Brian May is a man who wears many hats, musician, record producer, astrophysicist and now, badger-scented perfume seller. That’s right, the Queen guitarist is the latest addition to the celebrity perfumer roster.
As Stereogum report, May has launched a brand new scent dubbed ‘Save Me’, a rich blend of pink pepper, jasmine, cyclamen, camomile, tuberose, mimosa, ylang ylang, gardenia, sandalwood, and musk. Which objectively sounds delicious and not at all like those revolting, saccharine celebrity-endorsed perfumes that line the shelves of Chemist Warehouse.
May has described the scent as the perfect brew “if you want to smell like the British countryside.” However an olfactory expert likened the scent to that of a badger in an interview with The Sun.
“The scent has deliberately earthy overtones — a hint of clean badger fur, some sandalwood and something a bit limey,” they revealed.
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The Save Me perfume was made in collaboration with Xerjoff, with proceeds being directed to the Brian May wildlife preservation charity, The Save Me Trust.
“I’m excited about this unique collaboration. My great friend Sergio Momo has, with great generosity, designed a new perfume to benefit wildlife, through the famous company he created – Xerjoff – working with the Save Me Trust,” May shared in a statement. “Compassion has never smelled so sweet!”
The perfume will set you back €197.00 (approximately $311 AUD), and if you’re a Queen superfan with a little extra cash to splash, you can pick up a bottle of this badger-scented stuff signed by Brian May for €410.00 (approximately $646 AUD.) It falls on the pricier side of things, but you can take solace in the knowledge that your hard-earned cash is going to a good cause.
The Save Me Trust was founded back in 2009 by Brian May and his wife Anne Brummer. It exists to “protect the welfare and dignity of wild animals” by working on issues affecting wildlife like climate change, increasing human population, and environmental destruction.