Billionaire boss of Tesla Elon Musk has just made a cool million dollars by selling a perfume called Burnt Hair.
It sounds like a joke but it’s very real, with the stinky scent going for $162 Australian on his product website The Boring Company.
Elon has described it in a Tweet as the “finest fragrance on Earth”, with the product listing on the website saying it’s “the essence of repugnant desire”.
No word on what that desire relates to, or whether it’s based an actual hair burning experience haunting Musk (maybe while testing one of his rockets?). But he’s sure having fun with his new venture, changing his Twitter bio to “perfume salesman” and joking that he can’t believe he didn’t do it sooner given his surname.
With a name like mine, getting into the fragrance business was inevitable – why did I even fight it for so long!?— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 11, 2022
Doesn’t get more lit than this!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 12, 2022
The perfume is set to ship in early 2023, so we’ll have to wait to find out if anyone actually wears it. We’re hoping most people are buying it for the novelty factor?
Lemme get a whiff of that. I have childhood trauma of that smell one time my sister’s hair went up in flames from a candle. Nothing more flammable that hair with hair products— Safraz Khan (@safrazkhan) October 12, 2022
Hoping it doesn’t actually smell like burnt hair…— Suzanne Bronson (@LionaEss) October 12, 2022
But there seems to be a market for other types of scents.
At this point he could bottle his sweat and farts.— Dennis “Bitcoin Renaissance” Donnelly (@Cowaboonga1435) October 12, 2022
and sell them better than a supermodel
gross but true
Burnt Hair is bad ass
I hope I can get some.
The Musk Musk pic.twitter.com/yjN5lQUWzm— Erick García Luna (@ErickGarciaLuna) October 12, 2022
Of course, Musk’s perfume reminds us of Gwyneth Paltrow’s questionably scented ‘vagina candle’ that she’s been selling on her Goop website for US$75 (sorry to say, it doesn’t ship to Australia).
Goop vagina candle pic.twitter.com/MSd6kodA49— david r. (@mudcaulks) March 11, 2021
Sounds like they need to pair up for the perfect home smell!
Spritzing this in the air after lighting the Goop Vagina candle to set the mood https://t.co/AVMgoMBq7C— no paparazzi! (@lexishaye_) October 11, 2022