Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious, that is. One of perfumery's boldest houses, État Libre D'Orange, has created a scent called God Save the Queen ($50). Naturally, it's designed to capture the essence of punk progenitors the Sex Pistols.
We imagined the bollocks-y bunch might smell like sweat, hair dye, heroin, and contempt for authority. Instead, the notes in this scent include dark leather, patchouli, black pepper, ambrette, citron, and aldehydes (think of the notes that open Chanel No. 5). It's not available Stateside, but if you've got plenty of filthy lucre, you can order it online from the original French Sephora. Are you furiously curious to give this scent a sniff, or do you find the idea pretty vacant?