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March 6, 2007

Agraria Bitter Orange Eau de Cologne — Official Antidepressant Scent of bookofjoe


It was bound to happen.

No sooner was the ink dry on the page (it's a figure of speech, see, from back in the day when information came in the form of actual ink molecules pressed onto flattened dead tree pulp by giant machines — but I digress) with yesterday's 11:01 a.m. post about the world's first antidepressant perfume than our switchboard here at bookfjoe World Headquarters™ lit up and didn't stop.

We had to call in extra help from all over the planet to handle the load, which only now shows signs of abating.

My mistake?

Describing what would appear to be a failed product without offering a better alternative.

That's not what we're about here.

Anyone can trash something but few can — or care to make the effort to — make the world a better place.

My bad.

So without further ado, let me suggest to you my favorite spirit-lifting scent, from way, way back in the day, in fact the waning years of the 20th century.

Agraria Bitter Orange Eau de Cologne.

The most perfect unisex scent ever invented, "favored by both men and women."

3.4 ounces for $39.

It's not as intense as their nonpareil Bitter Orange Potpourri (below) —


the Official Potpourri of bookofjoe, I might add (and how many other blogs/websites have Official Potpourris, I'd ask you? But I digress yet again) since it (the blog, not the potpourri, sillybilly) was born — but it's a kinder, gentler evocation of the same wonderful aura and mood.

Guaranteed to improve your spirits.

If you are not fully satisfied, simply return the unused portion to me for a no-questions-asked refund in full.

The way it always should be.

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Finding this post was worth it just to read about Flautist's potpourri (always hated the taste of that word in my mouth) anecdote.

Unisex scent you say. Is it very citrusy? Any perfume or cologne with citrus scents makes me break out in a most horrible rash.

Posted by: Miles | Nov 29, 2008 9:34:00 PM

The potpourri looks so luscious, like I want to dive right into a huge bowl of it, and I so desperately need spirit-lifting lately, that I'm actually going to order some. I'll report back.

Potpourri...That word makes me think of a semi-amusing story...I once had a little gathering of artsy types over to my house for a "showing" of some of the refinished/painted furniture, paintings, thingamajigs and general whatnot that I do. There were little bowls of potpourri all over the house, and a couple of guys (I mean, you'd think artsy types, even guy ones, would know better, wouldn't you) kept trying to eat it, thinking, I suppose, that I was so unique and innovative that I would NEVER set out any nibbles as prosaic and plebeian as bowls of chips and dips, and clearly, my offerings were cutting-edge snacks that would just take a little getting used to. And to top it all off, near the end of the evening, my cat took a huge, fragrant poop in the biggest bowl, in full view of everyone. Performance art, Flautist style!

Posted by: Flautist | Mar 6, 2007 8:54:54 PM

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