The latest product of U.S. Cuba fever: ‘Eau de normalization’

A New York-based perfume maker added a cologne with the name Cuba, to “celebrate the political opening”

Cuba cologneCUBA STANDARD — A Great Neck, N.Y.-based perfume maker offering hundreds of fragrances added a cologne with the name Cuba, to “celebrate the political opening of the United States geographical neighbor and former political foe.”

Demeter Fragrance Library said the Cuba scent is the first of a new series called “Destination Collection”.

“So close to America, yet so far away and exotic to most Americans — that contradiction made Cuba a perfect subject for the initial Destination Collection,” the company’s marketers wrote. “And exotic is the perfect starting point for this fragrance.”

The Cuba perfume “features lush notes of tobacco leaves, green sugar cane and the more mysteriously named accord of Latin spices,” the marketing text says. “The atmosphere is meant to be nocturnal as it is an imaginary and olfactory evocation of Havana nights.”

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