That smell and taste

From Chris Ambidge, this product ad:

An easy pun on come.

There’s the come of come-on; from NOAD2:

noun informal
a gesture or remark that is intended to attract someone sexually: she was giving me the come-on.
• a marketing ploy, such as a free or cheap offer: [ as modifier ] : introductory come-on rates.

And then there’s the ejaculatory verb come (‘have an orgasm’) and the ejaculatory noun come (‘semen ejaculated at orgasm’), the latter with the spelling variant cum.

[More distantly related is the phrasal verb come on, in several senses; from NOAD2:

1 (of a state or condition) start to arrive or happen: she felt a mild case of the sniffles coming on | it was coming on to rain. 2 (also come upon) meet or find by chance. 3 [ in imperative ] said when encouraging someone to do something or to hurry up or when one feels that someone is wrong or foolish: Come on! We must hurry! • said or shouted to express support, for example for a sports team.]

Now to JRM Mfg., which is listed in various business directories, but with only minimal information. For instance:

This business is categorized as a Wholesale Novelty Items business. Jrm Manufacturing Inc is located on 153 W 27th St in New York. (link)

I know JRM as a purveyor of poppers, in various formulations. From Wikipedia:

Poppers is a slang term for various alkyl nitrites inhaled for recreational purposes, particularly isopropyl nitrite (2-propyl nitrite) and isobutyl nitrite (2-methylpropyl nitrite), and now more rarely, butyl nitrite and amyl nitrite (isoamyl nitrite, isopentyl nitrite). Amyl nitrite is used medically as an antidote to cyanide poisoning, but the term “poppers” refers specifically to recreational use. Amyl nitrite and several other alkyl nitrites, which are present in products such as air freshener, video head cleaner and finger nail polish remover, are often inhaled with the goal of enhancing sexual pleasure. These products have also been part of the club culture from the 1970s disco scene to the 1980s and 1990s rave scene. Poppers have a long history of use due to the rush of warm sensations and dizziness experienced when the vapours are inhaled.

… In the US, originally marketed as a prescription drug in 1937, amyl nitrite remained so until 1960, when the Food and Drug Administration removed the prescription requirement due to its safety record. This requirement was reinstated in 1969, after observation of an increase in recreational use.

Other alkyl nitrites were outlawed in the US by Congress through the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988. The law includes an exception for commercial purposes. The term commercial purpose is defined to mean any use other than for the production of consumer products containing volatile alkyl nitrites meant for inhaling or otherwise introducing volatile alkyl nitrites into the human body for euphoric or physical effects. The law came into effect in 1990. Visits to retail outlets selling these products reveal that some manufacturers have since reformulated their products to abide by the regulations, through the use of the legal cyclohexyl nitrite as the primary ingredient in their products, which are sold as video head cleaners, polish removers, or room odorants.

Goodness knows what’s in the product Come-On.

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