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New Cologne Answers the Question: "What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?"

samzenpus posted about 3 months ago | from the because-we-can dept.

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samzenpus (5) writes "You may not be Satoshi Nakamoto, but thanks to Virginia-based eco-products company Eruditium, you can now smell like him, her, or them. The company claims Bitcologne is "made for peer-to-peer interaction" adding, "It's an aromatic blend of spicy, floral, oak and citrus notes your 'partner' may find it hard to resist initiating a more private transaction.'" A bottle costs about $26 or 0.0608 Bitcoin."

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"What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956033)

no ... I can't ... way too easy ...

Re:"What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?" (1)

bobthesungeek76036 (2697689) | about 3 months ago | (#46956043)

Smells like Beta... :P

Slashdot Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956421)

Like shit?

Re:Slashdot Beta? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957063)

"Smells Like Scam Spirit"

Re:"What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957729)

By the looks of that bottle, I would say it smells like that really, really cheap Jovan Musk cologne that was popular with the poor kids back in the 70s.

Re:"What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?" (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958257)

It smells like a Ponzi scheme.

Va? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956087)

Virginia based fishsticks...

Re:Va? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956785)

I like fishsticks...

Re:Va? (1)

Talderas (1212466) | about 3 months ago | (#46958177)

So you're a gay fish?

"made for peer-to-peer interaction" (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956117)

TIL: All you need to do to get a /. plug is to take a completely ordinary and cheap product, slap on a name of a trending tech related word or brand, and presto!
Now you are no better then the people who go Hot Topic and find the "Buzzinga!" shirts absolutely hilarious!

Smells like... (0)

Kuroji (990107) | about 3 months ago | (#46956137)

...a ripoff.

Re:Smells like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956295)

Technically, it's a pump and dump.

Re:Smells like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956489)

...Geek Spirit.

Re:Smells like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958439)

Then why haven't the 'scammers' dumped and moved on to another scam?

Answer: It's not a scam.

Re:Smells like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958585)

Whoosh.

You aren't the sharpest knife in the drawer, are you?

Re:Smells like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956907)

The title of the article makes me think it was ripped from of Pulp Fiction.

I have a mental imagine of Jules asking Bret:

What does a bit coin smell like?
What does Marcellus Wallace look like?

Re:Smells like... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958427)

So, by that logic, Bitcoins smell like a bitch?

In The Library by I Hate Perfume (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956147)

I don't wear cologne or perfume, but if I did, it would be this one:

http://cbihateperfume.com/shop/perfumes-a-to-z/306

It's a cologne based on the smell of a library. Brilliant!

Too easy... (4, Funny)

dugancent (2616577) | about 3 months ago | (#46956183)

Desperation.

Re:Too easy... (2)

Mashiki (184564) | about 3 months ago | (#46956263)

I thought it was "burning" with a side of "getting screwed over." Though not quite as strong in the flavor and smell as government based colognes.

Re:Too easy... (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about 3 months ago | (#46957277)

Smells like bacon, tastes like chicken, served with a side order of refried Beanie Babies.

Re:Too easy... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956733)

I thought it smelled like making 25-50x your money in under a year, or losing half of it in a couple of months.

I know I'm certainly not desperate. People have lost a lot more than half their money on stocks alone.

So this is the stuff... (4, Insightful)

fleabay (876971) | about 3 months ago | (#46956185)

that matters?!?

Re:So this is the stuff... (1)

Killjoy_NL (719667) | about 3 months ago | (#46961511)

Lighten up, it's funny :)
Not everything has to be all serious.

Metric Dollars (1)

31415926535897 (702314) | about 3 months ago | (#46956217)

A bottle costs about $26 or 0.0608 Bitcoin.

This makes it sound like bitcoins are metric dollars. I prefer the Imperial measurement.

Thanks Betteridge (4, Funny)

complete loony (663508) | about 3 months ago | (#46956269)

"What does bitcoin smell like?"

No. Just no.

Smells like hash. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956279)

"Hey, this just smells like hash!"
"No mom, that's Bitcoin."

The question no one was asking (4, Informative)

rebelwarlock (1319465) | about 3 months ago | (#46956505)

Because digital goods don't carry physical properties, you fucking tool.

Shut up (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956569)

Youre just jealous you didnt think of the idea yourself you shitstain

Dust (1)

maxwells_deamon (221474) | about 3 months ago | (#46956561)

It is created by computers. Thus it smells link the dust that comes out when I use a can of air to clean my computer

What else could it smell like? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956721)

Marijuana, because the only use bitcoins have are for pathetic drug addicts to get their fix.

smells like... (0)

able1234au (995975) | about 3 months ago | (#46956803)

a scam

Re:smells like... (1)

jellomizer (103300) | about 3 months ago | (#46957413)

As if there are any legitimate ways to earn bitcoins.

pfft (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956837)

Call me when it smells like sex.

Re:pfft (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958317)

Because if you bought one for $1000, you got screwed.

Free advertisement (2)

enriquevagu (1026480) | about 3 months ago | (#46956945)

Invent anything you want to sell, name it after bitcoin and you receive free advertisement in Slashdot front page!

Re:Free advertisement (2)

pla (258480) | about 3 months ago | (#46957525)

The problem here comes from having two groups of people in the world - People who like dousing themselves in mostly-alcohol every morning, and people who hate the first group for making the office reek like a French whorehouse. Thankfully, perfume (and cologne - Males don't get a pass on this one) wearers fall into a small minority, but it only takes one or two to ruin it for everybody.

As for Bitcoin specifically... Can you say "jumped the shark"? And make no mistake, I quite like Bitcoin and use it, well, if not "regularly", a few times a year (and yes, for entirely legal purchases - My weed dealer only takes USD, haters!). But the "scent" of a virtual currency? Pathetic.

/ like a slightly-too-warm video card baking off the nauseating aroma of cigarette tar clogging the heat sink.

Go ahead and knock it (2)

GeekWithAKnife (2717871) | about 3 months ago | (#46956951)


You see, diamonds are not really worth anything, neither are black pearls...but once people started marketing those with other goods that had an established perceived value guess what happened?

Sure, cryptocurrency is not physical so cannot have a smell but if this fragrance is any good it ADDS to the perceived value of bitcoin.

I've seen and heard a lot of criticism of bitcoin for all sorts of reasons but at the end of the day we did once move from bartering apples for goat to coins to the gold standard to currency (Which IS virtual money) & we will move to an all digital economy. Maybe that will be bitcoin.

diamonds have real value (1)

pr100 (653298) | about 3 months ago | (#46957741)

Most diamonds mined are used in for practical industrial purposes and have value for that reason.

Re:Go ahead and knock it (1)

Yunzil (181064) | about 3 months ago | (#46960465)

but once people started marketing those with other goods that had an established perceived value guess what happened?

A few people hoarded them and drove the price artificially high?

My suggestion would be... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46956957)

Name of the cologne should have been "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" and it should smell like 16th century person's breath.

It should smell like your mother's basement (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957263)

The official habitat of the young naive Libertarians or anarchists.

mod DoWn (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957353)

60% of the time... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957399)

It works every time.

0.0608 BTC (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957405)

or 0.06 BTC....or 0.1 BTC or 0.00001 BTC, or .....

Money doesn't smell (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957465)

So it's not money after all? As we all know, money doesn't smell...

really... (0)

Lumpy (12016) | about 3 months ago | (#46957489)

I figured that Bitcoin smelled like black tar heroin and a box of saved roaches with a little bit of human trafficking rolled in.

Honestly Bitcoin is the currency of the drug trade, so it should smell pretty gross.

[citation needed] (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46961941)

Most of the drug dealers and slavers I know accept dollars but not bitcoins.

"Honestly" to you must mean "as far as I can guess because I don't know what facts are".

Do (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957869)

I detect a whiff of fedora?

Mountain Dew and Doritos (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957965)

nc

Wait someone actually asked this question? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46957999)

Really who would ask what a virtual currency smells like? Somehow I don;t think this is either news or something that matters...

Frosty piss (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958077)

If the title was ever appropriate, that time is now.

Re:Frosty piss (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958195)

Also a good answer for the sequel question: "What does a Bitcoin taste like?"

at 26$ (1)

WormholeFiend (674934) | about 3 months ago | (#46958079)

it does not smell enough like money, so you will definitely stay single if you wear it.

It smells like.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958563)

Urine and body odor. That's right. Smell like the bums in the subway once all your Bitcoins have a) been stolen, or b) lost all value. Order now while *your* supply of Bitcoins can still purchase something. Now I can't do this all day, but if you order in the next ten minutes you get an extra bottle for free.

No, the cate does not "got my tongue". (3, Funny)

Impy the Impiuos Imp (442658) | about 3 months ago | (#46958611)

> "New Cologne Answers the Question: What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?"

Well, I sure as hell don't want to know what a Doge Coin smells like.

Re:No, the cate does not "got my tongue". (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46958665)

Better than the blockchain!

dank (1)

ThatsDrDangerToYou (3480047) | about 3 months ago | (#46958847)

All the good smells were taken.

The Whole Time (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46959133)

I was like, this post is definitely samzenpus. Clicked expand, yup samzenpus. What the fuck's up with the spy culture obsessing over Magic the Gathering and xCoin. I get it NSA can control the BitCoin market with abusing selfish mining etc. and no smart person is going to invest in an abusable currency other than the one we already invested in called money. Now go pray to Cthulhu.

Richard Stallman (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46960373)

It smells just like Richard Stallman. The honey badger of money doesn't care how it smells!

Questions no one asked (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46960517)

I hope that company loses money on this stupid attempt to glom on to a fad for a quick buck

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