Microsoft VP bottles the scent of money
There is nothing like the scent of money to get you motivated in the morning! At least, that's the idea behind one Chicago man's newest fragrance line - aptly called "Money."
Patrick McCarthy, a VP of sales at Microsoft, recreated the scent of cold hard cash and bottled it in His MoneyCologne and Her Money Eau de Parfum. He believes that by spraying the scent of money, you can make more of it.
"I really feel that people who wear this will feel more confident," McCarthy told AOL News.
"I got the idea after reading a story about a Japanese study that showed a significant increase in worker productivity when the smell of money was pumped through vents into factories."
But wait a minute what does money actually smell like?
In the U.S., up to 90% of paper money has traces of cocaine and more recently, the plastic chemical BPA has been found on bills.
McCarthy describes the scent of money as, "… a unique fragrance."
In order to turn the unique scent into a wearable cologne, McCarthy enlisted the help of Larry "the Nose" Murrison for help.
Murrison, responsible for the sweet smelling success of Michael Jordon and Johnny Carson colognes, was able to reverse engineer the smell of real money into a potent solvent.
McCarthy even added $500 worth of shredded U.S. money in each bottle.
McCarthy describe the scent of his men's cologne as "the woody aroma of newly printed money with a bold fusion of fresh ocean breezes, and bright citrus notes are joined by rosemary, grass, and precious woods."
"Then we added the right mixture of oils to make it work for men and for women," McCarthy said.
As far as the ladies goes, he describes Her Money Eau de Parfum, "[it] begins with the clean scent of freshly minted bills. Vibrant pink grapefruit and mandarin give it a citrus kick that's enhanced by freesia, passionfruit, Hawaiian wedding flower and a soft hint of melon."
Does money really smell like passionfruit and Hawaiin wedding flowers?
"We have had quite a bit of positive customer feedback," he said. "I'd like to think that people will use it as part of our economic recovery. I got an order from a serviceman in Afghanistan and sent him a bunch of extra bottles. They understand what they're fighting for and a lot of it is money."
Both fragrances will sell for around $35 online and will probably be the ultimate gag gift or college graduation gift. Still, no word if that $500 within each bottle can be re-reversed engineered into cold hard cash instead of crap cologne.
(Via AOL News)