ART & COMMERCE///ANDY’S MUSK…

October 28, 2007  |  Uncategorized

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Luckily, Andy died before he could be accused of designing this bottle...

Ever wondered in your deepest private moments what the original King of Pop might have smelled like? In December, NYC-based boutique fragranciers BOND no 9 intend to spring their best guess upon us in the guise of their ANDY WARHOL "Silver Factory" perfume, the first in a series of licensed fragrances they plan to release in the late artist's name (lucky us). So what did the Silver Factory smell like, exactly? According to the company, "We conceived of Silver Factory as a smooth, smoky, spicy blend of interlacing incense (a key scent of the ‘60s), wood resin, and syrupy, seductive amber. But just to complicate things, we gave it a heart of jasmine, iris, and violet—a scent that Warhol was especially fond of. These slightly dissonant florals combine to evoke a metallic effect—that of warmed-up, molten silver, and then, for the merest hint of coolness, we threw in a handful of cedarwood." Wow, and we thought art writing was bad. So, basically, for $150, you too can smell like freshly smelted metal and cold wood with the extra-added bonus of having this lovely Warhol Foundation-approved decanter to prove your allegiance. We think a subtle mixture of powdered wig and old grilled cheese is probably a more accurate approximation of Andy's musk, but hey what do we know about perfume? Just please, for the love of god, don't pour this goop over yourself and come sit next to us on a plane...

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Our boy Warhola in his original Silver digs on the fifth floor of 231 E 47th Street circa 1965...

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