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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
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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.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Perfume Bottle With Mickey Mouse Ears

Kiddy Girl Perfume Bottle
Photo By Gail

People will frequently ask me, “Gail Where Do You Find The Stuff That You Post for the Pink Thing Of The Day Column?” And I will tell them “I Find Them Everywhere!” Case in point: this Jeff Koons-esque mirrored Fuchsia Pink Perfume Bottle with Mickey Mouse Ears on its cap was found by me one rainy morning last week, peeking out from a box of toys that were perched atop the sealed trash bin in front of the Chickpad’s gate. A stroll through the Google tells me the that it is called Kiddy Girl — or sometimes My Way Kiddy Girl — Perfume. Yes, it is For Kids. Also, most of the bottles whose images I saw online have a logo printed on the bottle; so, how lucky was I to find one that is is such pristine, unmarked condition? So lucky, that is for sure.

Video Clip of The Week: The Coathangers, “Perfume”


The end of summer is always bitter-sweet. *Sigh*. So, let’s liven the mood a bit with this a softly rocking tune from Atlanta-based garage rockers, The Coathangers, who are making an encore appearance on this here rad blog with their thematically seductive video for “Perfume.”

As the beguiling Coathanger ladies lounge and frolic on the beach, or cruise leisurely down an inlet canal, the lyrics, “Summer stole the perfume from my eyes” tells you all you need to know about the seasonal transition that leaves us all feeling a bit wistful. The Coathangers have been descirbed as Stiff Little Fingers on Diazepam, meets the Pixies, meets the Dandy Warhols. I cant really do better than that, so let’s just let that smoldering ember sit a bit, and cool off. Hit me!

“Perfume” can be found on the band’s latest EP, Parasite, which is out now on Suicide Squeeze Records! Enjoy!

Coathangers Press 2017

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, “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.

Avon Outspoken Fragrance Gift Collection By Fergie

Avon Outspoken Fragrance Collection by Fergie

Fragrance to-go is a hot item for the holidays and Avon has the right idea with this collection of three different rock star perfumes designed by Black Eyed Peas singer and fashion icon, Fergie. Carry one or all three of these appealing scents in your pocketbook and be ready for any festive occasion! This fun stocking stuffer gift of three mini roll on fragrances and a cool silver key chain cap sells for just $16.50 at This Link.

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“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.

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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!