Ahhh ... marketing. On one hand you want to look at a story like this and turn your head in disgust at the ways in which folks are trying to capitalize on a tragic accident, but then you remember that people have been making money off the Titanic sinking for decades. With the 3D re-release of James Cameron's Titanic due out on April 4th, we're beginning to see some peculiar Titanic-related items pop up for sale, with the oddest little trinket belonging to QVC, who've launched "Legacy 1912 Titanica," a perfume that blends scents and oils recovered in the Titanic wreck to reimagine a fragrance from perfumer (and Titanic survivor) Adolphe Saafeld.
Oh yes, Titanic perfume ... for those times when you just need to smell like a sunken ship at the bottom of the ocean. In all seriousness, it's sort of an interesting story. At the time of the ship's sinking, Saafeld was carrying with him a leather satchel containing various vials of essences and oils. Those vials disappeared with the ship but were eventually recovered, and now they're being used to create a perfume similar to what would've been worn by someone onboard that ship in 1912.
Here's a description from the QVC site: "Distinctive discovery. Inspired by actual essences recovered from the wreck of the Titanic, Legacy 1912 eau de parfum surrounds you with the fragrance of delicate lemon and nerolis, alongside blushing rose and warm, sheer amber. A testament to the enduring nature of history, this scent also honors the legacy of British perfume maker Aldophe Saalfeld, who had to leave his precious case of perfume vials behind when he fled the ship."
The perfume will run you $69 per bottle, and you can buy it at QVC.