Perfume, lead single from the brothers Mael's latest opus Hello Young Lovers, is a list song. A litany of names is married to a catalogue of fashion houses, all of whom produce some kind of jaw-droppingly expensive scent.
Not since Venini - who once supported Sparks on tour - have Moschino, Gaultier and Armani appeared together in a record. Here they're joined by Lagerfeld, Davidoff and all manner of other well-dressed household names.
But Russell Mael doesn't want any of that. "But you don't wear the perfume / That's why I want to spend my life with you," intones the less scary brother. Presumably he prefers natural smells, but if so, he declines to say so explicitly, which is perhaps for the best.
Musically this is a funky little number, pinned to the floor by Ron Mael's '70s synth bass and spiky guitar chord stylings, interspersed with a piano and strings interlude. Clor provide a B side remix that makes Perfume sound all their own.
Unlike much of the parent album it doesn't feature layers of multitracked vocals - check out the very fine and very mad B side (Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your Country - or any of the brothers' other many and varied production tricks, so feels like the tip of an iceberg. Dive below the surface and discover the smell of the album.