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Words cannot describe how horrible this sounds on so many levels.....
Jammie Nicholas Surplus
By: Sanja Pekic
If you thought that you couldn’t be surprised by a new perfume, you certainly did not anticipate the new fragrance by the London-based artist and self-proclaimed perfumer Jammie Nicholas smelling of feces and dirt! The fragrance is named Surplus, perfectly suited to this controversial concept.
"I didn’t want to be like all the other schmucks and translate something from English into French just to sound glamourous", says Jammie for viceland, "Surplus carries the same meaning in both languages, which negates the romantic connotations of the French language."
In an interview with Viceland.com, Nicholas says he got the idea of producing his special perfume after reading “The History of S@#t”, by Dominique Laporte, which “which analyses the theoretical and social implications of faeces, and its role as a building material for cosmetics. It suggested that pleasant smells were used to cover bad smells, so it could be suggested that a bad smell could be used to cover pleasant smells”. After doing some research and talking to a bunch of perfumers and scientists, he learned there are molecules that are common to both good and bad smells, just in different concentrations. For example, both faeces and white flowers like juniper or orange blossoms are made from the molecule Skatol. He also found out that many food companies use stuff like civet, an emulation of the anal secretions of the civet cat, and ambergis, which mimics a sperm whale’s gallstone.
Originally posted by opal13
Disgusting beyond words.