Because you can't spell "scientists" without "scents"

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This month's Scientific American has a hilarious piece on perfumes inspired by great minds, including:

J. Robert Oppenheimer's Cataclysm
Ingredients: Desert sand, enriched geranium.
Slogan: Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds, but with a delicate floral hint.

Anton van Leeuwenhoek's Hidden
Ingredients: Pond water.
Slogan: Reveal... the little things.

Stephen Hawking's Universe
Ingredients: Everything.
Slogan: You don't have to understand it.

There are lots more where those came from. (Sadly, none of them are available in stores -- they're the brainchildren of author Steve Mirsky.) Got any other pungent suggestions? Leave 'em in the comments...

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November 14, 2006 - 3:45am
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