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Monday January 7, 2013

Chicago Perfumer Creates “Tamale” Scent

Chicago Perfumer Creates “Tamale” Scent

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Some scents wake us up, some calm us down and help us sleep. It makes us wonder then, what the scent of tamales will do for us.

Chicago perfumer Zoraydo “Z” Ortiz has created a new perfume “Tamale” as part of her new line from Zoils Oils.

The perfume line, called “La Diecicho”, is a 5-year project of Z, who holds a degree in biological sciences and works as a research specialist at Rush University Medical Center.

The Little Village resident has already picked up a few fans selling the scents are music festivals.

Along with Tamale, Z has also created a scent for bikers that she says smells like bike grease. Another scent is “Pan de Muerto,” which she created in celebration of Dia de los Muerto. She created the scent after looking up a recipe for the bread. The perfume smells like anise and orange.

She’ll also create custom scents for as little as $20 – unless she really likes you, then you get the “cool guy discount” of $5 off.

The perfumes can be found at shops along 18th Street in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood:

- Wheel of Time bike shop
- Pilsen Vintage and Thrift
- Round Two Resale

To get a custom scent, Z can be reached here on Facebook or by calling this number (773) 759-1791.

As for Tamales, Z says she is also making a “pollo” or chicken scented tamale scent or perhaps an “al pastor” scent.

“I could go wild,” she told DNAinfo.com