When a new closeout store opened in my neighborhood a few months back, I suspected it would provide an excellent source for finding this site’s weekly Pink Thing of the Day, and I was, of course, correct. This 4-item Pink Fantasy fragrance and body care collection, which smells like ‘pink fantasy’ I suppose, was on sale for just $6.99! Considering it is a limited edition, I’d say that is quite a bargain!
What initially looks like a wheat paste ad for Wear a Mask perfume is actually a street art project from real-life perfume company D.S. & Durga. But is it really just an ad, or is it an artsy public service announcement? The burning question being: Is Wear a Mask eau de parfum a thing that exists? I can’t get a straight answer on that.
Spotted outside a boarded-up tapas restaurant, the ad copy describes the scent as embodying:
Notes of 70% reduction in transmission, peace lily, and caring about other people.
Popular D.S. & Durga scents include Burning Barbershop and Mississippi Medicine, so this could be real, but it almost doesn’t matter, because the message is clear. The brand has a brick-and-mortar store located in Greenwich Village, Manhattan (currently closed due to the pandemic), but their perfumes and other body products are also sold online, and through high-end retailers such as Nordstrom.
As proof that One Direction Mania has infiltrated all corners of the world, I took the above photo while vacationing in Hamilton, Bermuda. So, there really is no escaping it. There actually appear to be two separate fragrances: That Moment and Our Moment. A little sleuthing on my part reveals that That Moment is actually an updated version of Our Moment. Blah Blah Blah. I hate knowing that this perfume exists.
And just what does a women’s fragrance from One Direction smell like, you ask? Let’s find out. According to Frangrantica, “Our Moment by One Direction is a Floral Fruity fragrance for women. Top notes are pink grapefruit, forest fruits and red currant; middle notes are freesia, jasmine and frangipani; base notes are woodsy notes, patchouli and musk.”
What the hell are “Forest Fruits”? I ask yez.
Anyway, the user reviews are hilarious and my favorite is this one:
“Smells exactly like Britney Spears Circus Fantasy. Nothing special about it. A typical celeb perfume.”
Britney Spears Circus Fantasy? I don’t even want to know what that smells like.
As promised, here’s another stash of awesome photos from The Brooklyn Museum’s Jean Paul Gaultier Fashion Retrospective. These creations can be found in The Boudoir Gallery.
For background (the how and why, so to speak) information on the exhibit, please visit This Link.
Note the prototype Cone Bra-Wearing Teddy Bear, which set a precedent for many Cone Bras to Come!
Detail from the photo above. This was one of my favorite outfits in the entire exhibit.
It can be argued that Gaultier virtually created Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour persona with his elaborate corsets, bustiers and fetish-wear designed for the superstar and her dancers. Certainly there is ample evidence to that end on display here, in The Boudoir.
The walls of this gallery are covered floor to ceiling in quilted, champagne colored satin. Very nice!
This is what the gallery looks like with people in it.
Various scents of JPG Cologne in the now Iconic Bottle!
Outfits designed for Beth Ditto of The Gossip!
That White Lace dress is nice!
If these pics, and the ones posted previously, aren’t enough to inspire you to get your ass to the Brooklyn Museum for this exhibit, I have another set or two which will run probably next week. For logistical information (the when, where and how much) on the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit, please visit This Link.
There are Three Golden Rules with regard to Sex on the Beach:
1. Pick a position and stick to it: Too much switching and swapping results in two bodies entirely coated in beach sand.
2. Bring a towel or blanket: Sand in your underwear is both uncomfortable and hard to explain.
3. Proceed with caution: that stretch of golden sand is always less secluded than you think.