Trojan Just Launched Fragrances, and No, They Don't Smell Like Condoms, Thank God

Marci Robin
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In my time, I've seen some strange beauty pursuits by brands that have not so much as a toe dipped in the beauty industry. Surely, we all recall when KFC fancied itself a cosmetics startup, launching products like bath bombs and nail polish that smell like fried chicken. More recently, Pepsi has been giving away cola-scented spa kits, because why the hell not? (Rhetorical question, but I could definitely offer some solid reasons if anyone's interested.) It seems the trend is for these non-beauty brands to launch beauty products that smell like their respective hottest commodities — which is why I reflexively shuddered when I heard that Trojan has launched fragrances.

I don't know about you, but I definitely don't need or desire anything condom-scented in my fragrance wardrobe. You won't catch me on Reddit fragrance boards pining for a perfume with bold notes of latex and spermicide. But luckily, from the looks of the newly launched trojanfragrances.com, the three Trojan fragrances that went on sale this week are less eau de prophylactic and more just regular ol' personal fragrances.

The scents don't have creative names — instead, they're broken down by gender (unfortunately). Trojan Fragrance for Men features notes of peppermint, green cardamom, mandarin, jasmine sambac, nutmeg, rockrose, frankincense, patchouli, and amberwood; Trojan Fragrance for Women boasts pink pepper, caraway, grapefruit, Turkish rose, saffron flower, Casablanca lily, Madagascar vetiver, orris, and patchouli; Trojan Fragrance for All starts off the most citrusy of the bunch with lime, lemon, and orange, followed by rosemary, geranium, violet leaves, sandalwood, patchouli, amber, and tobacco. 

The list of notes for each one is concluded on the website with the same wishful copy: "for a sensual and flirty scent that will spark attraction and desire." And perhaps — dare I say it? — protected sexual intercourse.

"Through the pandemic, condom sales were going through the roof," Kyle Monga, vice president of Victory International (the fragrance company partnering with Trojan's parent company, Church & Dwight Co. Inc., to bring us these smells), told WWD. "It's perfect timing with Trojan Fragrance because it's about exploring your desires [and] doing it safely. It’s about being bold, being sexy, having the freedom to express your authentic self — who you are, no constraints. These are all very tied into the Trojan DNA."

Monga also said that Trojan Fragrances is looking to expand into home fragrance and — because you were definitely wondering if not outright hoping — "ball sprays." But until that magical moment, you can get the current eau de parfum and toilette sprays for $45 each at trojanfragrances.com.

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