The Week Contest
This week’s question: A perfume for women who admire Vladimir Putin has gone on sale in Moscow. The scent is called Russian Woman, but please come up with a name for a perfume for either gender that better captures the macho magnetism of Russia’s dictatorial president.
Last week’s contest: Our culture is more sexualized than ever, but new research has found that Americans are having sex significantly less often than they did in the 1990s—perhaps because we’re so distracted by our digital devices. What would be a suitable sociological or medical term to describe this phenomenon?
THE WINNER: Appstinence
Ashley Merdinger, New York City
SECOND PLACE: E-rectile Dysfunction
Bob Andenmatten, Housatonic, Mass.
THIRD PLACE: Not Pinterested
David Edwards, Tucson
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Putin perfume” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, April 4. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, April 7. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week.