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Smell Like Putin: Russian President Inspires New Perfumei
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January 04, 2016
There are Putin T-shirts, Putin mugs and Putin dolls. Now a perfume designer says he has captured Putin's essence in a fragrance. Leaders Number One, a bottle with Putin's profile, went on sale at Moscow's iconic GUM department store on Red Square. It's the latest product of what Kremlin critics call the cult of personality surrounding the Russian president. But what do Russians think of the men's perfume inspired by their president? (RFE/RL's Russian Service)

Smell Like Putin: Russian President Inspires New Perfume

Published 4 January 2016

There are Putin T-shirts, Putin mugs and Putin dolls. Now a perfume designer says he has captured Putin's essence in a fragrance. Leaders Number One, a bottle with Putin's profile, went on sale at Moscow's iconic GUM department store on Red Square. It's the latest product of what Kremlin critics call the cult of personality surrounding the Russian president. But what do Russians think of the men's perfume inspired by their president? (RFE/RL's Russian Service)