For some reason, the kids these days love the Twilight saga. Believe me, it pains me to call it the Twilight saga, because to me a saga is a great, sweeping work of masterful literature, not a teenage vampire romance novel. Either way, the latest movie based on the Twilight books, New Moon (officially The Twilight Saga: New Moon), is coming out today, and the market has been flooded with some downright disturbing Twilight tie-in products.
Some of these are just horrifying beyond words. I mean, I kind of understand the Edward Cullen underpants, because that’s an article of clothing and can be worn. However, the one thing that amuses me the most is the Twilight-themed perfumes. I don’t know about you, but I want to smell like a wet dog, a dead guy, a boring chick, and someone named Alice. For all I know, they smell great, but… yeah, the Twilight tie-in just makes me want to use them to mask the smell of my vomit.
I guess it’s no different than Forks, Washington marketing itself as the hub of Twitardation. People have to make money, and I guess once Twilight frenzy fades, you can change the labels on the scents back to something more respectable. Some of this other stuff is just inexcusable.