I like to splurge on myself once in a while. A nice pair of shoes, a swanky haircut, a fancypants purse. Sometimes it's nice to treat yourself right, no? The one thing I typically don't treat myself to, though, is a luxurious bottle of perfume. Especially if it's made from human poop.
So, that's why I'm not buying Jammie Nicholas's new fragrance, Surplus. Because the 85 bottles he produced were made from his own excrement. Oh, and a dash of dirt. And they smell like it, too. Sound intriguing?
See, Jammie Nicholas is an artist. And, in my humble opinion, this is clearly a ridiculous art stunt, a cry for help, if you will. But, be that as it may, Jammie has still managed to sell 25 bottles of the stinky stuff at $85 a pop. And I think that's flat-out nasty.
Nicholas got his idea after reading a French book entitled The History of S**t. He says, "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."
But ... why would you want to do that? Poo-poo smells icky. That's why perfume is typically made from things like flowers, and vanilla, and all things citrus.
So, am I right -- are you not getting enough press for your art, Jammie? Surely you're wildly talented. I'm disappointed that you would resort to a childish ploy like this just to get some 'net time. I guess the joke's on me, though, because here I am, writing about you, you, you.
I personally will not be buying the perfume. Yes, I may skip a day of showering, or eat a handful of grapes that fell on the floor, but elegantly dabbing perfume behind my ears that was made from human feces is where I draw the line. And while we're at it, I'd prefer not to be near anyone wearing the perfume, either. I can get my daily dose of the Surplus scent on the subway, thankyouverymuch.
What do you think of Surplus perfume?
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