Burger King Launches 'Flame' Men's Body Spray
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
And today's last word in business is the perfect holiday gift, unless your family and friends are vegans.
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Unidentified Man: Come on, baby; give it a spray.
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INSKEEP: The last word is Flame, which is the name of a new body spray for men. It comes from Burger King. We haven't smelled it, but the marketers say Flame features, quote, "the scent of seduction, with a hint of flame-broiled meat." A Web site for the new spray features an animated king - you know, the Burger King, the guy in the king suit - reclining by a fireplace naked, except for a strategically placed animal fur. In case you think this is a joke, we called Burger King and confirmed with spokeswoman Claudia Lezcano that her company is, indeed, behind this new product.
Ms. CLAUDIA LEZCANO (Director, Advertising, Burger King Corporation): The Whopper, the flame-broiled scent of Whopper, is something that our fans absolutely love. So, for the holiday season, we said, why not come up with a Whopper-influenced aroma?
INSKEEP: And it could be yours at a New York City retailer for the low, low price of just $3.99. And that's the business news on Morning Edition from NPR News.
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