Scent of a Lion?

July 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm Leave a comment

Scent of a University

So you’ve got the Penn State look down — blue and white, of course, and maybe those pants with the little lions all over them. Possibly even rolled up, a la Joe Paterno.

Want to take it one step farther? Now you can buy a perfume inspired by campus. We wrote about it in our March/April issue, and The New York Times weighed in its Sunday Education Life section in a piece titled “Nittany in a Bottle.”

It’s not just Penn State that has a signature scent. (If you’re curious, the perfume is available at the Alumni Store.) Masich Collegiate Fragrances has created perfumes for several colleges, so the Times enlisted alums of Penn State, North Carolina, and LSU to do a “blind sniff test” and ask what smells they associate with campus. Meghan Day ’03 Com said Penn State was “cow manure, beer, barbecue and tailgating smells.”

Tough to disagree with that assessment, I guess. When you think of Penn State, what smells come to mind?

Lori Shontz, senior editor

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