – under “fashion” or “gourmet foodies” – but those of you who love bacon as well as pork barbeques, know exactly what Food TV’s chef Emeril Lagasse means when he affectionately declares that “pork fat rules!”
Let’s talk about the bacon fragrance first, aptly named Bacon and created by none other than a Parisian butcher turned perfumer…
John Fargginay says that he discovered the ability to “dramatically elevate” the mood of his customers by formulating a “secret recipe” and blending 11 popular pure essential oils with the essence of that king of all pork products – bacon!
Fargginay’s secret elixir was sadly lost when his establishment burnt down in devastating fire on July 4, 1924.
Now that strangely inspiring story can be retold as Bacon fragrance gets a new lease on life by its new founders who have revived Fargginay’s ingenuity and named the perfume company the House of Fargginay in memory of its original inventor!
There are two types of bacon fragrances that Fargginay has formulated, the first of which is the Bacon Gold, characterized by mandarin, bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, nutmeg, pimento berry and black pepper, with a “touch of sweet, a smidgen of savory, a pinch of salty goodness and the secret formula.” Hmmm…not terribly technical, but you get the idea…
The second bacon fragrance is the Bacon Classic, which is blended with bergamot, orange, lime, grapefruit, black pepper, cedar wood, vetiver and guaiacwood, with a “dash of savory, 2 pinches of salty goodness and the secret formula.” Again, just enough to whet your appetite and pique your curiosity…
Now for a bit of pork barbeque, we have Que Eau de Barbeque, created by Pork Barrel BBQ, a gourmet company from Alexandria, Virginia which specializes in all things barbeque, including sauces, barbeque related products and recipes.
Pork Barrel BBQ claims that Que is an “intoxicating bouquet of spices, smoke, meat, and sweet summer sweat, is the latest development in wearable scents and is quickly becoming a hit among meat lovers, grill masters, and backyard BBQ’ers.”
These purveyors of all things barbeque, realized that there was a genuine need for a barbeque-scented fragrance and claim that hitherto, no fragrance manufacturer has ever succeeded in “bottling the intoxicating scents associated with barbeque and its mixture of spices, smoke and meat.”
Pork Barrel BBQ promises that their product is 100% real and sure to make you a hit at your next backyard BBQ!
Anyone game to sport some?