What does Lithuania smell like, and why in God’s name would anyone want to smell it?
Three Lithuanian entrepreneurs have created a new national fragrance in an attempt to make “scents” of what they say is a misunderstood country.
Dainius Rutkauskas and two other friends have created the Lietuvos Kvapas as a novel memory aid.
They claim the “national perfume” – which is more an air freshener – was a crude attempt to create the “scent of Lithuania”.
The fragrance combines subtle hints of:
- Burning gasoline
- Freshly-baked bread
To form what some are calling “the fragrance that reminded everyone about Lithuania, last week.”