Shock rocker Marilyn Manson can't wait to start work on his perfume, because the absurdity of the idea appeals to his wacky tastes.

The TAINTED LOVE singer admits he'd never considered a foray into fragrance before a reporter suggested it after a fashion show last month (OCT05).

And now he can't wait to join the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce Knowles and Paris Hilton with his own celebrity scent.

Manson says, "I was asked about my interest in creating a fragrance and I thought, 'There's nothing more absurd than that.'

"In the sense that absurdity is a wonderful form of communication.

"There are people who are very interested, and it's a matter of seeing what happens. I just really have to see what it all entails, because right now, it was just an idea proposed to me - very enthusiastically proposed. I'm open-minded."