For decades, German rock band Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann has been singing about all the places he’d like to put his penis. The thing is, unless his fans spoke fluent German, his innuendos were often lost in translation.
Then in 2015 he was taking pity to the poor, unfortunate souls who have only a basic understanding of a decent Bück Dich, which is German for ‘bend over’,- where he was humping Rammstein’s keyboardist, Flake. On Skills in Pills – the debut LP by his side project Lindemann – the vocalist’s newfound interest in English had enabled more people than ever to wallow in the filthiness of his mind. Song titles on the record include ‘Golden Shower’, ‘Ladyboy’, ‘Fat’ and the first single of the album, ‘Praise Abort’.
So when the German rockband launches their first fragrance, it was no suprise, that they chose a ‘Rocky’ name: Kokain. The fragrance is named after Rammstein’s song Kokain from ‘Das Modell’.
Created by Alexandre Illan, who is currently working at Symrise and who developed the fragrance, introduced his work as ‘warm and very addictive’. Kokain is a woody unisex fragrance that starts with fruity notes and dries down into a potent leather scent with a hint of iris. It is suggested as truly ‘Rammstein-esque’.
Its powdery fruity opening represents addictive drugs, (an olfactory representation of deadly drugs have not once appeared in fragrances), the top note leading to a strong heart of gasoline and patchouli. The fragrance further develops into a smoky woody leather base, illustrating ‘the smell of fire in the substructure’. 100% Rammstein.
Rammstein Kokain is available in drugstores and online (to be shipped from May 31st) as 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette (€19.99 / €29.99)