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Street Art Ad Project: Wear A Mask Perfume By D.S. & Durga

ds and durga street art photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

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.

wear a mask perfume installation vbiew photo by gail worley

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.

wear a mask ds and durga photo by gail worley

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.

Yes, It Exists: One Direction Perfume

One Direction Perfume
Photo By Gail

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 Dot Com, “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.

More Photos From The John Paul Gaultier Exhibit

Portrait of JP Gaultier
Photo/Portrait of Jean Paul Gaultier (All Photos By Gail)

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.

Boudoir Pink Satin Outfit and Teddy Bear

Note the prototype Cone Bra-Wearing Teddy Bear, which set a precedent for many Cone Bras to Come!

Boudoir Pink Satin Outfit Detail

Detail from the photo above. This was one of my favorite outfits in the entire exhibit.

Boudoir Outfit with Umbrella and TV

Costumes Sketches for Madonna

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.

Costume Sketch for Madonna and Dancers
Let the Homoeroticism Begin!

Madonna Iconic Gold Corset
Madonna in Her Gaultier-Designed Iconic Gold Corset

Boudoir Gallery Champagne Satin Walls

The walls of this gallery are covered floor to ceiling in quilted, champagne colored satin. Very nice!

Boudoir Gallery with Crowd

This is what the gallery looks like with people in it.

Gaultier Colognes

Various scents of JPG Cologne in the now Iconic Bottle!

Outfits for Beth Ditto

Outfits designed for Beth Ditto of The Gossip!

Black Waistcoat and White Lace Gown

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.

Embody The Essence of Your Favorite Cocktail With Demeter Fragrance Library!


“I Smell Sex and Candy Here”

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.

Of course, you don’t need to pay these rules any mind if you’ve simply chosen to spray your skin lightly with Demeter Fragrance Library’s Sex On The Beach cologne spray – an inviting combination of Vodka, unsweetened Pineapple Juice, a touch of Raspberry liquor, a hint of Melon liquor and a splash of Cranberry that’s intoxicating on an entirely new level! Thanks to Demeter’s vast selection of provocative cocktail scents you can smell like an entire Beachfront bar even if you don’t drink!

Whether you prefer the sweet, fruity scents of Tropical drinks like the classic Pina Colada or a frosty Frozen Margarita, or something a little more Top Shelf, Demeter fragrances will make you smell so inviting, your party host will want to ensure that you stick around until Last Call! For the holidays, we especially love the celebratory essence of Brut Champagne that can add an extra something special to your New Years Eve Date!


“Cheers!”

If you’re a Gin & Tonic kind of gal or a fan of the classic Martini, Demeter makes it easy and affordable to carry the scent of your favorite cocktail with you – and on you – wherever you go! Prices range from just $6 to under $40, with Free Shipping on orders over $50! Please visit Demeter’s Awesome Website to pick up stocking-stuffers for every lovely lady on your Holiday shopping list!

Demeter Fragrances: Smells Like Home For The Holidays!

A picture may be worth a thousand words, and a favorite song may inspire a wave of sweet nostalgia, but when it comes to the five senses there really is nothing like the power of smell memory for full-on transportation to the past. With their introduction of ready-to-wear scents of classic, everyday objects such as Grass, Leather and Crayons, Demeter Fragrance Library is a leader in the fragrance industry with their continuously evolving, cutting edge collection of scents. Now that the holidays are upon us, Holiday-inspired scents are more popular than ever, and Demeter has a collection that will take you right back to the aromas of fresh-baked treats wafting from your Mom’s kitchen, even if you’re now living across the country. Here are a few of the seasonal scents we like.

Christmas in New York City is a special time in a special place. It took the genius of Demeter Fragrance Library to capture that specialness in scent: Egg Nog, Spices, Apples and Roasting Chestnuts, all the elements that are uniquely New York at Christmas-time. This is a bold, cold weather scent that will instantly make you feel warm all over.

One of my very favorite Holiday scents is the invigorating pine smell of fresh-cut Christmas Trees. Even if your home is too small for a holiday tree, Demeter’s Christmas Tree cologne will infuse your being with Happy Tree memories all year long. The sweet and spicy scents of Gingerbread, Cinnamon Bark and Eggnog may inspire you to get busy with your holiday baking while subtler, ambient scents like Snow, Mistletoe and Fireplace comfort your senses while allowing you to bring a bit of the Winter Wonderland with you wherever you go.

Demeter Fragrances are priced to own and give as gifts, for as little as $10 for a .29 oz. Roll On Perfume Oil that can be tucked into your purse or a 1 oz. Spray Cologne for just $20. Please visit Demeter Fragrance for more holiday-priced fragrance specials and to place an order!