The FIFA World Cup has been a huge money-making machinery with many businesses cashing in on the football craze that's going on right now. But when is it considered taking it too far?
I admit, I myself was caught up by the madness as well. I'm not a jersey person and I even just bought an "Official Licensed" Germany football jersey to join in on the fun. Then immediately after that Germany got knocked out of the tournament by Italy. So stupid. :(
One of the most bizarre "Official Licensed World Cup Merchandise" I've seen on the market is definintely this.
The Official FIFA World Cup 2006 Fragrance
"Introducing the officially licensed 2006 FIFA World Cup™ fragrance. Feel the excitement of winning the most coveted trophy in the world, wear the scent of victory."
Excuse me, but what in the name of Ronaldinho's balls is that supposed to mean?
What exactly is the "scent of victory"? I know what flower smells like, I know what coffee smells like, but how the heck would anyone know what "victory" smells like. It's completely ambiguous and meaningless.
If that's the case, everyone can just bottle their farts and sell it as a "scent of victory". Because everytime I fart I feel a sense of victory.
Wanna smell like dirty, sweaty footballers?
Get the Official World Cup Fragrance today!