Do you think Michael Jackson smelled like a “sparkling explosion of mandarin, lemon and bergamot essential oils from Italy with a few drops of baise rose wrapped in a woody heart of Canadian pine, supported with rose and jasmine of Grasse”? Well, his dad did! At least that appears to be the message of Jackson Tribute, the male side of Joe Jackson’s new fragrance line—Parfum De Neverland—which he just launched at Cannes. Don’t worry, ladies, Joe has a “musky…slightly vanilla” scent for you as well—Jackson Legend. You see, no one can stop Joe from putting the word “Jackson” on anything, since he put the word “Jackson” on Michael.
Parfum De Neverland appears to be a synergistic effort of sorts with Julian Rouas, who—according to his bio—once taught tennis to Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie of Monaco, before designing the scent “Sharon” By Sharon Stone in 1996 (does Joe find these people, or do these people find Joe?). Maybe, if these scents sell well, we can get one that captures the smell of desperation, the kind that drives an 82-year-old man to pimp out his dead son’s legacy like this.
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