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Posted by Total Beauty 04/05/12 at 11:28AM

In case you hadn't heard, April 14th will mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the "Unsinkable" Titanic. Not exactly a joyous occasion but one that's being feted nonetheless; Twentieth Century Fox will release "Titanic 3D" on April 4th, there've been a slew of cool new photos taken at the site of the wreckage and, to get in on (cash in on) the all the fun, QVC has launched a commemorative fragrance -- although, in fairness, it's not as creepy as it sounds and is, in fact, kind of sweet. Here's the deal ...

One of the 2228 passengers who set sail from Southampton on that fateful cruise was a guy from Manchester named Adolphe Saafeld. Turns out that Mr. Saafeld was a perfumier who was making the crossing to debut a new fragrance in America. When the ship struck the iceberg, he was lucky to get aboard a life raft and survive but the 65 vials of essences and oils he'd brought along weren't as fortunate.

Unbelievably, 62 of those vials have been recovered from the ocean floor and QVS has fashioned a fragrance, Legacy 1912 Titanica, using similar scents that "surround you with the fragrance of delicate lemon and nerolis, alongside blushing rose and warm, sheer amber."

Rather touching (in a commercially-motivated way) isn't it? The eau de parfum is available for advance order on the shopping channel's website for $69 and will be shipped out in July -- hopefully not by ocean liner.
And the survey says...
1-4 of 4 Comments
  • Posted by tinkerbella26 on 06/04/13 at 11:07pm

    near far wherever you are...

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  • Posted by jessicaviolett on 05/31/13 at 06:08pm

    nice

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  • Posted by Corduroy on 06/17/12 at 12:53am

    For real. This sounds like just one huge publicity stunt to help sales. Also, being QVC...well, let's say I take anything they hawk with a grain of salt.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 04/05/12 at 08:37pm

    I really love QVC but I think this might be a bit much...

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