An Oregon woman says a perfume that was made with the scent of her rapist has triggered a reaction of disgust among some women.
The perfume, called “Loving My Husband,” has sparked anger in the town of Roseburg after it was released last week by Kohls, the U.S. department of commerce.
The scent is used to create “toys for the senses,” the perfume description reads.
The description has also sparked debate about whether the perfume was a glorification of sexual assault or just an excuse for the company to make more money.
Kohl said it is working with local police to investigate the allegations.
It’s unclear if the company is investigating the alleged rape allegations.
In a statement, a spokesman for Kohls said: “The scent was not intended to glorify or trivialize sexual assault.
It is an essential part of our company’s identity and one we take seriously.
We have a long history of using innovative materials and materials for our products, including in the fragrance we sell.”
Kohl’s spokesman said the company would continue to work with local law enforcement to address the allegations and said it was “committed to making sure this does not happen again.”
Roseburg Mayor Jeff Molloy called the incident “outrageous” and said he was deeply offended by the accusation.
“We all feel bad, and it’s going to have a profound impact on the lives of those that work at our business,” he said.