Elon Musk announced that over 10,000 bottles of his new perfume, Burnt Hair, have been sold. Priced at $100 per bottle, this totals over $1 million in sales. Elon Musk also said that he couldn’t wait for the media stories about the sales of The Boring Company’s new product.
The perfume's name is carved in script on the front of a ruby red bottle, which is displayed in the advertisement. The tagline reads, "The Essence of Repugnant Desire". Each bottle is sold for $100 for US customers.
Following the release of the new fragrance, there have been reports of media outlets contacting Elon Musk’s fans, asking them if they really bought the fragrance and why.
Jonathan Preston is one such person who was contacted by The Wall Street Journal. He told Teslarati that he received an email, and after verifying the authenticity, he spoke with Joseph Pisani over the phone. In a Twitter message, Jonathan told Teslarati,
“When I saw his message this morning, I thought it was fake/spam because why would anyone really care? On Twitter, his account is verified, and I googled him and confirmed he’s with WSJ.”
Jonathan was asked why he bought it, how many he bought, and whether or not he thought Elon Musk would actually make it. He also told WSJ that he didn’t think the product existed yet.
“I think Elon threw it out there and is like, ‘holy shit, people actually want this!’ Now he’s probably scrambling to get this made. Again MY opinion, and I could be wrong. It’s Elon Musk. It’s well known if you order something new/not yet on the market, be prepared to wait, and I am. I waited almost a year for my Y.”
“I waited [for] over 1 1/2y for my 2 Starlinks it’s just how it is, and if you don’t want to wait, you don’t buy his products,” he added.
WSJ also asked if Jonathan was a fan of Elon Musk and Jonathan explained to me that this part is what he was worried the publication would take out of context. He explained that he didn’t consider himself a fan but as someone who has a lot of respect for Elon Musk.
“I believe he’s genuinely trying to better humanity, and I respect anyone who will disrupt ‘the system’ to do so. Everyone laughed and said he would fail, myself included, in Tesla’s early days. As time passed, he’s proven everyone wrong. Just look at legacy automakers struggling right now. Now, who’s laughing? I have other products and no problem pointing out flaws.”
Some of these flaws included ones Jonathan experienced when taking delivery of his Tesla Model Y in late 2021. He also added that he thought people were too serious about everything about Elon Musk.
“People can’t even laugh at themselves. MSM (mainstream media) seems to always put a negative narrative on everything. Yes, there are real issues going on globally with war and politics its just depressing. My opinion is Burnt Hair is just Elon saying, chill out, have a laugh, and share a laugh.”
Even Musk realises the power of his name, that’s why the tech billionaire took to Twitter to goof around and candidly joked about entering the fragrance business sooner.
"With a name like mine, getting into the fragrance business was inevitable – why did I even fight it for so long!?" the tech billionaire said after he announced his new perfume, 'Burnt Hair'.
What's more? Well, if you have Dogecoin, then you can use those to pay for ‘Burnt Hair’, which Musk has termed as omnigender perfume – meaning both men and women can use it.
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