Monday, August 16, 2010

The Sex Pistols: Rotten stench

Had they not chopped him into parts and sold him in Punk Reliquary boxes, Sid Vicious would be turning in his grave, again. Here's The Sex Pistols: The perfume:

The English punk rock band - fronted by Johnny Rotten - have teamed up with cosmetic firm Fragrance and Beauty Limited to create the Sex Pistols scent, which is described as resisting tradition, fighting conformity and disregarding aromatic conventions.
Yes, it's resisting conventions and fighting conformity - the hole is on the wrong side of the bottle so whenever you try to squirt yourself, it ends up going in your eyes and burning. Or something.
According to a statement the fragrance - which is available exclusively at The Fragrance Shop -
See? Selling perfume at a perfume shop - in your face, tradition.
leaves a "fresh, restless bite of lemon, sharpened and intensified by a defiant black pepper".
Lemon and black pepper? Did anyone else think the Sex Pistols smelled like a well-prepared dover sole?
The release added: "Electrified by aldehydes, the fragrance exudes pure energy, pared down and pumped up by leather, shot through with heliotrope and brought back down to earth by a raunchy patchouli."
Hang about: patchouli? The hippiest scent of them all? Didn't anyone put any thought into this at all?