If you've ever wondered what Double-L stands for... it's Lois Lewis. And if you google Lois Lewis + Jimmy Choo, you'll get a LONG LIST of links to a story that happened back in 2014. I was traveling with Eli Young Band to Denver, Colorado and, well... my perfume caused quite a .... stink. :)
Jimmy Choo Perfume Confiscated at Arizona Airport for Resembling Grenade
5:01 PM PDT 3/18/2014 by Stephanie Chan
Jimmy Choo eau de parfum
This happened in Arizona: TSA agents confiscated a passenger's clear glass perfume bottle because it looked like a bomb.
Sure, Arizona just killed a law that would have permitted businesses to refuse services based on religious beliefs. But that doesn't mean our neighbors to the east are joining Mensa anytime soon. On Saturday, a TSA agent at Arizona's Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport confiscated a passenger's bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume because it looked like a grenade.
Lois Lewis, a band promoter for country acts including The Band Perry and Florida Georgia Line, was preparing to board a flight to Denver, Colo. But upon going through security, she was asked to turn in her ID and the clear, round, beveled bottle containing 2 ounces of perfume so that explosives experts could examine the offending piece.
"They said if as a passenger you were to get on an airplane and you were to wave this around that people could maybe construe that as you making some sort of a threat," Lewis told AZ Family. "I went from humorous to all right, let's be real. It's perfume."
Lewis bought a new bottle of the scent when she arrived in Denver, but when she returned to Arizona, she realized her bag had been searched and the perfume removed from its plastic wrapping.
Although Lewis appreciates TSA's intention to "protect us," she notes, "I travel a lot, many many flights a year. I have a husband. I want to come home. I want to be safe. But I want to be logical."
Jimmy Choo has yet to respond to Pret-a-Reporter's request for comment.
FULL STORY HERE: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jimmy-choo-perfume-confiscated-at-689353
Does this bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume look dangerous? (Sephora.com)
One woman is making a stink after the Transportation Security Administration confiscated her expensive bottle of designer perfume at the airport because agents said it looked like a grenade.
Country music promoter and frequent traveler Lois Lewis was stopped by TSA agents and investigated by a bomb expert at Phoenix's Sky Harbor after trying to bring her 2-ounce bottle of Jimmy Choo perfume in her carryon, reports KTKV.
Lewis said that she placed the $83-a-bottle perfume, which was within security guidelines, in a clear plastic bag and sent it through the scanner.
The TSA prohibits any toy weapons or other items that look like weapons to be brought on board because it can be perceived as a threat. Last month, security at Heathrow airportconfiscated a tiny toy gun off a Woody doll from "Toy Story."
When the TSA agents saw the perfume bottle, they shut down a lane at the Southwest Terminal for nearly an hour to investigate.
"I'm not a casual traveler. I was trying to show them look I'm PreCheck. My risk has been assessed you know. I carry this with me always," said Lewis. "They said if as a passenger you were to get on an airplane and you were to wave this around that people could maybe construe that as you making some sort of a threat."
Lewis explains that the expert took down her information, copied her identification and then confiscated the bottle.
"I went from humorous to, alright let's be real. It's perfume," said Lewis.
Undeterred, she bought a new bottle in Denver, but this time Lewis said she decided to pack it in her checked luggage. But she believes that her bag was searched because the perfume was outside of its plastic covering.
"I know the TSA is there to protect us. I know that. I am a traveler. I travel a lot, many many flights a year. I have a husband. I want to come home. I want to be safe. But I want to be logical," said Lewis told KTVK.
FULL STORY HERE: https://www.foxnews.com/travel/tsa-confiscates-perfume-bottle-shaped-like-grenade