Welcome to another installment in my new feature here on Hortus Conclusus, in which a perfume bottle sings a little riddle, and it’s up to you, dear readers, to guess which bottle of perfume is riddling. Which of you will be the first to guess this one, I wonder:
There once was a girl from the boonies
whose antics were often quite loony.
and then she made me
so others could see
taste as childish as the Goonies’
A perfume she made with vanilla
and sugar—it was somewhat Godzilla.
By that I mean hairy;
I’m so sweet it’s scary,
SO if I’m a dream, I’m a killah.
For reverie is what I’m named after,
but you may receive this with laughter,
for I come in a bag
with a confederate flag
and sequins that look even dafter.
The girl who named me is not named Candy
Or Cindy or Jessie or Mandy
but she became famous,
then married an anus
have you guessed my name? it’s : _______!
Ingres’ Oedipus and the Sphinx courtesy of Wikimedia Commons