January 10, 2007
The latest and greatest in travel from travelgirl magazine. The thought of KISS front man Gene Simmons unraveling his famous tongue may not evoke thoughts of a fragrant bouquet, but that hasn't stopped the rock legend from unveiling the band's latest love child: KISS fragrance. Launched at some 2,000 department store counters this past fall, the fragrance line is not for the faint of heart. It's infused with a bold blend of cumin, white pepper, cypress, moss, and honeyed amber (pour hommes) and wild red poppy, wet fig leaves, and vintage mahogany (pour femmes). Sidebar products including Lovin' Body Lotion, Rockin' Bath Splash, and Party Shower Gel even contain an extra dose of pheromones - said to increase sexual libido - for those who really want to live like a rock star. While other bands from the KISS generation have all but faded into oblivion, these iconic rockers have managed to reinvent and market themselves. They've even christened a new coffee shop - KISS Coffeehouse - in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; promising patrons a "rock and roll all night" experience after a few shots of espresso. KISS fragrance consumers will choose from four bottle caps, each with a different band member's likeness.