This one isn't nearly as strange as the Tromboon, and to be honest is probably quite boring, I just love the name of the instrument.
Seriously, the oboe of love? I'm pretty sure that there is no known incidence of an oboeist luring a member of the opposite sex with the seductive nasal whine of their instrument of choice. The Lasso D'amore, on the other hand, is a veritable sex-on-legs of an instrument.
For an idea of the beautiful sound of a Lasso D'amore, being played by a master, I refer you to the last 10-20 seconds or so of I'm the Urban Spaceman By the Bonzo Dog Band.