Julian Casablancas and Five Smelly Musicians Who Don't Deserve Their Own Perfume

What do you get when you blend Italian tangerine, perennial Haitian grass, bits of vanilla and tonka beans, some licorice, and a whiff of violet? The masculine scent of indie rock...

The Strokes' Julian Casablancas is the new face of Decibel, a French eau de toilette by Azzaro that combines "rebelliousness and unrestrained creativity" in a 100ml microphone-shaped bottle, according to the company's website. And best of all, they've got a line of Decibel bath products.

Finally, a scent that captures the aromatic ironies of hipsterdom.

Azzaro's banking on Casablancas' stylish personal brand to sell an exotic fragrance. After all, he's a better choice than say, Andrew W.K.

But while incredibly talented, he doesn't strike us as the fresh-scent type. In fact, there are several musicians we don't ever want to see -- or smell -- endorsing cologne, especially if their scent reflects their brand.

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5. Tyler, the Creator

He's talked openly about his bacon addiction, and has probably been bathing in it ever since Nardwuar interviewed him at SXSW. Can you imagine bacon as a fragrance?

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4. Ke$ha

Yeah, she's pretty hot, but she's a dirty girl. Remember that picture of some dude's love juice splattered over Ke$ha's body (NSFW)? We know sex sells, but it also smells sometimes.

 

3. Andrew W.K.

The dude's been wearing the same dirty white t-shirt since "Party Hard" catapulted him into the mainstream in the early 2000s. And he looks like he hasn't showered, ever.

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2. Insane Clown Posse

We're sure that underneath the face paint, Detroit's own Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are really sweet dudes. However, if they were to bottle up their musk, it'd probably smell like a Gathering of the Juggalos fest.

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1. Rick Ross

This guy makes it rain so hard at the strip club, the goddamn Weather Channel shows up to cover the chaos. But all those lap dances and champagne room visits take a toll on a man's personal hygiene (read: grajo and stripper sweat). So steer clear of any would-be Rick Ross fragrances.

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