The scent of fried potatoes is the purest expression of love
If your love language includes phrases like “starchy tuber” and “fryer,” then the Idaho Potato Commission knows exactly what you need for Valentine’s Day this year: Frites by Idaho, a scent that smells like french fries.
The commission, which is on a mission to promote Idaho-grown potatoes, announced the scent this week, describing it as a limited-edition scent made with “distilled Idaho potatoes and oils essential”. It comes in a proper looking 1.7 ounce crystal clear bottle.
IPC listed the perfume for sale on its website for $1.89 and sold out quickly, but don’t cry into your ketchup just yet. An Instagram contest to win one of the bottles is still active until February 13.
If you managed to grab one of the bottles, you might get a bit of a headache. IPC noted that high demand could cause shipping delays of 4-6 weeks. So what are you going to give your lover on February 14 in the meantime? How about a giant stuffed anthropomorphic potato without pants?
The romance is alive and well and it smells like something you’d dig out of the ground, slice up and dip in hot oil. If that isn’t love, then I don’t know what is.