Star Trek: Smells Like Certain Death

Or failure. It also smells like failure. That would be "Red Shirt," the new Star Trek cologne from Genki. Yup, a scent based on the low-level ensigns that invariably died every time the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise beamed down to a planet.

The tagline, reports Trek Movie, is "Because Tomorrow May Never Come," which leads me to think this might be a joke. It is described as a cologne for those with a "devotion to living each day as it could be your last" and smells like green mandarin, bergamot, and lavender, with notes of leather and grey musk. Of course the kind of person who would have no such devotion, nor would they be likely actually wear cologne. I know, I've been to a to a Star Trek convention. (It was for work, honest.)

You can also boldly go with "Tiberius" or replicate a Vulcan mating ritual with "Ponn Farr." Like anyone wearing this stuff is going to be having sex.

(Link via Information Nation and Geekologie)


  1. Somehow this story along with something you see about 3-4 seconds into this video really tickles me.

  2. Video game creators need cologne too.

  3. Well, when you think of quality cologne, you think of a Japanese game company, don't you?

  4. Who said anything about quality?