Presidential Perfumes

This was supposed to be a TOTALLY NEUTRAL and light-hearted discussion of both presidential candidates’ fragrance choices in an attempt to encourage y’all to get out and vote, but now it’s totally skewed because I was able to find perfume info for both Barack and Michelle and couldn’t find a thing for Mitt or Ann. Because apparently you’re not supposed to ask prominent politicians what they smell like, I guess?

(Aside: I once asked Jenny Lawson what perfume she wears at her book reading. I figured that, as The Bloggess, she would want to support me in my blogging endeavors. She seemed pretty weirded out, especially for someone with such an extensive taxidermy collection, but she very graciously answered that while she does not wear perfume, she does wear Teen Spirit deodorant. Jenny, if you ever do happen to develop an interest in perfume, I’ll hook you up with some Andy Tauer faster than you can say “Who let this creeper into my book reading?”)

So here are my (reluctantly!) biased findings: President Obama wears Brut. The First Lady wears three fragrances from niche British line Boedicia the Victorious: Noble, Divine, and Delicate. Creed claims that she also wears Love in White, but there’s no telling whether she actually wears the bottle they sent to the White House. (Laura Bush got one, too.)

What perfume will y’all be wearing while you vote today? (Non-American readers, you’re still allowed to answer!) Or, what fragrances would you assign to this election’s main players? Please note that while I will cautiously allow political discussion in the comments, there will be NO DISSING of other readers. Everyone be good!

13 thoughts on “Presidential Perfumes

    1. Heeey, I have a little bottle of Heavenly that never gets used up too! It’s perfectly pleasant, but I usually wear SJP Lovely when I’m going for “perfectly pleasant” these days.

  1. It’s supposed to be warmish again tomorrow with highs in the low 80’s, so I’m probably going to wear Chanel Cristalle again. I wore it today and can’t seem to quit snuffling myself. If I’m not in the mood for that I’ll probably wear Chanel No.19 or Pd’E Equistrius.

    1. I’ll be dreaming about your Cristalle weather as I layer up for another 45 degree day tomorrow šŸ˜¦ Which formulation of Cristalle do you wear, Tatiana? Everyone says there’s a big difference between the EDT and the EDP.

  2. For this very special privilege to cast my vote I will be wearing my special occasion scent. Chanel Cuir de Russie.
    I wish the President would drop the Brut and maybe try the more elegant and setorial Cristobal. As for the First Lady she is rocking in Boedicia the Victorious. As for Mr. And Mrs Romney I think they would go far wearing Secretions Magnifique

    1. Excellent choice, Lucas! In the President’s defense, all that (super trashy) Vanity Fair article tells us is that he wore Brut in college. No doubt he wears something much more sophisticated these days!

  3. I wore Kyoto for tranquility, centering, and non-attachment to today’s outcome.

    Who’s kidding me? I’m TOTALLY attached to today’s outcome. šŸ˜‰

  4. I read on a blog that one of the commenters had actually met President Obama at a fund raiser and he smelled like Comme de Garcon 2, unfortunately I do not remember which blog it was.

  5. I wore the lovely scent of Burt’s Bee’s almond milk hand creme to keep my hands from drying out in this 33 DEGREE WEATHER. SERIOUSLY.
    It also provided a soothing, homey olfactory soundtrack as I got up early to vote and still make it to my Business Law exam, then for a long day of classes. Now I’m all bundled up in bed and will reapply, inhale deeply, and ignore the speculation about who will win the election. It can wait till tomorrow. Have a great night!

  6. Last week, as I was taking my ballot to be mailed, I wore Tiempe Passate by Antonia’s Flowers – though I didn’t think of a significance of my choice. Today it was Miss Dior.

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