Posts tagged ‘celebrity’

James Bond

Not the character but the.perfume.

I’m wearing it.

It’s not my favorite smell, but it ain’t bad either. What I like best about it isn’t the Bond association (’twas a gift) but its honesty.
It doesn’t try to hide the fact that it’s an industrial perfume. Conjured up by a think tank to serve the masses, and serve it does. It is a methodical smell. Some bloke in a board meeting said “We need a smell for James Bond” and some other blokes went to work. They mixed and tested several smells and one made it.

There wasn’t a master of smells at work who has devoted all his life and magnificence to making perfumes involved. Methodical making, methodical smell.

Unlike some of the other smells out there. The celebrity smells.
They try to mask the fact that they were made the same way I’m describing here. Some chick said she wants a smell named after her, and they went to work.
But there was no effort of soul in it! Not for a single moment is anyone tempted to think that the celebrity in questions smells like that, and only feeble minded pricks would actually believe they sat down for ages and tested out the mixture until it sat right. They got a choice of already made smells. “Pick one and give it your name.”

Yet these smells try to cover their tracks, and attempt (weakly at that) with playful notes to hide their industrial origin.

So all in all, James Bond is honest, as it smells methodical, industrial and like a secret agent. 😉

Note: honesty in a perfume is only to be used losely. A perfume covers your “natural” smell, so aperfume is ALWAYS dishonest, but still in certain smells there is honesty of sorts. People made the smell, and it was so good they decided to go forward, then they looked for a name for it and came up with one.
Only in instances like Celebrity smells and BRand Smells (like James Bond)  the process was the other way around. I’m dead certain of it. Or can you imagine someone mixing the smell in question, sniffing it, and then thinks “This is how James Bond would smell!”
Me neither…

Faces of feces (Politics pt.2 & Advertising pt.2)

In the last years I have noticed a trend that had been going on for a long time.

People over Program

Are we as a society really that shallow? How could we allow to sink this low?
No matter what you are advertising for, even of it is for toilet-bowl-scrubber-bots, we sho PEOPLE instead of the PRODUCT. Happily smiling families, scantly dressed women, yes. A flash of the product, back to the people.
Maybe it’s a (scantly dressed) celebrity instead of a family/scantly dressed woman – still one we want to see.

It has become the same issue with politics, we have celebrities or people, advertising for parties. We have interrest in the candidates, instead of the party program.
Hitler was non smoker, barely meat eating, barely drinking alcohol war hero – think before you cast your vote.
Who cares if the candidate is living a healthy life? Is god fearing or an atheist?
Or whether they are attractive?? What are their stands on the issues? What their plans for the economy? The foreign policies?
Look at the political advertising posters from the 1950s and compare them with todays.

Issues vs. Faces.
While in the 50s they would have promised toilet-bowl-scrubber-bots, they would show it to us today.

While I know that the stands on the issues are as trustworthy as the fake smile, and photoshopped politicians heads – but I’d rather cast my vote based on what they told me, than on how nice they look and how often they pray to a space zombie.

Sadly we have an election coming up in the fall of this year, which means from around mid summer on I will be bombarded with non-slogans and smiles more fake than Lolo Ferrari’s tits.

Stay away from Austria at that time, they’re going wild then…

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