Queen rocker Brian May is taking on the fragrance market with his own scent, Save Me.
The guitarist and animal rights activist has teamed up with Sergio Momo – boss of perfume company Xerjoff – to launch the new scent, named after Queen’s 1980 hit, to raise money for the protection of wildlife and badgers. (music-news)
“SCENT FROM HEAVEN !!! Wild Animal Rescue never smelled so good ! Join Sergio Momo’s launch today ! This amazing man is doing something wonderful for animal welfare,” Brian wrote on Instagram alongside a poster advertising the scent’s online launch on Friday as well as snaps of both him and Momo signing the bottles with gold pens.
On his Instagram Stories, the musician wrote the question “Is this a perfume for EVERYONE?!” followed by Momos response, which reads, “Absolutely yes! Suitable for both men and women, this kind of perfume (known as Niche or Artistic Perfume) doesn’t necessarily follow the usual commercial and marketing rules. Built from natural components, it’s designed, not to make anyone be more ‘man’ or more ‘woman’, but to tell a story, to communicate different kinds of emotions.
“With green and floral notes and woody undertones, Save Me perfume evokes the English countryside – the natural environment of British animal wild life.”
Brian May revealed that Queen will release their own version of Monopoly. The new board game will take fans through pivotal moments in the band’s history. Online vendors give the Queen Monopoly game a May 5th release date.
“We’ve been very secretly developing Queen Monopoly for over a year. And it’s due in a shop near you in May,” the guitarist wrote on his website after Amazon “leaked” the news. “I’m excited – it was a blast working on it – like making an album! We hope you love it!”
Instead of the original game’s goal of becoming a real estate scion, the Queen-themed Monopoly will allow fans to build the band’s career from the ground up while avoiding “taxes, jail and bankruptcy.”
“Tour the amazing gig history of Queen, from their very first at Imperial College in 1970 to their last with Freddie Mercury at Knebworth Park in 1986. Tour the world with the band and buy gig locations and hit singles,” the game’s description says.
The players’ tokens for the game are also tied to iconic Queen songs and images: The giant robot from the News of the World cover, a bicycle for “Bicycle Race,” a vacuum cleaner that nods to the “I Want to Break Free” video, a hammer for “Hammer to Fall” and May’s guitar.